Today I thought I would share with you a peak into my crazy decorating world. I don't proclaim to be a decorator at all, I just like to move things and paint a lot!
Most of you who know me from my personal blog would have seen some of these pictures before, but not in a story like this.
I will commentate how a brand new house (now 12 months old) has received THREE makeovers in the office already.
This is how it looked on the very first day...blank canvas.
The 3 photos above are how it first looked. Ok, it's gross. I was going through my 'black and green' stage. Readers need to know that this little ‘duck’ waits for nothing. Nope, I do not sit back looking at an empty room; I find ALL the crap left over in my house and throw it together. I am not one of those normal people that waits until I have enough money to do something special or fantastic... I do not sleep very well knowing there is an empty room. Poorly done Katrina, I know.
Oooooo... looky here.. it's my 'pink and something' stage. Again, just a shuffle of random left-over bits in my house. The chalkboard was cool, but I just slapped that paint straight on the wall (don’t even ask how I got it off – think electric sander).
I must explain the desk bench and shelf. I had a brainwave (I have these often, whether they are successful or not is another story). I had seen on TV where someone bought a door from Bunnings and used this. So I made my husband buy a series of doors and brackets, and drill massive holes into the walls of our newly built house. Was he happy? No, but I am the boss. Next picture please...
What have we here? Hmmm.... was my husband right? Could I admit to him that the whole office looked awful and rushed? Yes, I had to. I had to admit this to him so he would pull every bit of it down and start again (this time I had saved some money!). So now the process began of filling up all the holes - in our newly built, less than 6 months old house.
What is he doing?? Ssshhhh... please DO NOT say anything about that piece of devon on his head (aka bald spot). He is tricking us here in the photo; he did not do this wall! So what's the wall all about anyway? It's paint (not a sticker). I saw this idea over here and I decided I had to do one. I stayed up late one night sketching it all on and with a fine paint brush I started filling it in. I was a nervous wreck. I had never done anything like it before.
Coming together and making a big mess as I go!
And... finished! Oh gee I was so happy! The paint was ‘Taubmans Shale Grey’.
So in went some new furniture I saved to buy, and a few other bits and pieces. With some fancy photography I think it's looking pretty good. What do you think?
Watch the vlog above to see me talk about it only for about 1 minute (warning - turn DOWN your speakers - I have irritating loud voice, I know this!)
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