I wasn't gonna post today…I thought I might have a little blogging break and spend time getting my freshly painted front door and people, not just that, a freshly painted BEAD BOARDED hallway, all ready and finished for you to see.
But then I thought you might like to see my workers from the weekend?
Sydney has been whipped with rain the last few weeks and with no sport for the whole weekend rather than sit around and relax, read newspapers, slumber around in pj's drinking vanilla coffees I got the troops working for their keep. (Miss BC and I kept quiet that when we went to buy DIY supplies we snuck into the Frenchy shop for a very nice cofee and an iced tea).
With a long list of jobs cooked up by me the Beach Cottage Crew made a joint effort in all things DIY and got their act together to spruce up our long overdue for a paint job entrance with wallpaper and fresh white on white paint and make the lady of the house one happy-tongue-and-grooved-heaven girl.
There is something very satisfying about seeing one's lovely teenager perched perilously on a stool, lamenting the woes of wallpapering…Mr Beach Cottage patiently looking on…
Remember the saga with the beadboard from before, when I so wanted it and couldn't get it here? Well I found a way and the rolls of wallpaper used here, not available as far as I can ascertain, in Australia were hand delivered to me by my personal courier Sue who travels to Sydney frequently and just so happens to read my blog and tweet with me and was oh so kind as to offer to bring me three rolls of the stuff in her cabin bag.
Since that day ages ago when Mr Beach Cottage met her in the city and spent the evening at a business function with 3 dirty great rolls of beadboard about his person it has sat around patiently waiting. And waiting.
Now, I have many talents as you know my friends ;-) but wallpapering which equals a fair deal of patience and not a whole lot of slapdash is not one of them.
But! Not only that, no no no, not only am I wandering around finally with panelled walls I have a newly painted front door (after the two base coats above). One that very nearly had to stay open all night cos the lock wouldn't go back on…
This is truly a trash to treasure story…it was one horrible 70's style front door that I sneakily kept hidden from you all and even zapped with the trusty Beach Cottage white paint it was passable at best…but after much door searching in door shops and steady avoiding of those hideous trendy ones around at the moment we stuck with the best of a bad bunch and what we had…you can see the insets -they were a lovely amber 70's coloured glass…ooh yeah…(before/after pics to come) and the big old panels of flowers were a browny orange wood colour…mmm mmm…but in it's final glossy coat which I've get to photograph, wooeee, it's a makeover fit for a queen
Anyway I have to fly, I have loads to do…see you tomorrow