Thursday, August 22, 2019


Because the Teenager is not home right now, I was able to get into that bedroom and get it ready for when we put the house on the market.

It went from this:

to this:

ABOVE:  I'm so happy with it.  Now I just have to paint that wall by the bed and this will be another room DONE!
Best thing ever?  I already had all the bed linen for this room.  The duvet cover and cushions were on my bed not that long ago.  And the end blanket is one I have for when the kids come to sleep over.

Today I will be finishing off the vacuming, getting all the sanding dust up.  Then I need to do a damp wipe over of all the walls to be painted.

That will probably take me most of the morning.

I will pop down to Mitre 10 to get some more paint too.  The sewing room has a 'feature' wall of a shade of teal/green, so I need to get more of it to paint that entire wall.

I had thought to put a nice wallpaper up there, but OMG the price of wallpaper now is crazy!  So, getting paint instead.

I am so happy with how much I've managed to get done so far!  I'm not going nuts, I'm pacing myself, so don't worry!
Yes, I do get a bit tired... and moan about it sometimes!  But I'm fine I promise.  Thanks to those who have expressed concern that I'm over doing it.


Well I put off the painting for as long as I could... cos I friggin HATE painting.  I went to Mitre 10 and got more paint, a shower caddy thingee, vacum bags and then came home.

And did  the bloody painting.  I'm happy to say I've done my room, Brylee's room, Griffin's room and the section of hallway that needed painting.

 ABOVE:  I think this section of hallway needs another coat... dammit.

ABOVE:  THIS is what I'm going to tackle this afternoon.  What fun.  NOT.

I hope I've managed to get a paint that will cover it nicely... same colour, almost.  I think what I've bought is slightly prettier.  Probably going to take 2 coats as well.  *sigh*

But for now, I'm taking a break for lunch.

3.15 pm:  And I've just finished putting the cream paint on two entire walls in the sewing room.  Later on, after I've had another break, I will be doing the teal wall.  I'm looking forward to that one.

4.33 pm:  bloody well done...

ABOVE:  And I'm never putting padded boards on a sewing room wall again.  EVER.

OOooo...that was weird!  I scratched my neck with my left hand and it cramped up... my forearm, wrist and thumb!  I've never had a cramp there before.  Random.  And yeah, ya needed to know... cos I'm just sitting here doing nothin'.

8.35 pm:  Dinner is over, the sewing room has been put back together (will show you tomorrow), and I'm so tired I feel ready for bed!  
Might just be an early night for me.


  1. I hope that’s not all washing you have to do, all the clothes on the bed

    1. Nope... it's all clean, just not put away.

  2. You be happy to get the teenage room sure its much fresher smelling too open windows and no smelly sox make such a difference oh how i rember the sox

  3. Wow - what an improvement :-).

  4. I can see how the Teenagers room would have done your head in!! It looks great now.
    At least when you're doing your own home you can take a break if you feel weary unlike when someone is paying you to do theirs.

  5. Isn't it a great feeling getting it all done? We completely redecorated our rental property last year and I didn't want anyone to rent it! Luckily I have a single lady in there who is keeping it like new. Here's hoping your get a great sale price and find a lovely new home.

  6. Anonymous7:44 PM

    I wish my sons room was that untidy I don’t think there is a spare spot on the floor to put my foot let alone his. I just keep his door shut. At least he can pee straight but he is 26.


    1. It was worse! I'd already picked up a lot of shit.

  7. You're a machine!!

    1. Well if I am, I've run outta petrol/batteries now! Need to plug me into the power to recharge.

  8. Looking good!!

  9. Anonymous7:17 AM

    A friend made a padded wall for her sewing room but they attached it to thin strips of wood? Then they just attached it at top and bottom. I think she used sheets of polystyrere under the flannel cover so it was lighter too. Kj


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