Tuesday, April 12

Management and Magnolia!



Today we have the joiner here fitting skirting boards and architrave. I found his details in a local town magazine. We phoned him, he came when he said he would, gave us a price and a day he could do the work. he is now here on the designated day. Of course it was down to the plaster drying but I am glad to say it has dried beautifully. Tomorrow the room will be painted which means that today I have to take the plunge and go and buy the emulsion. My SIL's partner has set up a home maintenance business and having seen the great job he made of my MIL's decorating, we decided to ask him to do ours. We would prefer to keep such tasks within the family.
Having reliable people involved has allowed the whole project to run smoothly. All involved have been either recommended, or are people we know and trust. I guess the many years I was deputy headteacher have it's uses - I would like to think I am a good organiser and it is a joy when surrounded by good, honest people. Tomorrow we have a builder coming to price a door for the kitchen and then the icing on the cake will be choosing a carpet for the snug. This will be fitted by our good friend Spud, who we have known for many years.

I have been looking at the colour chart and keep focussing on the very modest neutral colours - I am losing my nerve - BUT I AM avoiding the magnolia - it just keeps creeping up on me! I have to buy the paint today so I had better get myself into gear and do some matching of colour ideas.

It's all happening!
Watch this space!

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39 comments:

  1. Denise- just DO IT, it's only emulsion! keep the carpet fairly nuetral in case you change your mind about the walls later. Be bold, GO GIRL :-D

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  2. Thanks Kath! Phew! MUST get my nerve up - I'll be thinking of you when I am in the shop! lol!

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  3. Good luck. I think the hardest part of a remodel is choosing the colors. Have fun, and I agree, go for it! It's only paint and if you don't like it, you can always change it.

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  4. Why are we so afraid of choosing a colour? It terrifies me.
    Jane x

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  5. Enjoy yourself! I love choosing colours:-)

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  6. It makes such a difference having workmen you can rely on, it makes the whole job so stress free. Can't wait to see the colour you choose.

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  7. You're right about keeping it in the family. We have a close friend with about a million nephews and whenever we need work done we check and see if he has a nephew in that line of work and usually he does.

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  8. What's wrong with Magnolia? ;)

    I always try to use workmen that have been recommended - it's safer that way.

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  9. Poor you with all the work ahead, I had my share in February ! 2 weeks long !

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  10. The wall paint I liked - and bought - for our living room walls Denise, turned out to be called Muddy Puddle - the moral is - don't judge a colour by its name!

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  11. Finding the right help is the key! I can't tell you how often I've made mistakes with painters, contractors, etc. As I write, I have people in my apartment fixing water damaage from the apartment two floors above me...
    Good luck with your work,
    Meryl
    http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

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  12. Have fun choosing your colors, I like bright, but hubby likes soft cream colors, so he is the painter so that is what we have.

    Happy shopping!

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  13. You're having a busy time there.

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  14. Hello Denise!
    Hope it won't be too difficult to find the right colour! Don't like to do it either.
    I live near Nancy which is located in the East of France about 100km from Metz and 400km from Paris.
    If you come to Nancy or Metz, it will be a pleasure to meet you and be your guide. So let me know;o)

    ***
    Have a nice and happy day****

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  15. That's great that someone in the family is so competent and reliable.

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  16. I aM aMAZED at your energy for this project!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  17. Best of luck with your project which on completion may very well be magnificent.

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  18. Go for it. I was going to put more of Magnolia in our living room and now regret that I didn't. as one of your followers said - it only paint!!! Also love the pics of your wonderful countryside home

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  19. Great project and you'll handle it beautifully, I have no doubt! Another busy week for you guys without a doubt!

    Sylvia

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  20. Such a relief when things run smoothly. I like choosing paint, although I'm rubbish at making my mind up. All those pretty colours...

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  21. I have had very good workmen to make my little house be just the way a want it. Satisfactory, isn't it?

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  22. Kath is right! Go for it and listen to your heart! It's only paint. My friend taught me a mantra to put things in perspective and she said to always ask yourself the question, "will babies die if..."? And in this case, the answer is no, they won't die if you go bold. So, go bold!

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  23. Buy the color you really like... you will be comfortable with it and your new room will be lovely to sit in.

    cheers, parsnip

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  24. How exciting it all is. I'll bet it's going to be beautiful!

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  25. This sounds like as lovely comfortable project, and all in the family too. Enjoy all these great renovations, - btw, what is a Snug - I have heard it referred to before on Heartbeat, as the room off the bar where one goes to speak privately or have tea? Inquiring minds want to know....

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  26. I just watched the 60 minutes decoration show. Do you stand a chance of having your house decorated for free?c

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  27. Have fun choosing colors! I know, why does it have to be so hard! and best of luck with your project.

    ABC Wed: M

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  28. Sounds like the finishing line is in sight!

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  29. You can have some neutral but do have a few splashes of brightness that reflect you!

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  30. Despite the work, remodeling is so much fun! I echo many of the comments...be bold, paint colour can always be changed if you get tired of it.

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  31. Mummy is goin to paynt the kitchen wite. So far she has lots ov test pots on the wall in patches. I dident noe thare wer so menny wites.

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  32. The only regret I ever had paint wise was painting my bathroom army green.
    Good luck!

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  33. ooohhh, I just love redecorating! Picking colors, doing something surprising, getting tired of the surprise a year later and thinking up a new one...
    Have fun!

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  34. So pleased it has all gone so smoothly for you. As you say, your workforce is key but they'd be nothing without your organisational skills - well done you! Now, pull your finger out and pick a colour :)
    Mo

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  35. Nice pick for letter M! Beautiful capture too!

    My Letter M, hope you can come and see. Have a great Wednesday!

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  36. I hope you find the paint color you'll be happy with. =) I know how difficult that task can be since it took me a few tries to make my final decision. Almost lost my mind! LOL

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