We’ve finished plastering. Woohoo!! Just now need to patch up the gaps and clean up the mess. Then it’s onto sanding, mist coating and finally – be still my beating heart – painting!
In the meantime, I thought it was perhaps time to share another colour scheme, this time for our sitting room.*
The computer screen doesn’t massively differentiate the next colour from Pigeon, but it really is different (lighter) in real life!
The idea is to create a cosy, calming, neutral backdrop, though not too neutral. We have some lovely bits to go in this room including a family heirloom – a painted corner cabinet from 1710 – as well as framed ivory fan set against fuschia felt. And, of course, we have a wonderful original cast iron fireplace – a post about that little beauty will follow soon.
We need to crack on with painting as soon as poss so we can get the radiators back on before we start to need them. Then it’s just carpets, curtains, furniture etc and we MIGHT stand a chance of being done by Christmas. That’s the plan anyway.
* I refuse to call what will be our new beautiful room a lounge.
In the little flat I grew up in my mum always used the term ‘sitting room’ – and I find it much more elegant and fitting for our darling house.
There will be no lounging on settees in this room, there will be sitting on sofas.
And, ok, after a few drinkies there may possibly be the occasional touch of sprawling on floors……