Today is Bank Holiday Monday in England. So of course, it is raining. What else would the weather do on our last public holiday until Christmas!! You know that it always rains in England don't you.
This is the best picture I could get out of the window - raining too much to put my camera outside! It shows how grey and grim it is though.
We could have been sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine. Or at a car show - several were on offer and I do feel so sorry for the organisers when it rains. Visiting family. Crafting. Sitting doing nothing. Cutting back the lavender hedge.
So many possibilities. Instead though, I am working my way around the house around this.
It is so dark that I cannot even get pictures in focus!
Hubby is working very hard on this.
We decorated our bedroom when we moved here over a decade ago and it hasn't been touched since. However after the water damage a couple of winters ago it really needed decorating. We had to wait until we had had the render - stucco - replaced which you will remember we had done last year. The plan was then to decorate our bedroom at the start of this year once the budget had recovered from the building work. However, various things have delayed it. So it is happening now! Yay!
I forgot to take any totally before shots, but these will give you the idea of how it looked before. Trust me, it looks much better in the pictures than in real life!
It was papered before and the paper has, for the most part come off fairly easily, which we were very glad about because getting the paper off - that had been painted over many times - the last time was horrible. This was where I peeled off an experimental bit! Someone was not impressed!
We have shopped for paint - no more wallpaper! - and new curtains and even a new lampshade! It will, at some point, necessitate new cushions and the moving around of other things which I will share as and when. So it will be an ongoing project for a while, but that is fine.
I will show you the finished room of course when it is done, in the meantime I will be working around it all and super hubby will be working away at the decorating.
Just as well it is raining hey. He won't feel so bad being stuck indoors decorating!
p.s. I forgot to say before, that is why there are piles of books everywhere, I have had to move them all out of the bedroom to allow for the decorating!