So, last Friday, I attempted to paint the 2nd bedroom window.
I spent a good chunk of the morning preparing. Drop clothes, step ladder, cleaning brushes, stirring paint etc. Long story short, about 5 mins into the painting I tipped the paint can down the centre of my back! Yes, my back. How is that even possible?
I was the only one home and no one I could yell out to, to grab the paint can that was resting against my shoulder Slowly pouring paint down in front of me on to the drop cloth and puddling on my back. If I dared move, it was going to go all over the wooden floorboards behind me (that, conveniently, didn’t have a drop sheet) Talk about remaining calm under pressure. I managed to get my finger nail under the bottom of the paint tin without moving the rest of my body and slowly steady the paint can back onto the step ladder.
Luckily none went in my hair or on the wooden floor boards as it was enamel oil based paint.
My top and bra went straight in the bin as there is no hope of cleaning that shiz. I then spent 2 hours cleaning myself up.
CENTRE OF MY BACK PEOPLE!!!!
Not only can you not see that area, it is also near impossible to reach.
Me, naked, a 4L bottle of turps & a packet of paper towel made for a fun Friday.
After that, I then rang my favourite painter.
He came over a couple of days later to quote. He is coming back on Tuesday to start. They will be painting, a few windows, a few architraves & the linen closet in the hallway. (Let’s face it, I was never going to get around to it)
So with my new found talent to out-sourse. I also rang a builder that was recommended to me. He should be coming around shortly to quote.
We need him to add a door jam to our bedroom doorway. Make or buy new door for this room and hang the door. Re-hang the door for bedroom 2 (I need to strip and paint it) He needs to put handles on both of them.
I like this handle.
In brass though.
I need to buy this front door
It is just a smidge too big. So the builder will have to cut this one down a little.
The painter will have to come back and paint everything but the back glossy white enamel And the back I want black (to match the other internal door colour)
Then the Builder again, re-attach our door handle, re hang it etc etc.
We also want to get a steel security door to replace the ghastly screen door we have at the moment.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR They are cheap, flimsy and feral!
After something like this
But in black with a brass scroll handle (and the front door will be glossy white with a brass handle)
What are your thoughts of steel security doors? Would you have the fly screen? Because most images I see, with steel doors, they don’t have the screen? It looks better with out. I am all for cross ventilation and love opening up the house any time, weather permitting, but what about the flies? Views please.
The blinds should be ready soon and will be installed as soon as the painters are done and it is dry!
So excited for these, will feel like a real home soon!
Also, The husband found himself with a day with not much to do, so he put the fourth ikea cabinet together and moved the tall bookcase to the 2nd bedroom.
Just need to get the marble slab to pull it all together (and hide the ghastly join lines)
Oh and style it up of course!
The decision has been made to finish off the front half of the house, minus bathroom 1 and then once that is done. We will save, save, save for the kitchen/dining room which is a big job! (the whole kit & caboodle, floors, walls, windows, ceilings etc etc)
In other news. I met Leah (and baby G) from Home Empress. We had lunch at Brasserie Bread.
No photos of us or our meal lol.
But I took these pics later.
Dessert for Husband and I
Famous sourdough. Hate to say it though, but I much prefer the sourdough at Bourke St Bakery (more sour)