Saturday, May 14, 2011
One perfect corner
Just a teaser to start this post. See that beautiful white wall, there's more of it coming. See the decorative items in front of the wall, with not a lego brick in sight, well that's what Betsy and I have been up to. I do have a confession though. It's not the same white that I had decided on back here . Despite dedicating an entire post about finally making a decision to go with Dulux Natural White, once I slapped on a few coats and put everything back, I didn't like it.
Just too much tint or colour in with the white, too cream, as it was a little brownish. Now that I think about it, it was really a soy milk imposter. So, it had to go. Coincidentally around this time we went to Cleveland to pick up the cast iron bed for Liongirl. As happens, got chatting with the seller of the bed who was also renovating her house. By some miracle our kids all played together, our husbands discussed pools and decks and Trudi and I talked paint and wallpaper and building designers. A playdate arranged by the God of all things Ebay. We stayed for TWO HOURS. And Trudi told me that her uncle, guru of all things VJ (vertical join wall boards found in old Queenslanders) swore by using Semi gloss paint whenever he was painting VJ's. So, I got home and went straight to good old untinted, completely additive free Dulux Vivid White, in a Semi- gloss. And it is perfect. Has a slight sheen that reflects light but not so shiny to show up every imperfection in Betsy's quite imperfect walls. Now for the exciting before and after shots.
And from another view
And my favourite view from the lounge, which used to look like this.
And now, I could just stare at this perfect corner of full cream milky goodness, all day.
Only the rest of the room to go, hoping to go a bit faster now that I am not having to pause for days to check if the colour is right in different lights. Trying to avoid looking at the ceiling as it looks really grubby in comparison with these fresh white walls. Loving being able to create a beautiful corner with not a lego brick in sight, and not having to try and compliment a custard backdrop. Hoping that no one took my rambling advice on white paint selection 2 weeks ago. Feel free to take it now though, Vivid White Semi-gloss all the way baby.