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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Entrance renovation

Hi Y'all!

For some time I have blogged nearly every week regularly, I've now exploited that I only wanted to blog if there is something really interesting here. I currently have some demands for the dragon, which I crocheted and so I'm still busy crocheting dragons. In order not to go gaga, I have to do something else in between every now and then. Last weekend we had a bigger project on the go.

It's been nearly 2 1/2 years since we last change something at our entrance. So it was time to change something. I hated the walls, simple white ingrain wallpaper, since a while. I decided that I wanted something totally different. I bought non-woven wallpaper for the first time and now I'm totally in love with this kind of wallpaper. It's super easy to put them onto the walls. I was able to do this all by myself. But step by step.

Friday evening we decided it's time to pull down the old wallpapers. It was really a mess. Although we had applied a primer onthe wall, the wallpaper went down pretty bad. But after 2 hours we were here.

Saturday I spend about 20 minutes to smooth the walls with sandpaper, to get rid of the last wooden spots from the ingrain wallpaper. Then I started paperhanging. In the afternoon I had papered, as far as I could because Hubby hasn't take down the wardrobe. So I had to stop for the day until Hubby came home. (Fine excuse to break because my arm was really hurting).
On Saturday evening he took down the wardrobe and on Sunday he helped papering the rest of the room. In twos, we went even faster. And after an hour or so we were able to build up the wardrobe again. 

Yesterday I started painting the white walls. I wanted to paint the walls in an light grey or beige. Hubby picked out the color (velvet gray) and I was not a fan of the color he had choosen. When I opened the bucket I found out that the color is really thick (not the thin broth you often get when you don't buy the expensive color). It was really easy to process and I was totally surprised about the product. After a short drying time I realized that the color has a very nice matt look and matches the brick wallpaper really good. Our entrance starts to look really nice. Sorry, for being grumpy, about your color choice, Hubby!
There are a few things to go for
  • update the hardware
  • find and install new coat hooks
  • find a matching curtain rod 
  • find/make new wall arts
  • find a new mailboxslit
  • install a lot of trimming

I know, i know it sounds a lot but I'm convinced that we'll have all managed until Christmas (I don't say what year).


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