I had to work backwards to figure out what day we were up to. Hope I got it right. OK so the painters have been busy with windows, skirtings and started on the stairs today. It’s one big job that’s for sure. I can’t even begin to imagine how long it would take retro daddy to do it all. Or when he would have given up and turned it over to the professionals.
It’s looking great so far. A final coat is needed on doors, windows and skirtings downstairs and the white is such a big departure from the brown and green. And one of the nicest things when I look at these rooms is that I don’t have to look at old empty curtain rods and the old roller blinds that were on all of our windows and were original when the house was built. Some of the blinds were so old they were stained brown from age. It was pretty bad. I’m just keeping it real for you out there. This was no show home.
I’m getting very excited about the staircase and starting to imagine how it’s going to look with the dark floors and the carpet. I just can’t wait to get rid of the green carpet. Oh, have I already said that? Sorry. Just in case you have just come to this blog for the first time and thought wow that carpet is hideous.
And I’ll be waiting until floors and carpet are done before I start to add things to rooms and make them all perfect. That will be fun…………..and on a tight budget. I might be discovering white furniture paint, a paintbrush, op shops, Gumtree, my fabric stash and Ikea.
But it’s all worth it in the end and we won’t need to paint or do floors for a very long time.