It’s all very well the landlord being really kind and sending one of his decorators in to paint the hallway and stairs but it’s had a knock on effect. I think my landlord and I have a fairly good relationship. I keep quiet and look after the house and he keeps quiet and appears only when I have nagged and nagged. It does suit us both well. I mentioned to him a few weeks ago that I can manage painting the rooms but the stairway was going to be beyond me. A few days later a painter has been organised and is on my doorstep. He did a wonderful job and painted all the of the downstairs and upstairs hall walls, ceilings, skirting’s and door frames. Lovely. But because all the rooms come off the halls it means everything else is now looking just that little bit shabbier.
Paint swatch leaflets have been collected. Paint brushes found and inspiration and inclination have left the building. The lounge recently had a feature purple wall and my room had a lovely deep red feature wall so they are ok. I just have to do the other walls in the rooms. Oh and the children’s rooms. But the painter made it look so easy as he glided his brush along the skirting in one swift and perfect line. I can draw, I can paint a pretty picture but I am use to brushes that are no bigger than 1inch. Now that I have halls etc done I want the rest of the house to match. Not one to be beaten I have googled the subject. Well actually I got as far as looking at lots of lovely colour schemes on Pinterest. But Dad saved the day as usual and sent me over a link to an eBook he thought I would find useful. 28 Tips on how to decorate, my Dad knows me so well. So now my bedtime reading is sorted for tonight and my head if full of colour schemes. Oh and now it’s the kids rooms, the kitchen and bathroom that will be done.
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