Thursday, 26 September 2013

the big finish...nearly...

 we moved up to leeds and to this house almost 9 years ago to the day.
when we arrived the entire house looked like this...


painted in ghastly colours throughout and stencilled to within an inch of it's life.

finally and so not before time the last room to be obliterated of its tired decor was being tackled this week. 

for the last 3 1/2 years when we did the lounge at the front i have walked into the house swooning at my orla wallpaper only to be slammed in the face by peaking into the next room. yeugghhh!


but it has happened. 
it has all gone! 
i am now the proud owner of a stencil-less house!

it all started with matthew and his dad pulling up the b & b style carpet awaiting the floors to be sanded, followed by the arrival of magician john transforming the room entirely with a lick of paint...white paint...lots of it...oh and some grey.


(i'm thinking i need to pinch john's ladder - makes a nice addition don't you think? being yellow n all.)


so last night it was all done bar the one wall of wallpaper.
john made me wait a night. i can't quite believe he did that. and he really should know me better.


but i have been brave and patient awaiting for this morning to arrive and john to turn up and get his pasting brush out...

come on john, my patience is wearing thin now...

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

I'm coming round in the middle of the night and stencilling ivy above every picture rail. Mwuahahahahahahahahaha!

lindsey said...

Our house has some similar colours and although some stencils..not too much. We have also gone for white throughout. I love the grey too though. Hopefully you will post some of the wallpaper when its done :)

Jill said...

What a beautiful room. Look forward to seeing the final finish. x

Collette said...

loving the grey!!!!

Nicky said...

Come on John get it finished!

Isisjem said...

Loving to see the final finish with all the finishing touches done!

FLeathem said...

Looking forward to the big reveal!! X

Annabella said...

Changing Rooms has a lot to answer for! What a beautiful house you will have - I love the rooms - the high ceilings and windows. I'm excited for you!

Catherine said...

I am reading this after I saw the reveal on IG-it looks amazing!