DP Daily Prompt: Reviving Bricks

You just inherited a dilapidated,crumbling-down grand mansion in the countryside. Assuming money is no issue, what do you do with it?

I have inherited a dilapidated mansion in the countryside, what will I do with it? I must pay a visit to the countryside examine the grounds and the mansion itself. Since I’m not an architect, I will hire one to find out if the mansion can be saved or is it too damaged to renovate, depending on the reply from  the person I hire.

If I get a positive reply that the mansion can be saved but requires a lot of work. I will ask the architect to give me an estimate of the cost, I might get more than one opinion if they all say the same thing, I’d hire the one whose estimate is lower.

The work will start sooner than later, a dilapidated mansion needs to be looked after at the earliest possible time, to avoid further damage. If there is furniture inside decision has to be made whether we keep it or trash it. In any case if they’re worth keeping they have to be moved outdoors until the mansion gets a face lift.

Obviously equipment and men who are assigned for the job will draw out a plan, how to begin,which side needs to be addressed first.

Once everything is decided the work will start, it might take six months to a year, to complete the task at hand. After completion i.e. the walls are painted the doors and windows are taken care of. The furniture belonging to the mansion which are already fixed by a different set of people e.g carpenters and painters.

The mansion inside will be cleaned up and the furniture will be put in the respective rooms.

Next the walls will be decorated with pictures appropriate for a mansion, for this work I’ll have to hire the services of an interior decorator.

Last and not least, I’ll invite my friends to a grand party to celebrate the renovation of my “Grand Mansion”!



Writing Prompt: Wall to Wall

What do you display on the walls of your home—- photos,posters,artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

My walls at the moment are showing off the painter’s craft. I am busy wondering, do I want to cover his artistic work by hanging artwork or pictures or posters or photographs? It will hide the beautiful painting, on second thoughts I am not sure I should leave the walls as is. It will quickly lose its lustre and my friends and all those big mouths will have a field day discussing how awful my walls look.

I am thinking of celebrating nature, the paintings and other work of art are screaming to adorn the empty spaces on my wall.

The colorful feather of the peacock,the ducks wading on the lake, the beautiful garden and the flowers will depict nature’s beauty. 

The painting of the geese with their outstretched wings, ready to take off any moment will be wonderful to watch.

There are two different painters I am thinking about, one took a bucket of paint and used his brushes and rollers to paint the walls with my choice of colors.

The other has an easel where he also paints but his tools are different, his paint comes in small sizes,his work if he happens to be famous sells for a lot of money.

I’d stop right now and pick the paintings to cover  my walls  with paintings of birds,I’ll put up the paintings of birds,flowers, lakes.

They will I hope look beautiful in my living room.