"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
1 Roller,1Brush and 2 Women!
I know I know we all thought the painting jobs were over! Since Jasmine is home from Uni I thought best use the opportunity and get a big job done.
Our hallway and landings were all painted about 2 years ago and since we now have a dog they were looking a bit sorry for themselves, there's only so many times you can use the magic sponge on your walls before it starts to take the paint off.
The colour was Farrow and Balls day room yellow. I loved the colour but it turns out that yellow is an acquired taste and not many people have quite acquired it yet.
When I decide to do a job I jump in with both feet, as you can see here no painting pieces of paper and looking at them for a week to decide what colour we want! Straight onto the wall with the testers. we tried Dulux 'First Dawn' and 'Mineral Mist'. Jasmine preferred the darker first dawn and Ariane like the lighter mineral mist. It then transpired that Aynsley liked Day room yellow!!!
Left them overnight to completely dry and decided that Mineral mist was the one we were going to go for.
Off I go to B&Q in Swindon to purchase said paint only to find they have started to do a full range of Valspar paint. Now being a blogger and a pinterest and Houzz addict I 'd heard a lot about Valspar and how good it was supposed to be. So once again jumped in with both feet and without even buying a tester decided I liked 'Merry England' so went ahead and bought a 5l can.
Only a little more expensive than Dulux but worth it just for the fact that you got your little stirring stick to go with it!
Knew our shoe cabinet was not going to look its best against 'Merry England' walls so got Jasmine to work on that with a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white.
Loving the Merry England colour and how the shoe cabinet turned out. Great Job Jasmine.
Will be looking for some new handles for the cabinet as these really aren't in keeping with the look. Along with new light fitments to. Looking for small chandies I think.
From Yellow to blue in one afternoon.
The above picture really shows how random the camera I use is, no photo shop tricks here this is how the camera pick up the light in the shot. Pink,green and blue all in one shot. Random!
This is more of a true colour of the walls
Just the stairs and upstairs landings to paint tomorrow. Then maybe I can get my stairs gallery hung.
Of course Bonnie helped! Where from and how she got paint all over her muzzle I do not know!