Thursday, 20 August 2015

Upstairs all painted

Finally!!  The upstairs and stairwell is completely painted. Ceilings were done by the painter last week, then I did the windows, skirts and architraves around the doors in the gloss Valpsar 'The Hamptons' colour. And tonight saw us finish off the rolling of the stairwell walls. I rolled the upstairs retreat, while Dave took on the move dangerous job of the high stairwell.

Cutting in the stairwell
Cutting in the stairwell
Here you can see the colour of the Valspar 'Montpelier' paint. It truely is a lovely shade. A very pale warm grey. 
Valspar 'Montpelier' paint
Below is the finished colour.
Valspar 'Montpelier' walls and 'The Hamptons' trim
Valspar 'Montpelier' walls and 'The Hamptons' trim
Valspar 'Montpelier' walls and 'The Hamptons' trim

Valspar 'Montpelier' walls and 'The Hamptons' trim
We have since replaced the door hardware but not when I took these pictures. The other thing that we needed were some door stops to prevent the new handles from denting the walls when opening. So I went to Bunnings and picked up some. Unfortunately they only have them in gold or silver. So I got silver and spray painted them in my good old Rustoleum Oil rubbed bronze. Oh and the silicone spray was to stop the new hinges from squeaking! Worked a treat.

Now we are looking at carpet. I chose a Redbook Carpet called Ripcord which is a solution dyed nylon in a sisal pattern. We are ordering it through Western Distributors in Sunshine and will cost about $3000 for the whole upstairs area and a runner down the stairs. Hopefully it will be installed in the second week of September if Dave goes and orders it tomorrow.  The colour we chose is the one in the bottom right of the picture below. It is in stock which makes it a bit cheaper.
I think once the carpet goes down the whole area will feel totally different. I remember the carpet going down in the bedrooms when we did the first reno on the house; and that was the think that really made it feel like a cosy house.

Apart from that we have all had the flu (minus Hubby) and have been taking it easy.


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