Friday, November 1

50 Shades of Grey!

No no no - not that! Wall colours!


We are about to begin preparations for a spot of decorating - hall, stairs and landing and main bedroom.

I managed to drag Jon into a carpet shop last week to start and get some ideas of colour.
The current hall, stairs and landing carpet is a shade of beige and the walls are citrus.

We want a change, the carpet is unpractical and has seen better days. (Understatement of the year!)
We both decided on a grey - a speckled type.

All woodwork/doors brilliant white and all door furniture to be changed - from brass to chrome.

Looking back I found this account of the last time we decorated - it was 2008, so 5 years for the carpet, with the traffic we have in the hall with our animals is good going!

Meanwhile, back in the house, I had my own DIY project on the go.
Over a period of a few months, working with my sister in law Maureen we transformed a dingy hallway, stairs and landing from this....






through this....






This was the view of our hall.




and now....







The whole appearance has changed and thanks to Maureen we have transformed the old dark hall into alight fresh welcoming place.

Since the photographs (my magnolia period) we did re-paint the walls a citrus but we never really gelled!

Watch this space!

21 comments:

  1. It looks great. I love a freshly painted room. I love greys too all shades of them. I hope you find a colour that suits.

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    1. Cheers - have a great assistant in our local shop - was telling me some greys take on a violet glow when on the walls so will go with what she suggests. Well excited - next weekend we'll take up the old carpet and will know action is about to begin.

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  2. Good timing. I see you've spotted the new F&B greys.. trendsetter you!
    Can't wait to see the 'afters'.

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    1. I very nearly considered wallpaper on just one wall being the trendsetter I am Jessica......cough cough but at £95 a roll for F&B I soon dismissed the thought! lol!

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  3. I hate choosing colours..I'm so afraid I'll get it wrong.
    Jane x

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    1. That's why I always stuck with Magnolia Jane but get quite excited now - all so dramatic. After going for a purple emulsion in the lounge I think a grey will be easier.

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  4. Doesn't the woodwork look better for a lick of paint? Never been a fan of the varnished look!

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    1. Definitely Em - I think we will be painting the woodwork on the stairs white - would love a modern one but its very substantial being an ex-authority police house. White will be easier to keep clean - I hope!

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  5. I think we have all gone through our magnolia period Denise. I hear that grey is very fashionable this year - fifty shades or not!!

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    1. We'll soon find out Pat! Main reason we went for grey was practicality - 3 sets of paws and all that! Oh and boots.

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  6. I love grey paint. I had a wall painted a light grey and it changed in color at different times of the day from a soft blue to lavender to a dusky grey. One of the most underused colors.
    Can't wait to see more photos.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Definitely like the sound of that AP - the glass doors lead into the lounge where we have a purple carpet.

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  7. I have to comment here simply because I love that opening shot and title :). PS Thank you for your ABCWednesday....it has really helped me use my brain (a little) thinking of shots.

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    1. Thanks so much. Great to have you aboard LfP

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  8. I love that goose -- or is it a swan? -- on the bannister. Did the north get any of that storm that went through? I remember caravans being blown over the cliffs when the stormy winds came from that direction.

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    1. It's a duck Chris. I have a set of them - they all have names believe it or not.

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    2. Oh and no we just missed the winds for a change. Mainly hit the South East.

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  9. I've got a thing about greys at the moment, though who knew there were 50 shades of it.

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    1. Yes Jo can understand - I feel a grey period coming along! lol!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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