Moved into this house recently and the previous owner seems to have had a
long and abiding passion for artex.(and the colour brown but that's another
So the problem is this (and excuse my use of non-technical descriptions for
things as I'm not that DIY minded, sorry)
My living room is divided in half by a nice modern dado rail about
mid-height, no problem. It also has a very (VERY) old multi-painted-over
picture rail about 2m high running round the entire room. Above that is
intricate fan-style artexing on the walls to the ceiling height, which has
been glossed over (several times.) The artexing covers the ceiling too but
it's the walls we're concerned with.
The picture rail just has to come down, no arguing about it, which means I
have to fill the recessed gap which will mean flattening the artexed areas
above so it's a flat surface, which I understand might be a tad tricky, so
is there another easier option that won't look horrible?
Thanks in advance for any help, I'm currently appealing to the gods of DIY
to make it easier, somehow!