Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Creative Space - A Lick of Paint



This wall has been doing my head in ever since we bought this place.... the faux wood panelling is so overpowering in such a tiny room... so this morning after waving goodbye to the boys on the bus, I drove back down the drive, kicked my gumboots off and with my pjays still on ( yes! one of those mornings ) dishes still on the table, I set to the wall with gusto...... a couple of hours later with only one drip of paint on my pjays and a smear on Lil Misses I have finished two coats, and its looking much brighter!

The wall extends further than this.... just thought the dirty dishes and mess to the side were best be left out for a more aesthetically pleasing photo :)

I have actually become quite attached to the boating wallpaper, plus stripping painted wallpaper is such a pain!
  The house is full of it...the boys have seagulls in their room and Lil Miss and us have a swan/forest/lake scene 
 you can see that one in the background of these photos here
Our tiny 2 bedroom home was a bach in its former life and resided somewhere near Mangawhai beach. 
One day when we have the money it will be extended to a 5 bedroom house ( dreaming of the day )

But till then I am going to enjoy decorating with a retro/vintage/beach bach theme ( thats a mouthful! )

Next wall to tackle is this.

It's time I found a better desk too!

As for other creative pursuits....
the tunic I was making for me has been abandoned, and a new dress cut out.... the booties are nearly finished ( procrastinating! )
Mr B and I have the wall hanging on hiatus and I am about to start knitting a pair of gloves for Big J's upcoming birthday ( at his request )...
I can't believe he will be 10!!

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8 comments:

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow - what a task to tackle - well done you! Dreams are free and I'm sure they'll come true too!

tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

Good on you! Its really rewarding to get out the paint brushes and get to work on those corners that drive you nuts isn't it?!?

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...Best Blogger Tips

Nothing more delicious and inspiring than a freshly painted space. Yum!
Fantastic colour you've chosen too.
xx

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

Its so satisfying to resolve those 'ugly spot' niggles isnt it! I love the wall wallpaper and am so envious that you live in a bach-by-beach, lucky! Hope your sourdough starter is sprung to life x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...Best Blogger Tips

The wallpaper is lovely, so glad you are keeping it. The white wall does looks so much better.

Rowantree Design said...Best Blogger Tips

OOOwww love the sailing boat wallpaper, Man I would love to et m some of that...watch out, Rowan. I am so happy to hear you are going to work with it. Can't wait to see. Oh and the painting, looks great. It's funny what a lady on a mission can accomplish!

Rowantree Design said...Best Blogger Tips

OOOwww love the sailing boat wallpaper, Man I would love to et m some of that...watch out, Rowan. I am so happy to hear you are going to work with it. Can't wait to see. Oh and the painting, looks great. It's funny what a lady on a mission can accomplish!

Notchka said...Best Blogger Tips

Perfect way to lift the wallpaper ...which is awesome - I do hope you find a way to keep it - in fact the painted faux wood now looks quite nautical.....go hard out retro nautical I say!!

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