Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Home: Day 1/4 Living Room Decorating {Pictures}


Wednesday 23rd May 2012 – 10pm {Back dated}

Woke up at 6.30am and my Grandma was already up, having shifted everything to the middle of the room, reorganised everything and started painting over the brown in white.

Joshua got up at 7am and started painting while I was doing us all drinks and clearing up from the night before's food.

Granddad was up by 8am and finished off the faux wall ready for painting.

By 1pm we had done 2 coats on both the brown walls and one coat of ivory paint on the main wall however once dried the ivory looked very yellow which was horrible, we wanted a “just off white but not quite cream” look.  – Fail. 

My Grandparents and Joshua took several loads to the skip, got our recycling bins from the council place while I painted the faux wall white and then my Grandparents left.  Just as the man with the bed showed up and he does free delivery and builds the items for you – brilliant, bless him he even made the bed in the guest bedroom!!  Fantastic!

Joshua and I got on with painting the white on the brown and decided it would be best to go over the ivory and previous cream in white just to give a total fresh canvas ready for whatever colour we decided to put on the top.  However after 5 coats on the brown wall and two on the ivory and one on the cream we decided white and red wood look nice!!  We went to bed about 10pm aware of the next day’s painting chaos.

Imogen & Joshua


Before: Living Room Fire Place 10th April 2012

Before: Living Room Fire Place 10th April 2012

Before: Living Room Rear 10th April 2012

Before: Living Room Rear 10th April 2012
Before: Living Room Front (with Grandma & Auntie Pat) 10th April 2012
Process: Living Room Fire Place 15th May 2012

Process: Living Room Fire Place 15th May 2012

Process: Faux Wall (and painting) - Today 23rd May 2012



Process: "Careful Mr Joshua!" - Today 23rd May 2012

Process: Bless! - Today 23rd May 2012

Process: Painting over the other brown wall - Today 23rd May 2012

Process: Painted White (over the cream and ivory!) - Today 23rd May 2012

Process: Very bright, but almost a perfect canvas ~ lol!! - Today 23rd May 2012


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