this week is decorating week @ the jumps – after many years of debate Daisy is to get the big second bedroom, and our study is to be relegated to one of the box rooms;
we are woefully bad at decorating, and after 10 years in the house we still haven’t decorated every room, in-fact we’ve done 6 rooms – so we’re not even managing one a year. It’s mainly inertia coupled with the knowlage of our own DIY failings with a pinch of old house, so it’s taken quite a while for us to organise and motivate ourselfs into action.
First things first – the moving of what is probably the most cluttered room in our house into the rest of the upstairs, and when you have two children this actually means the hallway and your bedroom; at least we won’t have a cat making noises under the bed for a while – and I am sure there are some advantages to having easy access to stationary in the middle of the night.
The room it’s self isn’t going to be pink – we’ve been lucky on that front when we decorated Daisy’s first room (come to think of it, it was actually her second room – she’s nearly had them all!) she was in a orange is my favourite colour room, so we gave he a yellow room with an orange wall; in between then and now – we’ve had quite strong pink phases but not for this room – it’s going to be blue (light) with blue (dark) bits.
As I type we are mid decorate – we’ve stripped the walls, had a massive chunk of plaster fall off, patched it (with help obviously) – filled all the holes, and done the wood work ; now if the big patch will dry out we can wallpaper, and then paint – hopefully all before Daisy explodes with excitement and Ruth has a nervous breakdown from all the clutter.