This weekend I have been mostly getting covered in paint. As part of our Spare Room Rejiggling, we wanted to get rid of the deep, dark purple that has been on the walls since we moved in and shift over to something a little brighter and less girly goth.

The process got underway last week when we offloaded one of the beds into Tim’s new place, which was all rather convenient as Jack needed a temporary place to stay and Tim needed some furniture to kit out his new pad! We still have one bed left, which is proving rather problematic as the mattress doesn’t tick all the current ‘fire safety’ boxes and thus won’t be taken by the Salvation Army etc. I’m sure we’ll figure something out!

Having removed most of the furniture, however, it came time to get down to some serious painting. A quick trip to homebase discovered our new colour, a sunny, cheery, generally inoffensive peach. Despite Tim’s kind offer to help me out next weekend (he was off in Wales this one just gone), I got all over-excited and decided to dive in by myself.

Silly me.

The first coat was a bit of a nightmare, given my general ineptitude when it comes to DIY and having never done Proper decorating before. The second coat, applied today, went much better and the room is now looking actually rather spiffy but, by god, painting a room is so dull. I really have no idea how some people enjoy doing this kind of thing, let alone do it for a living!

Still, the results are looking much better than expected. One more coat is probably needed mid-week. More photos when it’s done. 🙂

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Chris and Jen Coleman · August 8, 2007 at 3:52 pm

It’s better to have two people decorating at once because then you can do your bit and be pleasantly surprised when you turn around and see that lots more has been done.

Loud music often helps pass the time too!


Tarn · August 8, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Loud music definitely helped! In fact, I think I forgot music on the first coat, but remembered it on the second, which probably explains quite a bit…

As for having two people decorating….have you met Nadia!?!?

She did actually help quite a bit, I’m just being mean. 🙂

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