It took double the time I expected it to
(the last lick of paint went on the day before I went back to work),
the process felt hellish at the start ~
when it became apparent just how much bigger a job it was than I had first thought,
I am soooooo glad I've done it now that it's over.
So, for those of you who have asked,
here's a close up of the french washed wall
(which has more ochre in it than shows up in the photo):
and a shot of the other feature wall:
which, again, doesn't really capture its cafe~au~lait colour
but does show, in the reflection, my pristine white ceiling and cornices
of which I am ridiculously proud!
I'll try and post more photographs, that give a broader picture of what I've done, soon.
Life hasn't been completely dominated by renovations.
In between painting there's been some cooking.
I've been going through a Nigella Lawson phase and have made her One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage casserole:
This, by the way, was at it's best on the third day after I'd cooked it, when the flavours had been given lots of time to develop.
I've also made Nigella's Pomegranate Meringue Mountain
which was so quick and delicious I was inspired to go out and buy my own potted pomegranate tree:
There's been a little bit of crocheting too.
I've added a few extra rows to the border of my Easy Daisy blanket:
I'm so happy I have time to craft again!
...and yesterday, with all the painting done, I was able to wander around the garden with my camera in hand:
Despite the steamy heat, it was bliss!
I hope that life
is treating you kindly too,
wherever you are in the world.
Have a wonderful week.