Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Fresh Coat of Paint

A change IS as good as a holiday. The healing powers of a fresh coat of paint never ceases to amaze me. We (John, Erica and I) have spent the last week painting Sam and Erica's bedrooms. It feels so much better. Erica went for an all white theme and Sam decided on green. He was actually wanting BLACK (would you believe it!) but I assured him that it was my house too and I could not....under ANY circumstances....come at that-YUK!

The painting was going alright by day four after having to replace windowsills and trim that had been made out of very unsuitable MDF but was much harder than I had anticipated. I think the dry heat didn't help. To cut a long story short, Dad who's a painter by trade and a very fast and efficient one at that, came to the rescue- yet again. In one day (a short one at that) he had transformed our meagre attempts into a masterpiece. SO QUICK! He not only did the final coat on Erica's room but did all the rolling in Sam's room and he redid all the trims and the cupboard doors. Yey!

So, just wanted to say,

Thanks Dad, we really appreciate you and what you have done for us.


  1. So glad that it is all finished my friend!!! Painting does feel great when the job is done!!! Oh I just saw the photo of Erica when she was little, it is gorgeous!!!! I am sitting here calling for some rain as it is so dry and hot....Might need to do a little dance in the back yard.... Found out I can get the photos which is very exciting but the fee is fairly high but I will just have to do it as this is a once in a life time thing....Anyway the kids are hating the idea that is it less then a week before they go back to school....Will stop raving now!!!!Can't wait to catch up next week...Love C xxx

  2. Ah yes, the amazing powers of paint!
    Love that green. I don't think I could live with black either. Could you imagine trying to paint over that? :0


  3. What a fabulous shade of green in Sam's room. Way to go Erica - can't beat all white!!

  4. Paint always makes a home look fresh and new, doesn't it? Can you send your Dad to the US via Parcel Post, please?
    xo Lidy

  5. love the colours and love your new blog background...really cool great to have a handy Dad....good on Ya' DAD.....

  6. You have such a beautiful blog. I so enjoyed my visit.

  7. ohmygoodness. i must say, your home, your garden.... that's exactly the kind of place i want to have when i own my own home!!
    its an absolute delight to read your posts, angela. where abouts in qld are you?
    - mandy xo

  8. aw, thanks for checking out my blog! just a little place for a bit of a ramble. although, on the photography front, i started a new blog - www.shutter-sweet.blogspot.com i guess to try and really get me in the mood, you know?
    married 21 years!! i've been with my boyfriend for almost 5 years. and i've started hinting, don't you worry. there are torn-out pages of jewelery magazines on the fridge... ;-)

  9. This is my first time on your blog, and it's lovely! I agree a fresh coat of paint does it every time....

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