Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Being Beige

I am on my holidays so I have decided to paint the whole house, starting with the dining room (I have done one toilet and the kitchen already). The place was trashed when I moved back so EVERYTHING needs done. It is depressing and the sunshine just shows up the muck more. 
 Gone with my beloved colour, I am breaking out in chronic "greige" as I would really like to sell it before the end of the year. I blame Kelly Hoppen. *grumble*


Feel for me, not a sniff of sunshine, except through the window. 

More corset posts to follow. I am waiting for a new busk as the size that was recommended in the pattern is too long for my short waist. 

Until later peeps, I have a hot date with a brush!

Hope that you are having fun and enjoying the beautiful weather.
Kxx



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  1. Don't envy you one bit, Kelly. I hate decorating! Good luck with it all

    Veronica

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    1. Thanks Veronica. I have done 10 hours straight today and have only stopped because my back is screaming at me. Needs must though. I do love picking colours and shopping for decor stuff. Pity that they have to be so neutral. :) Xx

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  2. You poor thing, how depressing to have to cover your lovely colours with something neutral but I suppose no pain, no gain! xxx

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    1. Thanks Vix, it is a wee bit depressing but the house is starting to look so much better. It is just a necessary evil these days to actually get something sold and to be honest I really enjoy decorating. :) Xx

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  3. I have so much decorating to do I can't even think about it. But it will be worth it. I hated doing the old house up to sell...but it will be worth it. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks Evie, I know that you have just gone through this too. It is a lot of work and makes me a bit sad when I think that someone will probably move in and paint it straight away again. Still, if it looks the part it might move a bit quicker. Good luck too with all you decorating. Xx

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  5. The idea of painting in this heat has me wilting.... love the colour on your walls. We've just taken out an old fireplace and surrounds, hearth, mantle etc., and installed a stone one with woodburner. Of course the sitting room had to be repainted, and it's been done in Blackcurrant from B&Q and it's delicious. Every time I go into the room now, I feel uplifted, which some may find strange bearing in mind it's a dark room! But the fireplace being cream-ish lifts it... a friend said it was 'slightly Gothicky, a bit of fairytale romance, so You!' I took it as a compliment!

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    1. Thanks Edwina, I have just covered up that lovely red with a boring greige. I really liked you wall. That purple is so dramatic and opulent. It looks gorgeous. I really think that our surroundings can influence our moods. I would take that as a compliment too. It looks fabulous. Xx

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  6. Bah to greige! Think of all the lovely colours you'll be able to have in your new home - and that'll probably have greige walls just perfect for painting on.

    When we got our bathroom redone, my husband mulled over the fact that the very distinctive tiles would make the house harder to sell, but I pointed out that we weren't planning to move. And now he loves them so much he reckons he'd hate to move because he loves the bathroom so much. Who can feel that passionately about greige?

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    1. Hi Mim, well not me that is for sure. :) I will concede that it makes the room look loads cleaner, brighter and actually massive but I have just moved out 3 big bookcases and all my non-essential books (the non-sewing ones) are being boxed up and stored in the garage. It makes such a difference. I don't know about selling houses these days. Painting the whole place in neutrals top to bottom before you sell it seems to be a thing. I suppose if it makes it sell for a faster or even for a little more then it is all good. I LOVE your bathroom and I agree that if you are planning to stay somewhere a while then it makes a lot of sense to do something that truly you love. I wouldn't want to move either if I was your husband, it is stunning. Xx

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  7. I've been busy for the entire summer renovating a flat for my elderly in laws, so have been missing from the blogging world - I really don't like DIY but hate paying for 'professionals' as they do a worse job than me and I always end up disappointed! You have my sympathies with a whole house to do xx

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    1. Hi Josie, I feel you. I am really struggling even to keep up with reading blogs, commenting and replying to comments, let alone posting anything although I have some stuff done. I rebelled early against the phrase "get a man in" and have taught myself just about every DIY job except for electricals. The only time that I got someone in they completely messed up and left without finishing the job. I do like DIY though, just wish that I had more time to do it. Hope that your in-laws liked their flat. :) Xx

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  8. The decorating sounds like hard work, and yes, it's sad to be taking the colour and personality out of the place, but if the plan is to sell, then it's an exercise in taking a step back and depersonalising, I suppose. Good luck with it all! xx

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    1. Hi Curtise,thank you. It is hard work but I think that it is necessary. So many people now expect a show home and to just walk straight into somewhere new. I would look for just the opposite but then again I love DIY. Will have to do it all at the other end too. :) Xx

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  9. Lots of hard work involved here. I hope that at the end of it all you will be happy with the result, though. Sending you a hug and best wishes.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. The room turned out very nicely. It is very light and airy now as it gets a lot of natural daylight and the pale colour really lights up the room. It looks great, although I hate to admit it. Xx

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  10. have you seen some of the old sewing patterns on Etsy? I went on looking for a few bits of old dressmaking patterns for a collage I have in mind, or even a pack of interesting ephemera. No luck, but it showed some patterns 'mid-century' which sounds absolutely ancient, but is when I was born. Yikes, I'm OLD!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. No you are not old, Edwina. Maybe you could use "vintage"? I am also feeling my years at the moment, especially with the freezing weather. I have seen some great patterns on Easy and have bought a couple although I find that the shipping is very expensive as they are mostly in the US. I also bought a Blythe Doll body from there a week ago to make some dresses for a friend of mine. If I ever get the time to do anything that is. Hope all is good. Xx

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  11. I'm just not finding time to blog at the moment and I notice that you're the same. I hope everything is okay at your end and sending you best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas x

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    1. Thanks Josie, things are a but up in the air. Mum is not very well but hopefully better soon. Sending you and your love, luck and happiness over Christmas. Xx

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