Our house was built in the 1940’s. A lot of the original features, like fireplaces, original windows etc are gone. The previous owner was an old lady who lived here for many years, she sadly died, and the house was ‘modernised’. The walls covered in lining paper and painted magnolia, with cream carpets throughout. It has lost a little of its ‘soul’, but thankfully some of the original features like the pantry and panelled doors remain. If you go under the surface though – there are little ‘flashes’ of how the house use to look.

Today, I came across one of those flashes. We wanted a dimmer switch in J’s room, which involved me replacing the back box for a deeper one. When I took the old one off the wall I was confronted by this –

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Underneath the ‘wood chip’ stuff that is there now, you’ve got an oldish floral type design (at the top), and then a 70’s ish looking on the right and bottom, then you’ve got a sort of pinky coloured paper (bottom left). I love seeing stuff like this, and wondering about the past of our house – have you ever found something like this?

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