Anyway FINALLY it's done and I have started painting and put the colour on the walls. I went out and bought the paint 'barrister white' by dulux which from the sample pot looked great. A dark creamy colour which would look great, or so I thought. I painted my entire bedroom but I just couldn't get myself to like it. Where I had lots of light and sunshine it looked perfect but where it didn't have much light it looked to dark. Sort of a creamy yellowy colour. No, it won't do! So I quickly ducked down to the hardware to see if I could get it in half strength but they couldn't do it by exact measurement so I ended up getting a colour I didn't even get a sample pot of. I ended up getting 'antique white'. It's funny how sometimes I can think about something for so long and still get it wrong in the end. I'm really happy with this colour now, much lighter and will brighten up the house even where its not so bright.
The walls still need to be done in the lounge room, but I ended up getting something I have always wanted for a long time. A ceiling rose! Nothing too fancy as I want the fireplace to be the main feature in this room.
Well there's been a change of plans for James' room. We had intended giving it a nautical feel, couldn't wait to do it until someone convinced him otherwise!! Grrrrr! Lisa had been in his ear!
I quote her "Mum, you can't do James' room all beachy, he'll be teased at school and he'll be bullied"
Surely she was over reacting .. but apparently she wasn't. Bullying is a big problem at schools now and I know not long ago James was getting bullied on the school bus! Ryan also told me not to do it, so looks like James will be having a typical boys room with cars and 'no theme'. Oh well, the main thing is what James wants so now I am totally stumped about his room. Looks like he'll be getting Ryan's furniture.
Have also been busy in the vegie patch planting all summer vegies, tomatoes, zuchini, beans, cucumber, lettuce to name a few. Am off now to put some more cow manure in one section to plant a heap more tomatoes as when I have extra I love making a basic sauce with them and freezing it in portions ready for the next pasta dish ( instead of buying jars!) Then it's back to painting.. !
take care ladies, will visit soon, if I haven't already.. Maryann