Monday, January 30, 2017

Sewing room makeover

It's been so long it seems since this room which I so enjoy has had a face lift. So with the walls starting to crack and the paint fading, it was time.
The hardest part of realising this,is the thought of the mess and preperation.
The ceilings in our 1910 home are 3.5mtrs high,so at our age quite a daunting task to balance on tippy toes on top of a lader. Then it was decided we had to get in the professionals.
The plasterer has just completed his part and we were amazed at the quote of $200,bargain.
A friend had used him and said he was excellent.
Now to find a painter.
The fun part for me was do I stay with the lovely blue already there or have a change. I decided to stay with the blue as it is so restful and goes lovely with a cream trim.
I think the window frame will be painted cream too like the skirting boards.
When we got the windows replaced,it was decided to stain the window frame,but on reflection I think they need to be cream or antique white it's called.

I have put an undercoat on some tables and a bookcase and will top coat in the antique white when I do the trims after the painter has done the ceiling and walls. I am so excited about seeing the finished result.

A few years back we got some built in shelves for my sewing machine and all the storage. I have found them to be exellent so will keep them. I have been toying with the idea of getting some sort of bifold doors in front of them,but that's a little down the track. One thing at a time.

Well I will be back when the painter has been to show you the next stage

I hope you are having a lovely week and enjoying crafting or decorating or whatever makes you happy bye for now and hope to be back to blogging on a regular basis. I have neglected it for far too long

xx jeanette 

1 comment:

Kim said...

Ooh....a 1910 wonderful!! Standing on tippy toes on top of a ladder in our later years is fraught with danger, isn't it. Wow that's a great price for the plasterer. There is nothing better than the hue blue...can't wait to see your finished sewing room.