|Tools of torture!|
couch (on the left) in this picture, but maybe not in its final place- we're still testing things out! We pushed all of the furniture out to the walls so that guests could take everything in when they walked in the front door (and it also left a lot of space for socialising). The bench seating actually belongs to the outside setting, but it fit right in and gave everyone a seat without being too crowded.
rangehood turned on for maximum impact- it makes the splashback sort of glow don't you think? This is the view from the kitchen- I really enjoyed not being cut off from the action by the bench like I used to be!
disaster with "Horizon Sky" I went into the paint centre and asked them what they recommended in the colour range we wanted- a very light sort of greyish blue/ bluish grey. I told the guy at the counter all of the details about where we were going to use the colour and the other colours already in the room- the charcoal lower cabinets, white uppers, whitish benchtop with the flecks of grey and mirror and our dark blue "Manhattan Storm" coloured couches. Then he got out a big BIG book of colours, pointed out where I should be looking (in the blues, not the purples!) and let me flip through it for as long as I wanted... I was there a while!
How was your weekend? Did you get any big jobs finished* like us? Did you watch the big wedding on Friday night or were you just recovering from a chocolate hangover?
*When I say finished, I kind of lie! There is still another coat of gloss to go on the majority of the skirting boards and the garage door is only painted on one side (and still needs another coat on the side that is started)- and we haven't even started on the front door yet! But there is enough done to see real progress, so PK and I decided to give ourselves a rest for a little while to regroup and recover from our marathon week of painting!