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The Hall x


The kitchen still hasn’t arrived – some hold up at the spray painters.  I wait for it with baited breath because I’m desperate to know the colour as it will have such an impact on what happens next both in the hall and in the sitting room.


I have the empty pot sitting on the fireplace as a colour guide..and it looks a greeny grey.


And the colour samples on the wall…which look grey.


But I swear when it was painted it was a seventies brown.


The stairs up to the first floor are already painted this colour (not a picture of them – too covered in dust (another ceiling went this week..the last one) (over our temporary kitchen mind you!)…but does it stay? I’ve also noticed that all the staircases that tick the box have no runners….not an option for us. And if a staircase is dark, the walls are white. Not great with kids. And what runner works on a dark staircase?


There’s always the option to go lighter..


I was going to use a kilim runner as a stair carpet down to the cellar/underworld.  Maybe I’ll move that idea and use it in the entrance hall instead..add a bit of much wanted colour and texture..

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I think I’m going to run with it (hoho)..and see what happens…

Nothing ventured, nothing gained…

Laters, Kate x


An Update: House etc..


Yesterdays fascinator experiment went well..I was thinking of you Julie (hattitude) as we marshalled in the sinamay into shape! Could’ve done with your skill!!


No real finished ones to reveal yet..(the first official creative coffee is on Wednesday) but I think we’re a bit more prepared..


(It’s great stuff just to let loose and play with..I recommend it.)


On the house front, there’s no longer a broken neck risk checking out the cellar…we now have stairs!..


Upstairs…could that actually be a sink in the kitchen??!


To the unknowing eye, this all just looks like mismatched piles of wood..

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To me, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel..(even knowing, once it’s made it’s coming out (sob!) to be painted (and so the floor can go down))..but this is pure progress. We may even have a working bin soon – the excitement, the luxury!

Laters, Kate x