Busy Busy Busy...no time to write blog entries this week. Been decorating you see (and working of course!) Because I'm a bit contrary I decided not to paint the lounge / kitchen in a logical way. So what I have done is put up the coving, filled the cracks in the ceiling (of which there were many), but only at the top end of the room. Then I painted the ceiling (again only at the top end), and painted the wall at the end of the kitchen...and now I'm making my way steadily down the room. I get bored easily so a whole day of ceiling painting is too dull.
So I do a bit of wall, a bit of ceiling, a bit of coving, and so on until the room is finished. Everyone thinks I'm barmy but it works for me. I can see steady progress as I work! So I have a room which is two-thirds coved, two thirds crack-filled, one third ceiling painted, and has a lovely deep purple wall at the kitchen window end. I've even put the silver thin-slat venetian blind back up at the kitchen window!!! My kitchen area is now useable again with minimum disruption...perfect!!!
Every time Dan's Dad comes home he has a look and then shakes his head in disbelief and walks away chuckling!!! When he saw my new sewing machine he just laughed out loud. His solution would be to get a decorator in, and then get someone to make the curtains - but that's because he hates diy, whereas I enjoy it!!! (and I'm far too tight to pay a decorator for something I can easily do myself - especially at Surrey prices!)
When it's all finished I will put some pics on here and you can all have a look!!!