I’ve just seen this picture. I want that room. I can’t have that room. So instead I want some super cool massive shelves where I can pile things up artistically and pretend I read far more than I do. I think something like that would go really well here: Oh my god, how depressing does our spare room look in comparison? It would also be a place to store Ben’s ten bajillion CDs you can see creeping […]
I posted a while back about painting away the baby-boy blue stars in our spare room. Since that took place we’ve added a few bits here and there to our new ‘teenage boy’s room’. Seriously, that’s what it looks like. CDs, a desk, pictures of bikes…it needs some help. First up the desk. Ben desperately wanted a desk so he could have somewhere to sit and ‘write’. Write what exactly, I don’t know, but what […]
I posted ages ago about painting our living room. We did the whole thing in Swansdown (Dulux Trade paint) and one wall, the one with the fireplace, in Dove (also Dulux Trade). Obviously this is a shit, pixelated photo (when isn’t it on here?) but you can see the colour so we are all going to have to just deal with it. At first I quite liked it. I’m talking for a few hours, mainly […]
The hallway is shaping up nicely. Although we are so high on the intense VOC fumes from all the bloody glossing I’ve done that we might not be around much longer to appreciate it. Word of advice, bannister railings take FOREVER to paint. Avoid them at all costs. I was basically weeping into my pot of white gloss on Saturday, desperate for the torture to be over. Thankfully it is now and all of the skirting boards […]
We finally painted the living room this weekend. I’m still off my face on paint fumes. I can’t find the camera so I had to take some terrible pictures on my iPhone (3g FYI. Oldest iPhone ever. It’s terminally ill, poor thing). The whole process of painting two coats on the walls, priming and glossing the wood and putting everything back together again took about a day and a half. The first day was a […]
This weekend, aside from a confusing ‘part Christmas shopping part house shopping’ trip, was mainly about paint. Lovely, lovely, expensive, mine fieldy paint. It’s really hard to figure out where to start when painting a wall. That sounds ridiculous, but the options are endless and the painting also feels endless. Seriously, painting a wall white makes you want to kill yourself part way into the second coat…I learnt that with the bathroom. Anyway, we need […]
Getting rid of a sticky glue residue mess. I’m talking about the glue left over from the 90’s decal of doom that’s been sat on the glass door waiting for some attention since last weekend when I gave up, after inhaling too many nail polish fumes and giving myself a disfigured hand from all of the scrubbing. Anyway I googled what the best thing to remove such glue from a glass surface was and DW40 […]
We snagged these two wicked little vintage bedside units today for £3 each! £3!!! That’s less than a bloody Subway! Can not wait to sand, prime and paint these bastards. They are going to be a SAWEET DIY project. FYI they are from the Hope Direct charity shop in Moss Side. It’s amazing in there. A bit scary, but amazing.
We are rocking a bit of a ‘Changing Rooms’ rag rolled look over the fire place at the moment. It’s just a base coat of rubbishy cheap B&Q White Emulsion, to cover up the darker browny/grey colour discovered under the wallpaper, but it it’s amusing letting people think that that’s the look we are going for, especially as it will be staying this way until after Christmas when the real painting will commence!
Just as a little pick-me up, I’ve crossed off a few bits that we have done from our initial list. A new list of the next bajilion things must be written, but I’m content to check things off of here before I start that. Living Room:– Wallpaper needs to come off from around the fireplace– Damp proofing and re-plastering around the fireplace– Floor needs sanding and re-finising to a lighter wood. At the moment it’s a […]