It has been a long time between updates. The nursery is complete!
Surprise, surprise – once Wife and I moved Son from our room to his own nursery, we seemed to get a lot more sleep. I was almost as surprised as Wife when it was done. It did drag on a bit – Son was already 12 months by the time he got his own room.
On a recommendation from a friend, I hired a stripper. Â A cheap stripper.
Now, you would think that a cheap stripper would do a nasty job, but this one had no problem steaming up the windows. Â Even the wife was impressed. Â She had a go herself.
I am, of course, talking about a wallpaper steamer/stripper. Â At first we spent way too much time fruitlessly scratching at the wallpaper removing tiny scrap by tiny scrap. Â The steamer, on the other hand, made amazingly quick work of the job. Â Next time there will be no hesitation – $28 well spent.
I often wonder about fashion. Â What is fashionable now will look dated in a few years,Â appallingÂ in 10, hilarious in 20, and be right back in fashion again in 30. Â At least for those of us that don’t have vivid memories of it – Remember the 80’s anyone?
Paying homage to fashion over the ages are the various layers of wallpaper lovingly applied over the decades, and brutally removed by me:
What started off as a loose flap of wallpaper way down in the corner of the room ended up as something much bigger. Â Somehow. Â Now more serious measures are required. Â Like I needed an excuse to start another project…
We have a couple of paint test pots from the Resene ‘whites and neutrals’ range. Â Quarter Akaroa, and quarter tea from memory. Â We want a much lighter, neutral colour on the walls (currently sort of a dark khaki green), and then add some brightness with the wall hangings and other bits and pieces.