Decorating. UGH! The thought of it makes me shiver! All the mess! But, great feeling of satisfaction when it is done. So we started with the porch, and then decide that the hall, stairs and landing needed updating.
So here I am standing on the landing on a Saturday afternoon swishing the roller up and down the walls. I am standing on dust sheets, all crumpled up and covered with splodges of paint. There’s old curtains, old tablecloths and bedspreads, and some plastic sheeting. Here and there there are pieces of newspaper adding to the mess!
There are 2 colours of paint, ‘Muddy Puddle’ for underneath the dado rail and ‘Natural Hessian’ for above. I love the gloopy liquid paint as it is poured out of the can into my tray. (I let Maurice do that bit so I don’t spill any!) I have a brand new roller, so I dip it into the paint and roll it up and down to get the paint even. I then roll it on the wall, hearing the sticky swish as my roller rolls up and down. Another dip in the paint and more sticky swishing. I am behind the Expedit unit which we have emptied and moved to the centre of the landing so I am close to the wall and have to angle the long handle of the roller carefully. I can feel a light spray of wet paint as I swish up and down. The wall looks fresh and clean as the new paint covers the old. Radio 2 is on loud in the bedroom so we can hear it, and Dermot O’Leary is speaking to a new band I haven’t heard of – I like their music though.
The next job is to cover this green paint on the wood work with white undercoat. It took 3 coats! But look how nice and fresh it looks now.
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