Scouring the small ads for a reliable decorator to smarten up the old CTM, I came across this:
I had no idea our local slots-to-property magnate was also handy with a brush, but I suppose it just goes to show how attention to detail can pay dividends.
In the end he turned out to be fully booked, so I went with another chap, who's just come round and given me an estimate. He seemed to know his stuff, although I do have some reservations as he's the spit of one of the Chuckle Brothers.
Could be a case of 'out of the fire and into the frying pan'!