This year I want to get a lot done. I've started this week with the boys' room. It hasn't been decorated for 13 years, and they aren't the little children they were then, so a more adult approach to the room seems sensible.
Part way through. It's actually a darker shade than the one before, which is good, because it makes the white woodwork look better!
I paint using a brush, I prefer the coverage and the brush marks don't wind me up. I started on Wednesday at 10 am, and had the room 3/4 covered by the evening. (time is slow in their room because I had to keep stopping, moving furniture, cleaning and clearing clutter!)
Thursday another 3 hours of painting, separated by a run out to Dunelm Mill for more mature bedding (they had Thunderbirds, Star Wars and Doctor Who. Nuff said)
The run out was to allow the first coat to dry. I came in and started the second coat (and the second pot of paint) only to realise.... the paint was silk and not matt. Whoops.
So tomorrow (Friday) I shall drive off to B&Q for another pot of Sarong Blue paint in MATT finish and repaint the wall I had painted over before realising that it was shining, not because it was wet but because it was... well... shiny.
And the bedding is good. Silver fitted sheets and a Skandi duvet cover that has grey and yellow triangles. I have plans for establishing a proper housework schedule so that the washing, cleaning and tidying needed to run my house can be done by all of us, not just You-Know-Who. Taking time off to decorate has shown me that I need to make others capable of cooking and washing (definitely washing; I haven't touched it and the pile rises up the wall!) and I want to upgrade my bedroom next week, I can't risk nobody washing for two weeks running!
The boys room isn't finished yet. I'll be painting one last time, and then moving them in with shelves, books and clothes. Look out over the weekend, I will try and post a finished Ta Da!!!