Tuesday, September 27, 2011

sods blinking law

I repainted the walls in my kitchen a couple of months ago.  This looks lovely but has made the rest of the house look a bit shabby. 
Murphy threw up all down the stairs, I did my best but in the end I had to get the carpet cleaned.  I thought I may as well get the living room and study carpet done at the same time.  In order to be able to move downstairs, I humped all the books/bookcases etc from the study up into one of the bedrooms, (put the furniture from the living room in the kitchen).  Apart from the desk the study is empty so I thought I would paint the walls in there before I move on to the bigger jobs.
I chose the paint to co-ordinate with the kitchen so that I get a nice flow through the house.  Went to buy it and the diy shop locally doesn't stock that type.  Went to the next town, (Grantham) they don't have it either. On Friday I was in Worksop, so I went into the big diy store.  They have had a fire recently and the paint sort of blew up.  No paint.
I got out my paint charts to find a similar colour but I really wanted my first choice.  So on Sunday I drove to Lincoln and hurrah, they have my paint.
Monday, I got up early, masked everything in the room, lay dropclothes to cover every inch of carpet and the desk and got on with it.  Hmm.  It didn't look quite right, but paint does look different wet so I carried on. 
I think the technical term for the colour is HORRIBLE!  Not really - it is a lovely sky blue, and I do like it, but it is not anything like  the kitchen paint, not anything like the swatch on the chart and oh so not what I want on those walls. 

Anyway for a few days, until I rest my hand enough to start again, I will be enjoying blue sky, both inside and out if the weathermen are to be believed

1 comment:

sweetypie said...

the paint thing happend to us half way across the room aaagghhhh....