Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Decorating Delights

Y'know, I'm starting to realise why so many of you say you hate decorating...

We started on Friday night, and we're still only halfway there. So far, the bedroom and the living room are finished, except for varnishing the skirting boards. The kitchen still needs another coat of paint on the walls and the ceiling, and I still have to paint the melamine cupboard and drawer fronts.
We haven't even started on the bathroom yet - I didn't get any 'before' pictures of it, but at the moment the tiles round the bottom half of the room are pink marbled ones, then there's a border of narrow tiles that patterned in pink too, but not a shade that goes with the lower ones... The upper tiles are white, but with the occasional one that has a Greek statue in a floral wreath. It's bloody hideous!
We've spent half of the last few days trying to get our electricity connected, since there's problems with the meter due to the last tenants leaving it in debt, so we've been painting by the light of battery lanterns, which doesn't make it any easier. Chris is down at the house at the moment, hopefully being met by someone who's going to get it sorted out. *crosses fingers*
I'm going down there now, and with any luck we'll have the painting finished today. Chris is going to spend the next two days packing while I'm at work, and on Friday we'll put up the curtain rails and assemble the new furniture we bought at the weekend. Saturday is the big day. I just hope everything will be done by then.

Wish us luck, we're going to need it!



At 10:55 am, Blogger Smerk said...

Sounds like fun. I hope everything gets sorted out before you move in!

At 11:34 am, Blogger Nettie said...

See, I told you so :P

Sorry, couldn't resist.
The excitement of a new house tends to drown out the pain-in-the-arseness of decorating, it tends to be after it's all finished that you realise how much it wasn't fun and that you never want to do it again.

At 2:53 pm, Blogger oppiejoe said...


At 3:43 pm, Blogger NEO said...

Hey if the lights don't get turned on you will have less bills to pay... :P

At 10:05 pm, Blogger Amber said...

Wish I could be there to help! I love this sort of thing... yes, I know I'm wierd!

At 1:15 am, Blogger MadCarlotta said...

Oh, PLEASE take a picture of the bathroom tile!!

I love garish bathrooms! :D

At 4:57 am, Blogger Tah said...

Good luck. Saturday is approaching quickly. ;-)

At 4:02 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

Hey, if you don't get the electricity connected, then you won't have to look at the garish tiles and you can do a merely half-way decent job at painting without anybody being able to tell! In the dark, it all looks about the same.


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