Didn’t have a lot of time to do much work this weekend because we had *gasp* a social life!

But I did manage to (simultaneously) strip the oh-so-attractive faux marble paint off the mantlepiece and (I’m going to have to sit down for this one, it’s so heavenly Victorian) blacked the grate!

Some utilitarian photos..

..and an arty one that doesn’t show off the fabulous slate quite so well (can you tell I married a Welshman?).