Saturday, June 19, 2021


 Remember this painting:

ABOVE:  While I LOVE it, there is something I want to change about it.

ABOVE: This is where is hangs.  Keep that in mind...

Because I want to paint the black border, and change it to a lighter colour.

Here are the options:

There's 6 options.  Now... look at the lounge and what's in it, and of course;  the actual PAINTING ... and give me your opinion on what colour I should paint it.

While you do that, I'm gunna get the washing done.  Then I might strip more damn wall paper!

ABOVE: The three girls having a blast with Lacy's little tablet.
So neat seeing them all together, enjoying themselves.

Stew's opinion on the painting is... keep more of the black and just do the very outer edge in a colour:

ABOVE:  He's got a point.
OH... we have decided to put it by the front door now!  
Yep, it's a process.  I am always changing my mind.  

ABOVE:  I made a start on the front bedroom... looks like I won't be doing it on my own.

Since lunch, we've been out to Mitre 10, then Early Settler looking for 3 antique brass knobs for the Credenza.  It's never had any, and it's a right shit to open sometimes.
So, found some and ordered them.  Now we just have to wait a couple of weeks for them to arrive.

While in Early Settler, we spotted some rather funky coffee tables.  I'm replacing our little nest of coffee tables. 

ABOVE:  Lacy scored them.  They are needing some 'work' done on them as they are fairly wobbly!
But considering they are 25 years old, not bad.

ABOVE:  Saturday night.  Hanging out with this kid.  Then early to bed for me.
Got a pounding headache.  


  1. Morning Team Harvey I choose the light blue but if it was mine I would leave it black because the wall is a light colour 💙

  2. The lighter blue to balance with the shell print/painting on the adjacent wall.

  3. Why not a lighter grey option? That would still tie in with the painting. I don't like the coloured options as they don't fit the theme of the painting which is kind of dark.

  4. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Definitely white.

  5. Anonymous9:47 AM

    How about the same color as the larger painting to the right of this one? IMO any of the brighter colors would really distract from the painting itself Viewers should be at looking/appreciating the painting - not the frame

  6. Anonymous9:49 AM

    I like the purple, orange or green because they make the colours jump and the paler colours will just blend in. I also think it will be amazing next to the wooden cabinet full of bright ornaments. Kj

  7. The blue border with black is my pick.

    #Lacy 💙

  9. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Stew should be making

  10. Anonymous11:13 AM

    I think keep it black...


  11. i rather like the pink,if you think black should go with it that would be good as well

  12. I like the light blue the best

  13. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Chris you are a workaholic even go go go on the weekends. Keera always looks so happy when she is with you all. The love you all share is beautiful. Have a great weekend!
    Kym / Australia

  14. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Chris you are a workaholic even go go go on the weekends. Keera always looks so happy when she is with you all. The love you all share is beautiful. Have a great weekend!
    Kym / Australia

  15. I like the black border with a different color on the outside. The black makes the colors pop. Of course, it needs to be blue. Perhaps match a blue to the big bottom fish's snout.

  16. Light blue or green
    Lacy and her daughters look so cute together like peas in a pod.
    Cold wet miserable day I’m at work.

  17. On second thought.... If you are going to put it in the front entrance - maybe keep it black. It will go with the shelving unit you have there.

  18. Anonymous5:14 PM

    I like the black. 😀

  19. Just watching the news and seeing the devastation in Auckland 😥


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