Sunday, April 28, 2013

A picture paints...

Hi folks...they do say that a picture paints a thousand words and they may be right...I've been back on chain gang duty priming the plaster with a diluted coat of emulsion which inevitably means I've been splattered from head to toe...more paint on me than went on the walls I suspect and if it's a water based medium why is it such a devil to remove...even a hot shower with the aid of Timmie's scrubbie failed to do the trick completely...

but I'm cracking along just the utility room to do...
get those wall cupboards down and steam the tiles off the wall before hubby makes a start on painting the ceilings...hours of looking skyward with a roller on an extending pole is not my idea of fun and my neck doesn't think so either...no point in being Project Manager if you can't delegate the crap jobs is there. And the burning question...what colour did I choose for the walls...blimey I hummed and I haaed backwards and forwards between the two right up until the second I opened my mouth at the paint mix counter and out came the words "Woodland Pearl 5"...no turning back now but am I going to like it...only time will tell.
In the meantime I've been having a little play with Grunge Paste and a Pallet Knife...you could say...the cubbyhole's take on plastering.
and if I can sneak away to finish them...I'll be sharing tomorrow. To answer all the e-mails yesterday asking where I got my Kraft Storage Boxes....Tesco...on a "Buy 3-Pay for 2" deal....(not sure if that is still available) but they are really sturdy...the magazine folders are ideal for holding big stamp sets and my favourite sheets of alphabets and the A4 boxes hold loads....in fact I've got my Melt Pot...Texture Treads and lots of bits and pieces in one.  Enjoy what's left of the weekend and I hope it's considerably warmer where you are...it's real brass monkey temperatures here...hat gloves and scarf for a morning stroll at the end of April seems crazy.
Hugs Kath xxx

14 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its coming on at a cracking pace Kath! Hugs Susan x

Stella said...

Morning Kath.The project manager sure seems to have things in hand,espec ially ine the case of controlling the workforce.Have a good day !

Crafting Queen said...

So impressed you are doing so much yourselves. Hope Buddy is staying nice and clean. :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...its all looking good Kath, have a super a sunshine day...Melxx :)

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, do you hire hubby out by any chance? We need our ceilings doing too.......sigh. Very impressed with how much you have achieved, hope you get some crafty time today - your 'plastering' looks amazing in the sneak peeks. Hugs, Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Don't work too hard x

Anne said...

Looking good and time to crack the whip with the workers so you can finish what you started in the cubbyhole cos I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article tomorrow. Take care x

loftylass said...

'Morning Kath - oh how you put me to shame..... you achieve so much.
We've had the paint sample strips on the table for at least three weeks!!! I'll show hubby and this might be the spur we need...
Take care now.
Hugs
Heather
x

rachel said...

Looks like its all coming together now Kath - good for you xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Close to frosty here this morning Kath..kinda getting to the point of it not being fair, let alone funny!! i'm perfectly sure it will be the right colour....because hell, you wont want to do it again in a hurry, huh!!!Am super impressed by how un-chaotic it all looks I must say..not my modus operandi, as you know!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Looks like you're doing brilliantly ...... gald you chose that for you won't be losing the furry lad in there which I rather feared with the other option......Oh the joys of decorating........ did a 4 storey house including the outside rear elevation with 4 coats, the front only to 3.....but that's another story.
Paula (PEP)

judkajudi said...

I am amazed you have energy enough even to THINK about crafting when you are working so hard on your kitchen!! Bless you!!

Kathryn Anderson said...

Being project manager and delegating sounds good to me Kath!

Looking forward to seeing the rest of what you've been playing with.

Kat xx

Paper Junkie said...

Of course there is another way to get plastered...I'm sure your hubby will need something to fortify him after all that neck stretching. Cheers! X

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