Decorating A Room? Easy ..Right?


When I thought about decorating the spare room I naively thought it would take an afternoon and I would have the perfect spare room/ office/ den with no mess. Queue a week of blood, sweat and tears and we are almost done. Who knew that underneath the easy-to-pull off wallpaper lay not only another layer of wallpaper…not just one coat of paint but three. Top it all off with patches having been applied to damp plaster and you have a scrapers heaven and a decorators hell.

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It is so easy peeling off paper! Surely the rest of the decorating will be this easy!….. Oh how naive I was..

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It took forever to peel off! Emergency scrapers, sanders, sandpaper and the odd glass of wine , or two, were needed!
Finally the paint!!
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Finally the wallpaper! This was after the emergency troops were brought in, in the form of the Murrays and particular Mother Murray! She was a whizz at the wallpapering, amazing . I just hope Luke was watching as I was banned from the room until it was done in order to maintain the element of surprise. It was worth it, they did amazing. If I had done it it would have been an upside down forrest! not a good look.

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Time for a tidy up?

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photoAnd  finally because we are mad, very, we did the garden with the help of my family , aptly named the gardeners, and lots ( I mean lots) of bags of shale. Our neighbours must think we are mad!
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So how did we celebrate this? With Percy Pigs of course!
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