Diehards

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Becoming

This morning the kitchen looked like this,



and we were ready to paint. So we got out the brushes and rollers and applied the first coat and it now looks like this,




and I hate it: it's too blue, it's too dark, it's just wrong. So now were off to swap the second tin for a different colour and brand. I knew I shouldn't have eschewed Farrow and Ball for the cheaper, by ten squids a tin, store's own brand but... Anyway, we'll get the shelves while we're out so all is not lost.

12 comments:

Carole said...

Remodeling is a serious test of love.

Eryl Shields said...

I think it is certainly testing my family's love for me, the instigator of all this upheaval. They were quite happy the way things were, now all the old comforts have been swapped for paint fumes and take-out. Of course, once it's done they will love it.

debra said...

Will wait for the next installment, Eryl. I like the yellow in the kitchen and the red in the living room, but I hate the woodwork---and don't want to commit my time and work until I know what color to paint it.
Even then you hope for the best.

PI said...

MTL can never understand the difference going the extra mile - pence wise - can make. Mind you he is colour blind.

Kim Ayres said...

Red for a cosy kitchen, or lots of fights and arguments, I can never remember which.

Blue's too cold. Only any good for hot countries.

Yellow hurts the eyes when you're hungover.

You could always ask them for a tester pot of tartan paint and try out a corner...

Mary Witzl said...

You can't beat yellow for a kitchen. I like that shade of blue, but you're right -- it isn't a kitchen color. On a summer day, that blue will be just bearable. But picture it on a grey, rainy day. And we get a fair number of those here, don't we?

Conan Drumm said...

A bright colour for a kitchen... I think twas antique white or ivory we opted for on the walls, not cold like pure white, and cupboards pale greeny/blue.

Eryl Shields said...

Debra ~ you are definitely a colour girl by the sound of things.

Pat ~ he can be forgiven then :)

Kim ~ I was rather taken by the yellow in your kitchen.

Mary ~ like today, for example!

Conan ~ I'm trying to wean myself off whites, I have them in almost every room: off white, old white, new white, etc.

debra said...

ERyl--You won my high tech (drawing (numbers in a hat)! You are the newest member of the Peninsula Python Posse. Email me your address and I'll send you your gifts (no cheesecake, though)

Kanani said...

Today, I finished scraping the wall paper off a small downstairs loo. I'd started it months ago, then found other better things to do and lived with it half torn off since then. So today, I finished the job and discovered that the whole thing has to be patched and primered, a window replaced, and then I can paint it!

I'll never understand people who do this all the time.

problemchildbride said...

Every DIY job requires at least 3 trips to the shops and a bottle of wine. This has been my experience.

I agree that a kitchen should be bright, warm and welcoming. I am complete crap at choosing paint colours though.

Eryl Shields said...

Debra ~ what a thrill, to be a member of the Peninsula Python Posse!

Kanani ~ Isn't that just the problem with old houses? If I ever become rich I'll have a brand new house built and then I'll really look after it.

Sam ~ I've had so many bottles of wine this week.