Things are slowly starting to fall into place with our home improvements. After two solid days of painting we downed brushes at 6pm last night and surveyed our work. The verdict? Not bad. Hardly the work of professionals – there are lots of dips and daubs along skirting boards and cornices, but we have done our best. It’s a bit like a Monet* – best viewed from far away to get the full effect. Or you can squint and just turn your head slightly to one side. Here – take a look.
*Yes I am aware I just compared my painting skills to one of the best artists of all time. What of it???
The colour I chose for the lounge room was darker than that of the hallways and dining room. I also added it to the wall near the stairs to the dining room to be an accent. However in some lights it seems to be exactly the same, thanks to the twists and turns of our walls causing all kinds of hocus pocus with the shadows. So my ‘feature’ wall’s most astonishing feature seems to be that it matches all the other walls. Ah well.
Add in some new lights and new floors (being done as I type!) and it is all starting to look schmick as. Can’t wait to spend next weekend just sitting and admiring it. My arms and legs are far too tired to do anything else.