Monday, November 8, 2010

The makeover - it's finally happening!

After dreaming of painting the sewing/spare room for so long, the time has finally come.

The person who's staying here for a while, has gone away for a week, it's the perfect time to do it.
Insane me thought so anyway.
The prep was pure hell. a few years ago, my darling teen brother covered the room with posters (obvious as to why really, the decor wasn't really teen boyish). And when he removed them, every skerrik of blu-tak (poster tack?) was left behind.
After going over the walls many times washing it, and finding new bits each time, I finally cleared them. Then it was time to tape off the kickboards, door surrounds, ceiling etc.
What a nightmare, I won't do this again when friends are busy.

Finally - it was time to paint.


After the first undercoat.
Oil paint. It stinkssssssssssss.

So now you're probably wondering what this has to do with sewing right - I promise you it does..
I need to sew new black pants  - mine are covered in oil paint..


  1. Oh I can't wait to see the finished product you crazy woman! Bet it's gonna look just fabulous!

  2. lol if only i lived closer i would be in there to help ya!! its looking great!

  3. I've managed to rope 1 friend in to do it with me, thank god. It's wrecking hell with my fibro (or my fibros wrecking hell with me.. lol) so help is good.

    Think it'll finally be ready by the weekend.