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Choosing Colours rev #54

It’s pretty stressful, but we think we’ve chosen the colours – now that I see them like this together I’m feeling good about it

  • Nightingale – Hallway
  • Aconite Yellow – Landing and Rear Bedroom
  • Graphite – Front Bedroom
  • Eton Mess – Side Bedroom
  • Ultramarine Ashes – Master Bedroom
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Colour, colour on the wall

So I have been painting Farrow & Ball Blackened, after putting a second coat on – it became apparent that I had used two different paints. It seems they do both ‘estate’ and ‘modern’ emulsion, the latter having shine to it. This shine incidentally puts the ceiling’s plaster finish to shame.

I must confess I wasn’t particularly in love with the colour and I think it’s time we were a bit more bold. A boldness similar to Louise’s dining room, which is still coming along with a new piece of furniture to finish painting.

Other colours under consideration, going to get some Fired Earth tester pots!


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Shower Suite

First off, we should have painted the ceiling already – because now it’s going to be messy getting a mist coat on first. At least it’s only small!

We ordered 23 packs of tiles from B&Q, 6 packs of them were ‘cream’ but labelled as ‘grey’, so took those to local B&Q sorted that! In the end there were 3 tiles left!

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What a difference a window makes

Finally, sealed two rooms with windows to try and keep a little warmth; although we haven’t got radiators in most of the house and the underfloor heating in the lounge gets wired up later this week.

However what brightened the spirit was just the light in the room, good ole natural light.

Panoramas of the three of the bedrooms that are in progress.

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Upstairs Plastered Rooms

It’s taking much longer than anticipated, but at least the rooms are starting to look like a blank canvas. The hallway just needs to be finished now.

Next week we should have render and windows on the dormers. We have a bathroom that needs fitting and tiling as well.

The downstairs flooring needs to be continued into the dining room, but I’ve had to order more of that anyway.