Well, I’m about sick of this home decorating topic…you?
I couldn’t get more of the striped fabric to add to my curtains and couldn’t find a plain gold to match the background so ended up buying a more yellow gold to augment the curtains and play down all that pattern. Oh yeah, and I thought dingly balls would be a nice touch (don’t worry, you’ll see).
So….the lighting in the fabric store was quite different from the lighting at home and it turns out it was a lot more yellow than I thought. So…..the paint I had (Peach Veil) was now in conflict with the fabric.
So….by now I was getting kind of fed up and went ahead and bought a different paint…’Bisque’. Which, really, when you get down to it was just a brownish olive colour that goes with all the fabric. I painted the ensuite bathroom last week and this week have tried to get the walls done in such a fashion that that I could hang the curtains right away so my nightwalking shiftworking husband could sleep. (Better than having a nightstalking shiftless husband eh?).
Last night I finished the last two walls.
The only thing left to do is make some kind of wooden support to put the curtains tie-backs on. Sure enough, if we mount them on drywall they’ll pull out in now time. Those suckers are heavy what with the fabric, the black out lining and the decorative lining. But, no light will dare to come through them so that is good!
The valance for the bathroom window matches the bed skirt and I finally have a colour coordinated wall to hang the picture of a Greek street scene that friends brought me from the Islands about 15 years ago. See, there is a silver lining in there somewhere!
In the meantime, Ron has started working on the basement…he wired, framed, drywalled, mudded, and taped a new storage room. I painted it ( the beautiful Peach Veil), and he installed a suspended ceiling. Once the
crap treasure is all stacked in there we can start working on other rooms. I think the bathroom will be next because that requires smashing up part of the floor and putting plumbing in. You know how we like to make big messes!