Naughty truant blogger that I am, not a post for weeks!
Been busy doing all sorts of things, baking, painting, gardening, sewing (of the non-sewer kind) and time has flown by. So here's the half a post from a few weeks ago.
Bed 2 was undercoated and ready for painting.
So I had to go buy the paint during the week for a weekend paint job. Choosing a colour for this room was a pain. I had no idea what to use, that would be suitable as a unisex room, and I eventually just picked blue ( thinking blue and pink/purple/yellow/green for a girl or blue and orange/yellow/black/red for a boy) and then decided to pick a paint-chip at the paint shop. I had the green paint-chip from bed 1 and I just wanted a blue in the same chalky tone as the green. At the paint shop I was accosted by a chatty salesman who proceeded (in detail) to tell me how he and others added so much value to a relatives house by painting it (I must have looked like I needed convincing)
So I grabbed a paint-chip and said "This one", just to be rid of him. Of course it was going to be wrong #*&+% !!!!!
Seems I chose a colour befitting a baby boy's nursery (like 30 years ago!) That dread when you take the lid off a six litre tin and try to convince yourself it will do ,when you know it won't. So what to do? We decided to paint one coat and have a look.
So, I took hubby back the next day (as a man-repellent) and we chose the colour I was after. The same salesman was there helping another female. Awkward! I mean, do we females look like we don't know what we want, ha.
Doorway between the bedrooms.
I'm still painting doors...
Working in this little cottage throughout winter has been very pleasant. Now that the living areas are on the northern side, they are awash with bright light for most of the day, which makes for a very cheerful spot.
Mr CH had a unexpected weekday-off, and on a side track home from the hardware shop (of course) we stopped in at an op-shop to have a sticky and bought this funny little piece. Which is apparently a desk, which we didn't know because the keys wouldn't work to open the top door, I thought it would make a nice bar-type piece. We had to bring it home, as it is the same style as The Super-ugly Sideboard (see popular posts in the sidebar) and it has curves (which hubby is rather partial to) Though it may sit where it is for a while, until I knock a few more things off from the "to do list".
I seem to be doing things not on the list, like painting this bookcase. Spring (not pinterest) has a lot to answer for. That and Mr CH, he suggested it. We keep buying brown furniture so we needed to de-brown something. So two days later it's done and waiting to harden-up so I can put all the junk back.
Three hours on the undercoat (oil based, how I loathe that stuff), top coated in Vivid White (surrounds and shelf front edges) and Wattyl Aspen Light (for the inside shelves). Which is the same colour from the Reno Cottage kitchen and my hallway shelf (with the rosey tins, which people seem to be pinning?) only from a new sample pot $10 with enough left for a table next on the list.
Mr CH is sitting here, asking me how to spell words and adding his own words to the dictionary when spellcheck gives him a hard time. He is sooo distracting. "Listening!, why does it need a T?" he says! So if this rambling post makes any sense I'll be amazed.
Loving this plant at the moment, does anyone grow the yellow Brunfelsia, B. Amercana I think it is? Gotta go it's nearly cuppa time and the kids are still in bed!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, no school lunches aaaaaahh.