We have had to empty 5 rooms (entry, 2 bedrooms, office/craft room and lounge) so that we could do some painting and get new carpet laid.
So we currently have our belongings piled up on every available surface with little pathways running around from room to room, basically we are living like rats in a maze.
Even with just the undercoat on we could see that the paint was going to make a huge difference.
Then it was on with the colour. It is the same colour that we have used in the other rooms we have painted and is a pale beige colour.
The reason for undertaking painting this close to Christmas is because we had ordered carpet and it was a bit of a last minute decision to paint the walls. We had originally thought we would not bother but we decided it was worth the effort.
We have been looking forward to getting carpet for ages as our floorboards were really ugly. Years of paint drips, evidence of old carpet and lino and plenty of ventilation. Getting the floors sanded and polished was not really an option. It would have been really expensive and we were not sure all of the boards would have stood up to the sanding.
|One of the ventilation hole.|
Looking into the spare room...
Check out the floor...
And now look at the difference. Amazing.
And in the lounge...
No more fake timber...
The spare room had already been painted but the floors were still terrible.
We couldn't wait to cover up the mess.
And now it looks like a proper bedroom.
I am so glad it is all done, now all we have to do is put the house back together. But not everything will be going back where it came from. We will be using this as an opportunity to have a big de-clutter. Thankfully we are not having visitors stay for Christmas so we can take a bit of time to sort everything out. But I suspect we will get sick of the chaos and not let it drag out too long.
We still have the kitchen/dining room to paint and it is a big space so we are going to leave it for a few weeks. Plus it is where all our stuff is currently piled so until we get that sorted there will not be any more painting.
And let's face it it is Christmas.
Have you lived through renovations?