Tins and tins of white paint

We hired outdoor monkey scaffolding so we could paint our new cathedral height living room
Living room as when we bought it

Living room as when we bought it

So I’m finally kinda ready to reveal the living room in all its glorious whiteness (remember my previous posts about white living rooms here and here). My all-cream house was a state of blandness when we finally got the keys. The next day, my in laws, husband and child marched there armed with almost 20ltrs of white semi-gloss. We have given the living room two coats of that glorious white (plus undercoat of course). Ceiling in the same semi-gloss because I love light bouncing off the walls. And the ceiling isn’t really a ceiling, it’s two walls colliding in the centre at the highest point.

Painting in progress in our new living room

Painting in progress in our new living room

My sister in law counted… the living room has 15 walls. So ALOT of cutting in to do. Plus we had to hire an OUTDOOR scaffold so we could paint the INSIDE ceiling.

We hired outdoor monkey scaffolding so we could paint our new cathedral height living room

We hired outdoor monkey scaffolding so we could paint our new cathedral height living room

Here’s the Husband taking a short break from painting the ceiling. He did enjoy having the scaffolding to monkey-climb on for 2 days.

The husband looking at our painting progress in the new living room

The husband looking at our painting progress in the new living room

Now with the scaffolding gone, the awful cream gone and furniture in place, complete with decorative child (we actually live here, so please pardon child-moved objects):

Room repainted in glorious white

Room repainted in glorious white

The one glitch in this room are the wrought iron chandeliers with fake candle lightbulbs. I’m envisioning something in bright yellows or greens or reds.

Room repainted in glorious white

Room repainted in glorious white

Or pinks.

I love that the canvas I painted is front centre in my living room.

Still have more to do

:

1. Trimwork painted. Not decided on colour yet.
2. Lighting replaced.
3. More artwork to be bought and placed.

24 August 2008
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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anonymous

    26 August 2008

    i love it. need some green plants. addie

  2. Reply

    la la Lovely

    26 August 2008

    Looks so bright and cheery!!! How exciting!

  3. Reply

    Anna

    26 August 2008

    what a great result…love it! The little touches really make it.

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    drey

    27 August 2008

    addie: yeah going to get some sooner or later :)lalalovely and anna: yes it’s so nice and airy and brightexcept on days like TODAY: bad area for migraines!

  5. Reply

    Steffi

    11 August 2010

    Looks amazing!!!! Hire Scaffolding

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