Spidey’s Serene Sunday Part 78

“If bad decorating was a hanging offence, there’d be bodies hanging from every tree!” – Sylvester Stallone

I hope Spidey is not casting aspersions on my decorating skills here!

It’s been a heaving furniture, sanding, preparing walls-ing, paint splattered few days, and we have at least one more to go.

The hopeful end result is a pair of rooms, blank canvases for our kids to finally have their own rooms. You should see the house.. Each crevice filled with stuff from their shared room, as well as the contents of our study! Man, we have a lot of stuff… With me, it’s books, arts and crafts supplies and stationery. The kids have books, and toys… So many toys!

Personally, I think the easy part was emptying the rooms… It going to be much harder putting things back, and being selective about what they keep, and what we donate, or throw away… Then, I need to pack some of my less used things for storage (no way am I throwing my collections of stuff away!! Do you know how much money I’d be wasting!). We need to convert our dining area into a part dining, part study area… Oh this will be fun!

Back to the quote. I’ve never decorated, like proper decorated, from start to finish, before.

Once, I was let loose with a tin of paint and brush, it ended in disaster!

In one of the rented houses we lived in as students, we asked the landlord if he minded us painting the walls. He was fine with that. 

So off we trotted to the DIY store. 

Came back with all we needed. 

Started painting.

For some reason, my paint wasn’t drying… Then I realized it was dry, but I had picked up gloss instead of Matt wall paint!

We didn’t have money to do a repair job, so I spent a year with gloss walls, that were wet every morning from condensation! Wonderful!

This time, under the guidance of my experienced sister in law, we have made good progress, but there are still issues… 

  1. I do not have a steady painting hand!
  2. I don’t like the smell…
  3. I do not have a steady painting hand!
  4. I can’t keep my hands clean…
  5. I do not have a steady painting hand!
  6. I manage to get paint on my hair
  7. And finally, I do not have a steady painting hand!

Today hopefully will be the last painting day, applying the colour on the walls. But there will be a few mistakes, there will be places where straight, clean lines will be wobbly or blurred, there will be paint on the carpet (oops!), but hopefully we will step back and look proudly at our first properly decorated rooms… And think,”Never again!”

But I have a bedroom, and hallway, and living room that needs sorting out too… I may just leave them to professionals…but I don’t know… Right now I don’t think the decorating bug has hit me… But after a few days I may miss the smell of turps, and wet paint emanating from my hands and hair! 

As for you all,p I hope you have a lovely, relaxing Sunday Peeps!

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Graeme Cumming
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:28:52

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I hate decorating, but I’m guessing (reading between the lines) that you’ve probably got a good idea yourself. The end product might be worth it, but I’d rather get someone in who knows what they’re doing. Might try that with the writing as well…

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  2. wwwpalfitness
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 02:12:23

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  4. Judy Martin
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 19:24:10

    When it comes to decorating I like to keep out of the way, let Mr Grump get on with it and then come back when it is all done!
    In reality, I go mad because the house is such state, end up being builder’s lad, fetching & carrying plus making tea and sometimes am even expected to PAINT something! Pah!

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  5. syl65
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 17:01:02

    Wow, you have a mission on your hands Sister! The sorting out process is a job in itself! Call in Stallone for some backup!

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  6. Anna
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 15:07:25

    The best thing with painting is when it’s finished 🙂

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  7. Teagan Geneviene
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 13:08:06

    Wishing you a serene, sublime, sensational Sunday, Ritu. Hugs.

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  8. Erika Kind
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 12:57:48

    See the end result in your mind and you won’t mind the journey that much!

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  9. anisioluiz2008
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 11:36:00

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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  10. willowdot21
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 11:22:43

    Well done you both !! Photos please!?!

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  11. stevetanham
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 10:15:56

    That dreadful business of throwing ‘good’ things away!!

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  12. Rajiv
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 10:03:30

    You have to be nice to my friend from Arunachal Pradesh… He will then help you paint

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  13. Chris White
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 09:31:47

    You need some Spidey help. He must be a decorating bug.

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