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 –

20140105_153702




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?

Get more stuff like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.



3 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

How To Invisibly Mount a Sky Q Mini Box on your TV! (Or any set-top box!)
Is the Alton Chained Oak Tree of the Year 2020?
Alton Towers Scarefest 2020 IS Happening – Here are the UPDATED details..
Back to Reality (and back to the Five Bells)
What You Need to Know in Building a Wine Cellar
Tips on Making Healthy Granola
Super Simple Katsu Curry
Paneer, Tomato and Spinach Curry
5 Things to Do While Vacationing in SD

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation, San Diego...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

London is one of the best places to visit on a...

The Best Locations For A Family Holiday In New South Wales

If it is coming to that time of the year that...

Review – Glamp at The Priory

As an adult, I’ve never been a fan of camping –...

No Preview
Book Of Dead Slot Review 2020
Review – Glamp at The Priory
Review – Tulleys Christmas Experience 2019
Review – Chessington Howl’o’ween 2019
5 Things to Do While Vacationing in SD

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation, San Diego...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

London is one of the best places to visit on a...

The Best Locations For A Family Holiday In New South Wales

If it is coming to that time of the year that...

Review – Glamp at The Priory

As an adult, I’ve never been a fan of camping –...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to my mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.