We have lived in this house for over 30 years more or less. For all those years I have stuck to painting the walls neutral and adding colour with all the bits and pieces in the house. Practical and boring. Every Spring I drag out the ladder and buckets and give the walls a good scrub. Wood fires tend to make everything just a bit grotty.
After the Market on Saturday morning I got stuck into washing the kitchen ceiling and walls. It took hours and I stood back to admire my nice clean kitchen .....and couldn't see any difference in most of them!!
OK, so maybe I could just paint the bits of walls nearer the stove, tidy them up a bit and make a feature wall? I found a tin of paint in the shed I had bought for something and never used so I painted the bits of wall nearest the stove and it made such a difference. Mmmmm well maybe I would just paint one more.?
Well one wall led to another which led to a quick dash into town for another tin of paint (hopefully I could get the same colour) and at 3.30 Sunday afternoon I once again stood back to admire my nice clean kitchen and was amazed. I was a bit nervous when Ross came in the door and saw it for the first time, no need for worry though because he thinks I should continue on and do the rest of the house the same colour.
Not for a day or two I think. Need to hit the books for the next couple of days but Thursday we have no power from 9 - 4 so who knows what I may get up to.