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Thursday, December 10, 2009

painting, painting and yes, more painting!

Well the title pretty much says it all. It took us a while to start painting as after undercoating everthing I had to get the electrician back to put the light switches on. Well, when we turned on the lights at night, hubby wasn't happy with how the joins looked on the ceilings! They looked perfect in daylight but not when the lights were on. So he started... rubbing and filling and rubbing and filling and rubbing and filling and I was going crazy.. enough is enough!


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.

                                                                        Hallway




My Bedroom



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

6 comments:

The Shabby Cottage said...

Maryann I feel your painting pain - but its going to look amazing when all done. Sandy

The Pink Poodle said...

dear maryann....
looking really good to me...
I LOVE painting rooms!! nothing more satisfying than when it looks just right..
BUT I hate making mistakes re a colour..

the vegie patch sounds wonderful..
no such luck my end of the world with water restrictions!!

sad about kids bullying...
my eldest son copped a bit of it when at boarding school as he was a prefect in one of the boarding houses .. so he had to enforce rules..which some other kids didnt like!!
however..he learnt a lot about life from those experiences..different scenario though when your kiddies are younger..

have a great weekend..
xx andrea

Lucinda Obrien said...

I too feel your painting pain...and your frustration of a husband not happy with the joins in the gyprock.Same thing happened to me and I thought I was going to have a stroke if I saw him get the putty out one more time...BUT I must say it's all worth it in the end.Love your Xmas stockings...they are gorgeous!!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hey Marion,
It has been so long since I came by. Thank you for comng to my blog and for your comments and encouragment.
...And what all I missed. I read through your blog and you finally got permit for extending your home. Wow, cannot wait till you show the "after" pictures.
Hugs and have a great holiday season,
Sonia

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Maryann the paint colours look great. It's so hard picking colours especially you paint on the colour and it looks nothing like you had pictured in your head. I bought over 20 sample pots before I was happy with my colour. Drove my hubby insane.......lol. You must be happy that the plastering part it over no more dust. Take care Carol

shabbydreaming said...

LOOKS FAB!!!!! cannot wait to see it all done it's going to look stunning!!! Im going to do Coopers (nearly 6) room in the red gingham & Polka dot and vintage cowboy theme. I must start over these holidays!! Sorry to hear about the bullying, kids can be SOOOOO mean to others!!!
Have a wonderful chrissie!!
Mands
xxoo

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