29 January 2019
Today I am stripping. Wallpaper that is. Getting rid of all traces of the previous occupant’s pride and joy. Paul has been doing the hard work of soaking the surface while I have been enjoying the satisfying job of pulling off big swathes of wet paper. The sitting room looks quite stark now, the Jacobean floral curtains from the big bay window have been taken down and are being used as dust sheets.
We are going to paint the walls with matt emulsion. Choosing a colour has been tricky. We bought tester pots and there are various splodges of colour daubed about. I was leaning towards having a grey tone on the walls but I was worried the room would end up looking like a battle ship. In the end we picked a very neutral, stone colour – Natural Calico. A bit boring but I prefer to add colour to a room with paintings, rugs and soft furnishings.
Rick is unhappy with the chaos. I shall take him out early after lunch for his walk because we have snow forecast for late afternoon. It was sunny here first thing but the skies are getting progressively darker. If the snow is very deep I shall have an excuse not to go to tomorrow’s coffee morning at the village hall.