Well yes, the new curtains arrived on Thursday. Hmmm. Not quite what we were expecting. Somehow the wrong colour was ordered. These are more charcoal and silvery. We wanted more of a subtle colour in more of a goldie beigeish tone. We've ummed and arrghed about them all weekend. They really do stand out in more ways than the colour. The lining is a bit thick and that makes them a bit boofey according to hubby. And so much for making the garden more of a feature by having subtle curtains! You just do not notice it at all with this colour.
They are very dark at night too. You probably think they look fine from these photos but really they are too dark. I do like them, but it's not what we ordered so we are borrowing these in the meantime until our fabric arrives in about a month. The curtain people are being very helpful because they feel so bad about the error, so there's no worries there. Oh and the new blinds for the kitchen windows have lemon coloured cords on the white blinds! What's that all about??? I'll be calling them in the morning. Goodness the headaches of home renovations. Our lovely painting does suit these curtains though doesn't it?
My new book strikes again. This time I've made this handy little peg holder. I've always liked them, but never really had the need for one, as I have a peg pocket on my laundry trolley. It seems I must have been sent a message as I just discoverd a large hole in the peg pocket! Seems I'll be able to make use of this one after all. Jolly good.
But golly did I fluff over which fabrics to use, and then the ribbons too. I wanted something cherry looking to liven up the washing duty. I think this is rather happy looking. It's quite useful for a soft toy bed too I see today!
Guess what I've been up to today? This set of doors should be a good clue... Clean looking aren't they? The girls are I have been cleaning doors ready to be taken away for spray painting. I thought it was clever of me to take on some extra help. Wrong!! Honestly they were Jif mad. Used way too much of the stuff and as for cleaning?? Well let's just say I went over them again. Thanks for the help anyway girls!
More of this kind of stuff has been going on too. Wallpaper is a thing of the past in most rooms now. The little girls had a horrid peachy orange paper which we are all glad to see the back off. Hubby is currently removing the paper in our bathroom ready for the big rip out later in the week.
I received a huge surprise in the mail on Friday. You can see it was from the USA. As for priority mail, don't be fooled, it took over two weeks to arrive! I'll tell you all about what was in it next time.
Yes that is a little mean, sorry. Anyway off to make a cuppa for a tired hubby. Bye for now!