Saturday, May 3, 2008

Finally.....

Yippy!!! I'm finally getting to do some real decorating. I'm busy fixing up my spare room. It's my favourite room because it's particularly bright and airy, with big windows and it get's wonderful afternoon sun.

Ever since we moved in three years ago, it's been a shabby, insipid, way past it's sell by date, shade of pale blue. It's now becoming a bright, sparkling, clean, pure white. Here is the ladder that I'm too scared to climb - I hate ladders, climbing a ladder is almost as scary as climbing a mountain, except when you climb a mountain you get a helmet, a harness, and ropes, and little metal things to plug in and keep you safe.


These are my supplies. Right about now, I'm taking a big, deep breathe and getting ready to go.


And here I am, dressed for business in old jeans and even older sneakers. In South Africa we call sneakers "takkies" - go figure?


I started painting at around 10.00 Saturday morning, and finished the whole room, two coats of paint, by 3.00 this afternoon. Well.... at least the hubby was impressed and said I did a wonderful job. I felt really good. This is one of those projects that has been falling by the wayside. It's been hanging over my head for ages, and now it's almost done. The yucky slog work is over, and now I can have fun with the room, arranging furniture, pictures and accessories. All against a background of pure, clean white. And I think that anybody who has got to know my taste through reading this blog will know what to expect......some very bright colour accents, perhaps a dash of shocking pink, a squirt of lime green, a dab of fabulous purple, and maybe even a touch of sky blue turquoise.


Tomorrow I'm going shopping for curtains. I want to find something ready made, that will be simple, the right colour and relatively cheap. When we bought this house three years ago, we thought that we would be here for quite a while. Now things have changed, and we want to sell in the next 12-18 months, so I don't want to spend a lot of money, but at the same time, I still want something that I will enjoy while I am here. This room is going to be my little sanctuary, a place to read, and think, and dream....so I want it to be nice.

7 comments:

Freshly Found said...

All the best with the revamping! I will be doing something similar soon - my recently married daughter's bedroom needs to be turned into a guest room - and I am also thinking of crisp white walls!

Lynne said...

what fun! looks like a sweet room - love the windows and the floors!can't wait to see what you do!

mormar said...

I loved the windows too. I can't wait to see the pictures of what you do...

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Good luck painting and finding curtains! I can't wait to see what the final outcome is:)

Bhavna said...

All the best with the painting and redecorating! Eagerly waiting for more pics :-)

shelley said...

Bronwyn,
Thought I would pop in and see if there's something happening here and was pleasantly surprised to see posts again! I love the new banner - nice typeface - good luck with the painting and decorating!

babelfish said...

Have fun decorating, 5 hrs work on the wall sounds pretty quick :) well done. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the soft furnishings.