2010年6月30日水曜日

It only took 5 years...

When we moved here the place was a mess. Really. Hideous. Before we even moved in we spent three months commuting and clearing up, cleaning up, doing up and all round rennovating everything. We moved in and kept the ball rolling putting down linoleum, putting up wallpaper, putting in shelving and wood floors etc etc. We painted over the revolting glitter-velvet-porridge wallpaper that had been accented so wonderfully with the scratch marks of thirteen bored cats. Really special.

At about the 3/4 way mark I ended up in hospital with pre-term labour (seems heavy duty DIY, running after an active toddler and eight months pregnant in mid-summer wasn't really a great combination...) and then when I got out a month later I had a clingy 2 year old and was on bed-rest... then we had a newborn and a toddler... then we had two active kids... then we started spending more time doing up the outside of the house... then we got a woodfire and started spending all our free time hauling, cutting, splitting and stacking wood- and then sitting by the fire slothing it... and then...

So it has been five years since we stopped painting. And we stopped halfway up the staircase. For five years there has been a weird halfway mark where the nice clean painted wall peters out into glitter-velvet-porridge with cat scratches and worrisome stains...

Until tonight.

Sick of waking up of a morning and walking out into such a miserable corridor I bought paint, K dragged out the painting kit from storage and we got to it. We now have a lovely lemon yellow corridor.

Well half of one.

We ran out of paint.

I refuse to leave it another five years before we finish the last square metre of hallway.

But I'm teaching tomorrow night, I have a PTA meeting Friday, I'm away for the weekend...

Maybe Monday?

K has aikido Monday.... perhaps Tuesday??

3 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

get the kids on it, bet they would get it done quick as a flash...although it might not be just the wall that is yellow..

Lisa さんのコメント...

I love this! My husband and I moved into our house 5 years ago and he just painted the dining room.

achan さんのコメント...

I want to paint the kids bedrooms but hubby thinks it is cheaper to pay someone to wallpaper ???? either way I want it DONE NOW. We've been her 4 years and upstairs has had nothing done. I want the Aussie dream..... pity I'm married to a Japanese