This is a painting post I promise. I 've been dragging my heels though 'cos renovating is sooo boring, can't even bring myself to watch the BLOCK this year. Guess I'm just not into modern reno's or whining about running out of money,lol!
Anyway, as vintage pretties are an unusual find in my town, imagine my surprise at finding a pile in one go. A lovely oppy lady invited me out back to rummage through manchester waiting to be priced.
So for $16 I scored seven sheets and and old rosey tablecloth, happy days!
The pink sheets are a bit thin, as pink finds usually are, but the others are in such good nic it seems a shame to chop them up, in complimentary colours too! I was thinking of using the large yellow sunflowery ones to make a cover for the old outdoor (undercover) daybed (1950/60's). I 've been wondering what I could use that would still be old fashioned enough. The table cloth has some stains but I'm thinking it would make some lovely cushions or a shopping bag.
And I couldn't leave these behind - $1.50 for 24 pieces of silver plated (though a few have what looks like hallmarks?) lovely miss-matched cutlery. A few dodgy ones in there.
Which polished up well. I didn't try the bicarb soda with aluminum foil in warm water method to remove tarnish this time, last time I mustn't have used enough bicarb.
Mr CH filled the big grooves in the ceiling (to stop the dirt working through) of the Reno cottage.
Made himself a template from a plastic notebook cover to mark out where we are putting new power points.
Then used a spade bit to start the holes off.
And then jigsawed the holes.
Undercoating of the living and dining rooms are finished.
Ready to be painted in "Timeless Taupe" from the Taubmans Endure range.(mixed in el-cheapo Breeze paint-part of British Paints I think. $55/ 6 litres)
Yeah I can hear you! Brown!!!!
Goodbye white walls.
Hello calamine colour. Funny, when this paint went on, I realised, the old couple that used to live in the old house down the road had their walls painted a similar shade. And when I sanded wall chips in the former living room (now bed 2) underneath was a similar colour. Limited colour choice years ago.
Judge kindly, part of a bigger picture to be revealed eventually. Would I paint my house this colour? No! But I'm going to inflict it on someone else. It's only paint. Experimenting!
Always one clingy animal to be found, hanging around like a bad smell!
Back with the living room next time.
Hope everyone is enjoying this sunshiny winter weather, perfectly prefect.
P.S for Leah
Yes Mum is the Aussie , Dad left England at 17 to work on sheep stations in Australia and met Mum a few years later. His dream was to own a big cattle/sheep property. Kids ended that! Still has his shepherd's crook and he does have acreage with cattle now.