Mr SUDs went back to work today after our ten days of decorating together. We prepped and painted our stairwell, landing, and glossed ten internal doors a lovely neutral white – which is so refreshing from the yellow they once were. We did this all in time to have new stone-coloured carpet laid just three days ago. The old green carpet had had a good innings, but it was sad and tired and needed to retire.
We painted the walls the same colour as our lounge/kitchen/family room, and study. The colour is called Ivory Stone and is manufactured by Taubmans.
This is the view up to the landing. We painted the toilet as well, with the bright yellow walls it stuck out like a sore thumb!
I’m planning on making a photo gallery above that dado rail on the stairwell… I think I’ll paint all of my frames white as well to keep it looking neutral. What do you think? What would you do with that big blank canvas?
Those balustrades seemed to take forever to paint, but being a details girl I was up for the challenge. Hubby and I are chalk and cheese when it comes to decorating. He got two coats of wall-paint on in just a couple of hours… right up to the ceiling above the stairwell! But he doesn’t do details… we are like the tortoise and the hare. If it was just left to me nothing would get started before I’d iron out every little bug… whereas hubby is straight in there like a bull in a china shop… and I’m like a mini cyclone around him wiping up paint and picking up the pieces! We make a good team. It was fun listening to the radio as we chatted and laughed and put the world to rights!
Our completed lounge room. We painted in there a couple of years ago and updated our furniture, you can read about it here.
The carpet really does finish it off.
This is my favourite nook in the house…
Of course… behind my sewing machine is my most favourite nook! Let’s head inside the study/studio…
It won’t stay looking this tidy for very long I can assure you! Although my desk seems to look messy even when I think it’s tidy!
The next rooms to be done are our Master SUDs bedroom, the master bedroom and the laundry… I’m thinking duck-egg blue for the laundry… and it will happen sometime soon. But I’m hoping to get plenty of sewing in first! Can you believe how quickly this year is going? Not long now until we’ll be putting up the Christmas decs!
I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again real soon! But just so as you know, although my house is looking great in these photos… there are a heaps of toys and paperwork and just general ‘stuff’ in the family room that is, funnily enough, not pictured! I seemed to have more stuff to go back in to the studio than I did coming out of it… and I have no idea where to put it! Where is Doctor Who? There must be a tardis in here somewhere…
Till next time!
Hugs! Vikki xoxo