Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Happy Monday...

Hi folks...the beginning of another week...the painting gremlins have left the building with their tails between their legs...thanks for all your "been there...done it" comments yesterday....pity I didn't ask your advice before jumping in or read all the bad reviews for that particular waste of time product on the B&Q website but hey ho you live and learn...the Crown bad boy has been ceremoniously dumped in the bin and said door is now looking all sparkly and glossy after a coat of "does what it says in the tin" proper paint and we're in a Happy Happy Monday mood...
I know I'm a bit of a perfectionist/second best just won't do...as my old dad used to say..."if a job's worth doing...it's worth doing well" which brings me on to the dilemma of the colour on the walls...thank you for all your advice folks...I did take it on board and then proceeded to completely ignore it...oops...sorry but the cream colour was just too yellow for my liking and if I don't like it now...I suspect that a few month's down the line it will be doing my head in and that's not a job I want to add to the list in the run up to Christmas...so I made another trip to B&Q...fast becoming a "get there with my eyes closed" automatic pilot destination and headed straight for the Dulux counter for a great big can of...
my favourite emulsion...a little bit more expensive but worth every penny...it's as tough as old boots and with a Furry Companion who loves to harl the walls with muddy splatters...it's got to be washable...not wipeable come off on the cloth washable but time and time again scrubbable washable and I love the colour...
I'm in still at the two tone room stage but I can definitely see the wood for the trees now so it's ever onward in this mad DIY quest...the grandkiddies are coming tomorrow for a sleep over so if that's not an incentive to get cracking and get it finished I don't know what is.  2 paint free days having fun and letting loose my inner child sounds good to me.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

23 comments:

Cazzy said...

You are superwoman for sure! I hope you get it all done in time.

We once painted our bedroom a gentle yellow, it actually kept me awake all night and we had to repaint it back to magnolia!

Cazzy x

Glennis said...

Looking good!!

mimijudy1975 said...


You are so energetic,Kath,that's great.I like the white best ,also. It pays off in the end to spend a little extra for good quality,doesn't it ?
Have a wonderful time with those grandkids tomorrow. I bet they are excited for their sleepover !!

Wilma Brown said...

WOW I am renaming you superwoman, I need your energy. Walls looking good. Enjoy your time with the grandchildren if you find the energy.

Wilma x x

Jane said...

Goodness me Kath...I am amazed how you fit all this in to your already busy life...it looks great though and I am sure that now you are happy with the colour you will enjoy it x

shirley-bee said...

I'm with you on the colour-changing. It would have driven me nuts to look at the walls every day and not like them. I love the new colour!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think we were all trying to save you more painting really but must say I much prefer the new colour. Been there done that with walls I didn't like and poor hubby had to repaint, I don't paint very well and he does so he is happy to do it. Enjoy some fun time x

Redanne said...

Well I have to admit the new colour is very, very nice and not so yellowy and more in keeping with your furniture - love that glossy door too. Just a shame you had to go through all that hard work to get there......have a lovely time with the Grandkids. Hugs, Anne x

Julie Brooks said...

Hi Kath, so glad you got it all sorted and are now feeling so much happier. The new wall colour looks lovely. Enjoy your play date with your grandchildren. Hugs, Julie xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief Kath, you must be shattered! I really like the Gentle Fawn colour. and I totally get it. staring/living with the decor that you know in your heart isn't right is enough to send you off the track really. Wprth the effort but argh, what effort!!

Irene said...

AMAZING how you combine it all, loads of DT-work, workshops, playing for fun with all the goodies and spoiling us with gorgeous creations and...the fab paint job in the house!! The door looks absolutely stunning and I LOVE the wall colour............you could start a "handy woman" business and I'd hire you immediately *lol*!!

xx Irene

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Fabulous shine from that door. I love the new colour too, very calming effect I would think. I too am a big Dulux fan. Enjoy your time with the Grandchildren. Hugs Rita xxx

NGCARDS said...

I have to admit Kath that I do like the new colour much more :) xxx

Crafting Queen said...

REally like the new colour. You are doing an amazing job. Hugs to Buddy.

Kat said...

Doors and walls looking good Kath. Pity about that other paint wasting your time but at least you're getting there now.

Enjoy your time with your grandkids, we had a great 4 days with ours last week.

Kat xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Goodness me Kath have you got a red and blue outfit on under your day clothes (aka Wonder Woman)! I must admit the new colour does look nice although I quite like the other colour too! Susan x

Paper Junkie said...

So pleased you are having a better day! X

holly007 said...
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holly007 said...

Kath, thanks for making me smile every time I read your blog. you are such an inspiration, hope everyone appreciates all the hard work your putting in to create your wonderful home.Loving the latest colour, hoping you get finished soon and have a well deserved break.

Pamela said...

I too prefer the new colour - Gentle Fawn sounds so romantic too! Have a great time with the kiddies. You'll be more worn out than after repainting the door and walls LOL!

craftyfoxglove said...

You're giving me nightmares about redecorating now! I bet that pot of Crown wasna cheap either. I do like the new colour though and hopefully when it's all finished you'll be able to sit back and say 'I did that!'. I've been taking advantage of the dry spell to paint the 'sitooterie'. One coat of the same stuff it was painted with last year - but now I have to go and clean the brush! Enjoy your visitors.
Valxx

May said...

Goodness me Kath you are a wee rascal, there no stopping you...I do love the colour I must say... Great choice...Have a wonderful fun time with your Grandchildren... Hugs May x x x

trish said...

Hi Kath, well done you, it's a good job you changed the colour it would have annoyed you every time you walked into the room. It all looks so shiny and new, almost like moving into a new house. Enjoy the couple of days with the kids, no doubt you'll be tired after that too... Trish

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