No more decorating!

At last, after thirteen days of decorating we’ve finally finished the bedroom. I was beginning to think it would never end. Just when we thought we were making progress an old stain came through the new paintwork and yes we had put stain block on before decorating. We’ve put another two layers of stain block on and repainted twice more.

Of course I had to ask for the wall mounted phone to be moved, my husband agreed we should move it but we were both fed up when the plaster crumbled as we drilled and we had to start filling the wall again. However, despite the set backs it’s done and it looks fantastic. When we put the old turquoise paint on I loved it but was very tired of seeing it now I have this pale calm space with a feature wall. Get me! Must have been watching too many decorating shows on TV.

When we went to choose teal coloured paint for the feature wall we both independently chose a purple wallpaper with a silver print. It’s sophisticated, not like us at all really. The room looks like something from a boutique hotel, it won’t last.

I’m so glad the turquoise has gone, I’m so glad the old water stains have gone, I’m so glad the old ruckled and loose wallpaper has gone, I’m so glad the decorating is finished and I can sleep in my own bed again. I’m not very keen on the yellow in the hall though.


I’m absolutely pooped. We’ve been decorating for eight days and will finally get round to the paper and paint stage tomorrow. It took six days just to remove the wallpaper, two layers each from walls and ceiling. Our biggest fear was that the plaster would come away with the paper but we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the reasonable condition of the plaster. We were unpleasantly surprised by the difficulty of removing the top layer of paper 🙁

We’ve been in the house thirteen years and it’s the first time we’ve stripped this room but at least it won’t want doing again for a good long while. It’s not really helping to get the bunting done or prepare for the show next month either. I don’t mind doing it though as I’m desperate for it to be completed so I can get back in my own bed. Bliss.