Time to decorate (at last)

Like with all property renovations, you have two options...a) pay someone else to do the work for you (very expensive) or b) do the work yourself (much cheaper but very time consuming).

Like with all property renovations, you have two options…a) pay someone else to do the work for you (very expensive) or b) do the work yourself (much cheaper but very time consuming).

Like with all property renovations, you have two options…a) pay someone else to do the work for you (very expensive) or b) do the work yourself (much cheaper but very time consuming).

And over the last 12 months we’ve certainly got to know lots about the latter. We thought we’d have the house finished in no time at all. However, with all DIY, it’s very easy for time to run away with you. For us, a week turned into a month, three months turned into six months, six months turned into a year and here we are…still without a working kitchen and bathroom! How did this happen? We want our old lives back again!

Anyhow, we do have some good news. This weekend I finally began to add some colour to walls. Something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.

I chose to paint the master bedroom on a medium shade of grey. I wanted a deep colour that would contrast well with the brilliant white fireplace and skirting boards.

 

 

I started by masking taping around the skirting boards, fireplace and picture rail, making sure there was no bumps that would leave a wonky paint line. I painted around the edges first using a one inch Harris brush and then filled in the middle section using a good quality sheepskin roller. It was quite daunting using such a deep, dark colour at first but once I’d painted one wall, I knew I’d made the right choice. Two coats later and it looks great!

 

 

Keep a track on our progress by visiting www.thepropertyproject.blogspot.co.uk