Those of you who watch QVC regularly will sometimes have heard me say that I'm glad to get back to work after a few days off – that's definitely the case this week! Why? Because we're decorating!
It all started with our downstairs loo. Just before Christmas we decided that the decor was looking a bit tired and very purple, so inspired by the blue and white packaging of Liz Earle's beauty range, we thought a quick makeover was in order.
Did I say a 'quick makeover'? Down came the cabinet, mirror, wall lights and off came the half-glazed door with floaty curtain. Two weeks later – pale blue walls, bright white tongue and groove panelling, mirrored lights, a mirrored cabinet and new pictures – what a fab look!
The only problem was that we forgot to use proper bathroom paint for the walls. After Sophie had taken several showers (what takes her sooooo long?) we noticed that steam was marking the paper above the shower, so we had to buy some more paint and redo it. That was Saturday and we just kept going…
The next room to be attacked was the children's old play room with its bright blue walls and ceiling – can I just point out that the kids chose the colour! Sunday was dedicated to painting white over the blue, then on Monday we covered it with a coat of lovely pale yellow. Sadly, as it went up on to the wall, the paint looked more like French mustard than the pretty primrose colour on the tin!
Back to the shop for different paint and up till 1.30 in the morning finishing the walls off. It was the turn of the skirting boards on Tuesday – thank goodness my nephew James is over from Australia at the moment and could lend us a hand, though I wish he'd remembered to plug the fridge back in after painting behind it!
Wednesday was spent tackling the architraves and cupboard doors, and the utility room walls on Thursday – this is worse than the Forth Road Bridge! It's paintbrush in hand for the forseeable future…
I'll let you know how we get on!
And thanks to Liz and her colour scheme – don't forget she's got a fab Today's Special Value coming up on Saturday!
Must go now, I've got some gloss paint to finish!
See you soon,
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