Well, Betsy and I are very excited to announce that the Great Custard Purge of 2011 has begun. Here is a before shot to truly capture how much custard we are swimming in every day. Note the fastidious preparation of dropsheet on floor, sheet on precious new silky oak table and plastic over the peekaboo window into our bedroom.
Completely out of character but necessary as I could hear Legoman's voice in my head as I was about to do my usual slapdash approach to preparation. Actually, he did suggested the plastic over the peekaboo window to protect our bed but this of course was complete overkill as I am quite a tidy painter. Took it down as soon as
It recently dawned on me that it is almost a year to a day to when we first met Betsy and placed a contract to buy her. And even allowing for the 3 month settlement that means that we have been living with the custard trifle for 9 months. With some sunny weather and Legoman at home to play with the kids, it was time to make a start.
Goodness, isn't that a wonderful sight? And that's just the undercoat. Looking up through Betsy's super deluxe awesome hallway towards the front of the house. Betsy has been generously gifted an ample 1.8 m diameter hallway and it was one of the first things that made me swoon upon meeting her.
There is has been significant pontificating over the ideal white paint. Four sample pots seems to be pretty standard for me. I wanted a warmish white which was not showing obvious yellow or grey or peach hues. I quite like plain Vivid white but as our lounge is north facing thought it could be just a bit too bright. White on white was a little too stark/blueish, Whisper white a little too greyish. So Dulux Natural white it seems to be.
To me it looks just like the white of a full cream milk. Nice and rich but no hints of blue (skim) or yellow (cream). Or perhaps even a bit like a polar bear- they look white until they are standing on the snow and then you notice they are actually creamy coloured. Great thanks to the gods of daytime naps who kept my 2 year old asleep for two whole hours while I slapped the final coat on today.
I'm hoping to have this corner of milky goodness knocked over and dressed up by tomorrow. Apologies for the poor photo but with the flash it was blinding. Embarrassingly, I have been choosing seating positions at the table and on the lounge in order to gaze only into this corner. Children have been getting limited eye contact as well.
Lots more to share soon. Some vintage finds and a cast iron bed for Liongirl. Just too much painting (and singing cause that's how good painting makes me feel) for any photos to be taken.