Sunday, 26 July 2015

Fireplace surround, wardrobe and the blue room

We have come to the end of yet another winter weekend. I am happy to say that it was a productive one. Our plan at the moment is to use the weekends to do the most noisy work involving saws and nail guns; and the weekday evenings doing the quieter stuff.

Saturday saw Dave working on the fireplace surround and mantle piece. I started with my inspiration picture and Dave did some measurements and bought the timber. This was our favourite fireplace that we found on Pinterest.
  this seems like an easy enough fireplace diy. i like the possibility of take the surround to the ceiling since so that it stands out.
 We bought pine boards and routed out the square shapes.
 Glued all the pieces together and ....
Sam and Heidi helping.
..voila. Minus the actual mantle and the bits that wrap around back the wall. We need to find a piece of pine that is thick enough.
Meanwhile, upstairs, I was prepping Andrew's bedroom walls and ceiling. Have you seen these cool sander? A big sanding disk that goes onto the end of your painting pole. Makes the job so much easier.
We had another hard job of choosing the paint colour. It certainly wasn't as hard as choosing a green.
This was the winner. It is a British Paints colour called Peter's Palace.

Doesn't she look so pretty in the tin.

Took me about 3 hours to cut in.

Then after dinner I rolled it. I think underneath the chair rail, we will do the same grey as in Sam's room.
In the neighbouring room, Dave got started on the wardrobe fittings for Sammy's room.

So things are really looking more finished now.

Tomorrow the painter will start work on the monster job of painting the downstairs lining board ceiling.

What did you do this weekend?


1 comment:

  1. Your house is looking perfect. Love your styling.

    The lining boards for the ceiling and the mantel... on point........... great job.