Friday, July 31, 2009

The Bathroom

The bathroom after being painted

The 1950's black and pink bathrrom before the make over!!

What a difference a couple of coates of paint make!!! I know it is by no means a new bathroom but, it is much more pleasing to the eye than the pink and black that lurks undernearth all the white paint. It feels and looks brighter and cleaner. I used a laminate paint for the black walls. It needed three coates to fully cover the black. I used a tile and tub paint designed for bathtubs for the basin and bath. I only thing I would do different next time would be to paint the drain in the bath. I didn't paint it and the water seems to get under the paint so it started peeling. In the basin, I did paint the whole drain so it has been fine as there is no where for the water to get under. Painted over the pink trims on the vanity and got some silver knobs for the doors. I think it looks much better. Still need to get some prints for the walls and dress the window. I also need to get a few glass jars to put cotton wool etc.. in and display around the bathroom. I would like a new bathroom one day, but it is fine for now.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Starting on the outside

It's been a while since I have last posted anything. I have been busy in the school holidays with the kids, I just don't know where the weeks go!!

We have started painting the outside of the house now and trying to make it look as good as we can. We are painting all the brown trims a grey/blue colour called iron stone. I didn't think it would be as blue as it is, but it is a big improvement on the brown. Will post some photo's of how it is looking in the next day or so.