I like to play my cards close to my chest, and not reveal anything until it’s finished, or at least at a stage I am happy with. This week is no different, though we have finished painting the entry way, I’d like to find the ‘right’ piece of furniture to go in it, before I show you how it looks. But, what I can reveal is that we have gone dark, very dark, and it looks so much better than I could have imagined.
Like Porters Paints double strength grey pepper dark.
It’s dark in a formal and grand kind of way, with the gloss white trims, it is just sensational! Last week the cabinet maker came, with some great and some not so great news. My poor little desk nook, will not be getting a make over. When we were discussing the options, we realised that as soon as we renovate the kitchen space, the floor height will be different, meaning that the cabinetry will no longer be a the correct height. Much better to wait until we are ready to renovate the kitchen, otherwise we will have to have it done twice.
The good news is, we have ordered 10 filing draws for the library, which will enable us to have a fully functioning office hidden within our library. Now that is awesome news! The library is also getting a paint job, she will be painted in a half strength grey pepper, to reflect the same tones as the hallway.
In other big news, the lounge and dining room will also be painted a new colour, though I am not yet sure when we will fit this in. The colour we have at the moment is proving to be too fresh and modern to wear well in the upstairs of our home. We have decided to keep the colour downstairs, as we still love it, however upstairs needs something more suited to it’s character.
Today and for the rest of this week, we are working on getting the garden finished down the back. I am so excited to share this space with you. It was literally a jungle when we arrived, we thought we would have to bring in the earthmovers and retain the yard, however once we pulled out all the vine, we found great bones.
I hope to be able to share some of this with you on Instagram and in next weeks post. Lots of information to share this week, but no pretty pictures just yet. Hang tight, they are coming.
Have you ever made a mistake with a paint choice? Were you able to correct your mistake? Do you have any gardening tips for me?