That's what my hubby is calling this littlish impromptu renovation. It all began when we were away and we stayed in a nicely renovated house, visited several other lovely homes and then came home to our very plain pack house. Mmmm, not nice to have a house that looks like we are still flatting and actually even looks like we've been burgled when it's really tidy! (Luckily that's not too often!)
So two nights ago I suggested we just paint our family room as it's the most used room and that might make us feel a bit better. And way cheaper than moving too which was another bad option.
And the next morning here we were, moving all the furniture out to the other empty lounge. Gosh it's handy we didn't have any furniture in the other room isn't it?!! Down came the horrendous curtains that I absolutely can't stand along with the few nets we had left. The others fell apart! Now bare in mind this is not something we usually do. We usually take forever to do anything as it's all too time consuming with four children.
Off went the horrid wallpaper and on went the sprayed water to soften the under layer of the paper. That took the whole day but it was a very good job done. My, the difference already!
The room is looking so much lighter and brighter. It seems larger too. Today I've gone around and cleaned all the paintwork and scotias and my arms were aching afterwards. Hubby is still having fun with the plaster. He really hates that job and makes it well known that he's not good at it. I think it's looking rather grand personally.
This photo is No.2's bedroom wall to show you the colour that the walls will be. Oh the kitchen is also having a paint job as it's a continuation of the family room. Not too much wall space in there, but a bit tricky in places.
So now I have to think about curtain colours. We will end up buying a dark brown leather lounge suite for this room so we can actually have two lounges that are usable. What a treat that will be!
Now do I go for neutral coloured curtains (which I know is the sensible option) or something gorgeous and colourful? There are some amazing new curtain fabrics out there these days. I know it's best to do the neutral thing as then I can change the accessories to get a new look. I do love red as you probably know but I wouldn't want red curtains. But I'm thinking red and fuchsia pink accessories? Sound OK or a bit much? We'll be using this room year round and only this lounge in the winter months as the other room gets too cold. Any advice for us? Please don't be shy we need all the help we can get!