Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's A Red Letter Day...

Hi folks...you're probably fed up and sick to the teeth of my daily DIY news announcements but if you can bear with me for just a little bit longer....I'm definitely sprinting down the home straight now...making a dash for the finishing line and this is one big red letter day...the painting in my little chill out haven...aka the family room is done...furniture back in place and curtains hung...another room bites the dust and although it meant another day of hopping up and down the step ladder and repeating the laborious cutting in...I know I made the right decision about the change of colour...love it...love it...love it...

But...you know me there's always a BUT...I've fallen out of love with the dark cosy look winter curtains...all those years of watching DIY make-over shows taught me that a change of "not going to break the bank" accents can create a whole new look and it definitely needs something to gee it up a little bit but do I stick with the RED and go for a lighter contemporary look...I do love these Marks & Sparks cushions...
or change tack completely and go for this...
they do say the devil is in the detail and going by past experiences...no doubt there will be much pondering before that devil of a decision is made but with the grandkiddies arriving this morning that particular task is on hold until Friday when I'll be calling in the cavalry...the perfect retail therapy outing for the  "shop 'til you drop" Friday Girls aka the "guaranteed to blow the budget" team.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

17 comments:

Pauline Wheeler said...

Go for the new one's Kath they will look amazing!!
P x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

I love the green Hun if go for it then you will have a summer and a winter look if you fancy the change xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh I love the little touches of red in the room and those cushions are fab so If they do matching curtains I would go for them. I'm not a green fan but I also think the red adds a touch of warmth.

fiona stewart said...

I love the green, but have to say i love the red even more, but then i do have a brown and red living room.

Defo RED !!!

Hazel said...


Kath keep your curtains but change the cushions and lamps to a different colour and you will save the pennies and change the look of your room at the same time.

Hazel x

Redanne said...

Go with your heart this time Kath, I am a big fan of red but cool green can be so relaxing.......once you see them in real life I am sure you will make the right decision. The new colour does look beautiful in your room - you were so right to go for it! Hugs, Anne x

michele said...

The new paint colour looks gorgeous Kath and I love the M&S cushions - I'm more of a red fan myself. Have fun with your lovely boys xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, I love the touches of red in your room, have you thought of adding a red hem onto your curtains to match the rest of the red in your room. I think your room is lovely as it is.Have a good day with the grandchildren. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Your room looks so cosy. I love those M&S cushions and matching curtains would be beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So pleased you are on the home straight now Kath! Its amazing the difference a change in accessories makes! Have fun with your grandchildren! Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So pleased you are on the home straight now Kath! Its amazing the difference a change in accessories makes! Have fun with your grandchildren! Susan x

rachel said...

both are gorgeous Kath - but I'd pick the green - calm and serene xx

Patricia said...

Loving the cushion, I would be going for the curtains to match.
Your room looks fantastic

Patricia x

Jacky said...

I love the green curtains - but then I always go for green things! The room looks really great. Thanks so much for the Craft Stamper magazine which arrived safely today. Hugs, Jacky xx

May said...

Love the new colour...Love the red... Yikes!!! But I love the Green too.... so I'm not much help.... Have a fun time with the Grandchildren... Hugs May x x x

Paper Junkie said...

Loving the green leaves - always a restful colour - not a huge fan of red, but OK as an accent. Feeling decidely cooler today - had a new hairdresser as mine had departed to another salon- asked for "funky not frumpy" and got a very short funky chicken look! Very short back and sides and spikey on top - but I love it. Cluck cluck....X

trish said...

Hi Kath, the room looks lovely, I love the cushion but the green curtains are also very nice. I'm sure you'll make a good choice, you always do...Trish

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