Sunday, 23 March 2014
Slates and paint
Finally, after a week longer than planned we have a roof! Which is just as well as the evening after it was finished we had rain and then the next day rain and hail showers! The outside rendering has also been finished off and the insulation is almost finished. Then we can get on with plasterboarding, plastering and then the more exciting work can begin! I took some semi-aerial view shots of our reclaimed slate roof from the second bedroom window.
This prolonged work has given me ample time to dither over paint colours. I've finally settled on Linen Wash for the dining room and garden room and Hollyhock for the sitting room. It's funny how much tastes can change over a few years. We've lived in our cottage for 4 years this August and when we first decorated I was very keen on having a different colour for each room, although they were still quite soft pastel colours. I went for Acorn in the sitting room, Linnet in the dining room, Teresa's Green in the second bedroom and Starling's Egg in the main bedroom and Stock in the kitchen. Out of all of these choices, I really think that the main bedroom and the kitchen are the ones we got 100% right. Now I find that I am drawn much more to more neutral colours for decorating as it means that you aren't quite so limited when it comes to upholstery and accessory colours.
White in the cottage bathroom and garden room bathroom.
ETA: Just a quick explanation, as my photos are a bit puzzling if you don't live here! The shots of the garden room above were taken from our second bedroom window, so you can see the roof of our kitchen extension directly below. The red brick building that our garden room has been built next to is an old Victorian warehouse which backs on to our garden. The entrance to our garden room is down the opposite side of the garden room (past the wheelbarrow!)
Posted by Charlotte at 12:38