March 30, 2010

Paint Away and Radiate(r)

I'm already getting tetchy with my house colour schemes. Not the kitchen. I'm not in there an awful lot, probably mostly to shoo Simon (my ginga cat) from the worktops. He costs me a bomb in anti-bacterial wipes and I be a liar if I said I've never eaten a sausage that didn't have an elusive cat hair on it. Mmmmm - maybe just the once. But since the kitchen is definitely NOT my area I couldn't give a shit what it looked like.

The sitting/living room's colour I only changed 3 years ago and I quite liked the subtle shades of cream and green but time has shown that despite growing up, boys will be boys, and going pastel was a bad choice. They still play football, they still hold on to the wall next to the phone (while one hand is stuffed down their kex making sure that their bollocks don't fall off...I HATE THAT.....) after playing football, and so on.....!  So things are getting a little bit on the grubby side in some areas. I tried painting over but the  test patch is a lot darker with an extra coat. So I've decided a change must come about soon. There is one rule I must follow with trepidation....and that's not to be sarcastic to my helpers. Some years ago The Cheaper Half painted the whole of the hall and staircase in bright pink before I got home from work and it was a bastard trying to calm the colour with others so as yet visitors are meeting me at the door with a blast of shocking pink. Even those with dire news.

So what ruddy colour scheme do I go for now? Or should I just buy myself a bottle of vino everytime I sit there and feel mad at the radiators for being the only things still in their birthday suits. Or maybe if I pale it enough myself  I'll blend into the colour scheme and fuzz myself out......

3 comments:

Sir Thomas said...

go with wall paper that has a mixed patteren for the win...

Oddyoddyo13 said...

The only thing I know about home improvement projects is that they take a while. Trust me. Mom used to be an interior decorator.

kobico said...

I'm seriously thinking about making everything in my house brown so the dirt the dog tracks in won't be noticeable.