What A Difference A Day Makes

While we wait to save up the money to have the whole of our house re-skimmed and lining paper applied, we thought we’d see what was achievable with the application of our own bare-handed labour, and the things we could find in our garage.

Because there are some things you just can’t live with.

Beautiful, isn't it?

A woman in her 90s owned this house before us, and apparently her grandson used to come and stay over.  While I’m sure he enjoyed many a sea-monster nightmare, this is our study.

Consider it proven fact that decor can make you feel seasick.

It’s where the computer is, and this blog was brought to you by the letters U, G, L and Y and the emotions Agitated and Irritable.

I mean, really.

As a result of yet another snap decision to just deal with it instead of loafing around all afternoon, we commenced debate.  Debate concluded quite quickly with the realisation that we risked running out of the blessed Magnolia paint (left over from our bedroom) before total eradication of the seascape could be achieved.

What’s the solution?  Why, a feature wall of course!  Made of some deep red paint we had left over from when the evil tenants trashed our flat while we were in New Zealand and we shelled out too many thousands of pounds redecorating after the storm had passed.

Unfortunately for us, we really only get around to active thoughts at about 3pm.  Three coats later it was 11.30pm and we could stand proudly with our hands on our hips and praise Lard for left over paint.

Next morning we put all the stuff back, and now I bring you this blog from much more palatable environs.

Feel the soothing power of muted colour.

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5 Responses to “What A Difference A Day Makes”


  1. 1 Mrs. G. October 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I’m going to have to assume that the sweet grandmother must have been losing her eyesight.So. Much. Better.

  2. 2 Jonathan October 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    How much do you charge to paint other people’s houses? I’ll even make tea, and do witty conversation…. honest lol

  3. 3 Jenn @ Juggling Life October 14, 2010 at 1:38 am

    I would say that is a significant (and much-needed) change for the better.

    I do not paint. I admire those of you that do.

  4. 5 unmitigated me (m.a.w.) October 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    What a beautiful combination. And I’m glad the map is yours, I was afraid it was going out with the paint!


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