27 January 2011

All things bright and beautiful

For the last twelve days I have slaved over a stepladder and a pot of paint, over-reaching here, turning into a contortionist there, painting four of the six levels of my hallway and stairs. Walls, ceilings, doors and other woodwork all needed at least two coats to cover the horrible brown nicotine gloop caused by Greg's chain-smoking over the years. I am cream-crackered (as they politely say here) but the end result is one beautifully decorated hall and stairways. Although I say so myself, I am rather proud of my efforts.


Before
(note the upright bannisters)
During
(Note no upright bannisters)
After



Next project is the kitchen/diner.

18 comments:

Furtheron said...

Brilliant

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant Addy - a job well done! Despite the upheavels of decorating - there is always the crown of "I did that!"

Anna :o]

Kelloggsville said...

I love fresh white paint, it looks so good. Well done x

Nechtan said...

Hi Addy,

Great job. Please though remember and take breaks in between. I hope all is well.

All the best

Nechtan

Nora said...

Congratulations on a job well done!

Almost American said...

Very nice :-)

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's quiet a difference ! I want to have it done this year too, and then Mr. G is not allowed to smoke anywhere else then outside or in the kitchen when it rains or it's cold under the extractor hood ! Heavy smokers gave me this idea, because they all had to paint their yellow walls !

Flowerpot said...

Blimey I am well impressed. You should be so very proud of your efforts. If I'd done it, it wouldn't look like that at all! Hope you are getting some time off as well to enjoy in whatever way.x

nuttycow said...

Well done Addy - it looks great. Looking forward to seeing the next project :)

Have a good weekend.

Nota Bene said...

A complete transformation. I'm sending you a list of jobs I need doing - hope you don't mind.

Em said...

lovely job.x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Amazing. I am so impressed. I don't know one end a paintbrush from the other.

Working Mum said...

That looks fantastics, so clean and modern. I supsect there's no stopping you now!

Achelois said...

Awesome - perhaps a break to pamper yourself before the next project would be good.

dulwich divorcee said...

Fantastic job! I have a couple of ceilings that need doing now you've finished there .... ;)

Lynsey said...

Looks like you have been hard at work! well done!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow, you have been busy! I could do with you at my place!

CJ xx

Ellen said...

Very smart! You have a real flair for decorating. Enjoy relaxing in your lovely home.