Sunday, May 26, 2013

It's Confession Time...

Hi folks...for those of you who have been following the DIY shenanigans going on in my life at the mo...time to bring you up to speed with a little update...the painting of said kitchen and utility is finished and I'm surprised to have come this far relatively unscathed...
all that cutting in stuck up a ladder jammed between cupboards and ceiling with your neck at a jaunty angle trying to get a straight line between wall and ceiling is not my idea of a fun pastime and would have been nigh near impossible without the help of the fabulous brushes from Claudine Hellmuth...probably not what she had in mind when she designed them but they worked a treat.
Still lots of little bits and bobs jobs to do before the arrival of the lovely joiner lad at the beginning of June...new doors...frames...skirting boards and flooring are being delivered on Friday...where I'm going to store them is anybody's guess...the cubbyhole may well be turned into a temporary Builders Merchant yard...at least the chef's happy to have little pockets of kitchen that are useable again...
but it's confession time...why go at things half-hearted when you can go the whole hog...oh yes in a moment of unprecented wisdom...I decided it would be a good idea to continue the flooring through to the little hallway and family room replacing skirting boards and doors there too...makes sense to me to get all the messy jobs over in one go instead of hubby's idea of leaving it until later in the year so guess who won the day which means I'm back in painting mode again...

more step ladder...emulsion and roller adventures...not forgetting my favourite pastime...cutting in but I can definitely see light at the end of this very long tunnel...whether this knackered old body will make it out the other end is a whole other question.
And there are other pressing things to worry about...what on earth is going on with the weather...we've had all seasons this week...yesterday was baking wall to wall sunshine...hailstones and winds of the brass monkey variety a few days ago...the central heating's been off on and off again and right at the beginning of the week...snow was falling only 30 odd miles from where I live...
who knows what today will bring but it's time to get back to the paint job and hey if I get a spurt on I might well be scooting off the cubbyhole for a little crafty playtime...see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

judkajudi said...

I have let my husband believe he is the only one who can do the cutting in when we paint!! I am a roller gal!! Looks lovely!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You've certainly got your hands full Kath! Good luck with the interior design! Susan x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow Kath you certainly dot do things by halves, looking great Hun xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, love those male cards yesterday, exactly the type f card I love. You are a glutton for punishment. I am rubbish at painting so hubby does it all so he would not have been chuffed if I had the same idea. hubby says he hopes Buddy is steering clear of all this and not getting any paint on him x

Irene said...

Loads of work but wise decision to tackle the whole thing while you're in the middle of all that paintwork Kath! I'm nevertheless impressed how you manage it all and still show us one gorgeous piece of art after the other!!!!

xx Irene

rachel said...

well Kath - you certainly are very brave - I can't believe you've opted for more DIY! Bless you - I know it makes sense but I just wouldn't have had the heart! Good for you xx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the kitchen colour ... so light and fresh.

nnalorac said...

Snap with the Kitchen wall colours Kath. I love mine. Good luck with the rest of the make over. /carolxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Starting to look good!! I can also see why you want it to be over and done with in a oner.... great use of those CH brushes! Made me chuckle... and the weather, yep, I know what you are talking about.....

Lucie Morin said...

I am glad to see that we are not the only ones with weird weather at the moment. Here in Canada, we had summer at the beginning of May, rain over the past week and yesterday we had snow. Don't remember ever having snow on May 25th.

loftylass said...

Gosh Kath I'm exhausted just reading about your life - you certainly are one very productive lady. Makes sense of course to get all the DIY over with in one go....
(more crafty time later on)
Enjoy!
Hugs
Heather W
x

Jane said...

What a gorgeous colour in you kitchen Kath...is it duck egg blue...I love it.I cannot believe you have snow, here in Surrey I am sitting in the garden in hot sunshine writing this on my tablet! Sending some your way x

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I totally agree, get it all done at once. We were nearly finished our conversion work when I said - do you think we should have all the windows replaced whilst they are doing the new ones? We did and I am now so very glad! Keep up the good work, I am admiring you from afar...... Hugs, Anne x

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, you centainly don't do things by halves. Don't know how you manage it all. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Missed a couple of days and some brilliant makes. Happy Bank holidays Hugs x ChrisB

Shazza said...

looking fantastic, wish I could do all this in my wee hoosie. Feel free to pop through here is you need more to do once your house if finished x

craftyfoxglove said...

What a glutton for punishment! I'm kind of glad that we don't decorate very often, but it does make sense to get it all done in a oner. Just back from a lovely relaxing weekend in Achnahaird with some friends and straight into the garden for me. Love the last three days blogs and projects. Take care
Val

Lorraine said...

Your kitchen is looking fab and I hope the rest of the decorating goes well.
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Your kitchen is looking great, Kath! Hope you got some sunshine today. I have had my first day of the year in flip flops!!!

trish said...

Hi Kath, your kitchen looks great in that colour, good luck with all the other jobs in hand. You are one busy girl...Trish

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