Matt Gibson (gothick_matt) wrote,
Matt Gibson

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Decoratey decoratey

I'm taking a dinner break from decorating that should also allow the polyfilla and builder's caulk to dry out some more. Maybe not enough for painting, though. Not sure.

Anyway. Yes, pretty much everything from the lounge is now in the bedroom, but I think it's going to be fairly survivable -- much more so than when it was vice versa. So I can take more time about it, which is Good.

I'm starting to form some vague plans for the lounge other than just "paint it in this nice white-with-a-hint-of-pretension so at least it won't be bloody yellow and blue any more." But I think the finished article is going to be a medium-term thing, tackled in mini-projects and small outbursts of shopping over the next few months.

This week, though, is all about the painting, and so this weekend has been all about the preparation. Everything's out of the room, everything's off the walls, everything's sugar soaped, and everything's polyfilla'd and caulked and otherwise in a good state for painting.

Incidentally, if you have ceilings a few feet above your head, and don't have one of these:

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...then you should probably consider one. I invested in one on Saturday, and although you wouldn't think it would give you much more range, it's far more helpful than a stepladder, because you can get three times as much stuff done up high before you need to move it along. Plus it's easier to move and less precarious.

Anyway. Dinner calls, then if things are dry enough I may get started on the ceiling, with some of that "magic" paint that goes on pink and dries white, another highly handy decorating tool...

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