Friday, 28 November 2014

it's not Christmas yet !



While some of you will have had Thanksgiving, and many of you have decorated your homes, and written more than one Christmas post, I am the lunatic who has decided to decorate my hall, stairs and landing AND the toilet in a cupboard, right at the end of November.......

because it's not Christmas yet !

 
The quatrefoil grille on the rad cover has to go, I really don't like it any more. The rather pink display on top, that went ages ago, it was just too pretty.


We originally painted the walls in a pale blue - that's gone.

About 10 years ago I did the woodwork in a cream then aged it with a glaze - that's gone too.


That horrible carpet - gone - I'm going to paint the lovely old floorboards.


My favourite part of the hall ? The hook on the end of the rad cover for Rufie's leads, it's neat and tidy and makes me smile every time I use it - that'll be staying !


The landing ? Well cleverly I never took any photos of it, but it's pretty much the same but with an old bannister rail !

What will the colours be ? Well there's a clue in one of the pictures.

What's left to do ? A second layer on the walls, the topcoat on all the woodwork, virtually all of the toilet, sanding all the floorboards, painting and sealing them and a few little surprises.

Then there's Christmas decs to do here and at the café - wish me luck !!!

16 comments:

  1. Get on with it then. I'm dying to see!!!

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  2. You go girl! Now I don't feel like I'm crazy for attempting to paint our kitchen over the next few days when I should be decorating for Christmas. I've got 4 days off in a row, so it's now or never.

    Is it the gray of the old book? I can't wait to see it all painted! You stained glass is amazing, too.

    I hope you have time to get everything done, Fiona!
    Vickie

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  3. Hear, hear!! It definitely is NOT Christmas, yet, (although blogland and most of its inhabitants, seem to think so!), so, like you, I am taking my time, for it's still autumn, and last I heard, Christmas is in the winter! Thus, I will be enjoying - and not shortchanging - the fall; it deserves its full four months!

    Can't wait to see what you are creating! Haven't got a clue; tried to spot something in your photos, but nothing. For some reason, I see a very soft and subtle creamy grey here. Am I close?

    Happy weekend and happy painting!

    Poppy

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  4. I like your narrow hallway and can't wait to see it all finished.

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  5. I absolutely love painted floorboards-so gorgeous-so perfectly perfect....

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  6. Oh, the stained glass in your front door is so lovely, I barely noticed anything else! You'll have to do a wonderful job to distract me from it. And you know what? I'm absolutemy sure you will!

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  7. You go, girl! Is that a patch of the new color under the lightswitch? I am envious of your transom window!

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  8. Waiting patiently for your next post!

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  9. i'm gonna love the painted floor boards:) beautiful glass in your entry door, fiona! not sure about the color, i like vickie's guess--gray:)

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  10. Oh I love your entry... cannot wait to see what you do. The snow always pushes us into winter before its actual time. I am so with Poppy in spirit but once you start digging yourself out of the driveway then you feel like you have said farewell to autumn.....unfortunately.
    Oh, I am curious about the colour.... and hey that door....FABulous.

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  11. I'm not making great progress here getting Christmas decorations done, but that is the weekend goal. Good luck to you, I know the cafe will look fab!

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  12. I like your entry, but I know you're gonna make it spectacular. Can't wait to see more!

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  13. How exciting! I'm so eager to see what you do with your halls, stairs and landing, Fiona. You have exquisite taste, so I have no doubt it will be perfectly wonderful. Have fun! XO ~ Nancy P.S. It's almost the middle of December as I write this and I still haven't decorated for Christmas. Whatever I do will be very simple.

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  14. Lovely blog Fiona! Finally found time to read and comment. We were talking in the cafe about us both blogging a couple of weeks back. Totally love your dog and home. see you soon when I next pop in, Gem xx

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  15. I love your entry. So many beautiful and interesting details to begin with .xoxo

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