Monday, January 05, 2009

Painting me, eeerrr I mean the hallway

We painted the lounge/dining area just before Christmas and it's really annoyed me that when you look up the hallway, it's this bright yellow, which I am totally over - and doesn't look nice with the cream against it. Bunny has gone back to work today, so who knows how long it will be before I get some jobs done around the house again. I had a to do list for him which I could have written on a toilet roll, and he managed a few things on there, but there's still a loooooooonnnnnnggg way to go. So, after being inspired by my girlfriend who painted her own feature wall, I thought how hard can it be? I had helped before, surely I can undertake this on my own.

I have one coat on and it's almost ready to paint the second. I can't cut in to save myself so bought a thingamijiggie douverlaki which paints the edges nice and neatly. Only thing was it fell apart at once stage, and landed on me - better than the carpet, but I look like you could hide me in the hallway and never find me lol...... My dh paints and gets a few specks on him, I look like a living colour chart! My plan is to have it all done and surprise him when he gets home. I will finish in enough time to clean up (my equipment and myself).

I'm feeling good today, I headed out to the treadmill and jogged for 30 mins on 8.4km/hour. My short term goal is to get to 5km within the half hour. I currently do about 4.15km so will need to increase my speed, I don't want to increase the time. When I started on the treadie all those months ago, I was on 7.7km/hr so I have increased my speed. I was increasing it by .1 each week, but the weeks where I don't go on as often set me back a bit. Like last week, I had to slow down for a min and then go back to speed because it was so hot and I was struggling a bit. Today I did the whole half hour at one speed so that was good.

I received this today, and was very surprised and touched by the gesture.

Mmmm, it's not easy picking my favourite blogs. I follow 64 of them, and enjoy them all for one reason or another.

Rules: pick 5 blogs that you love or enjoy the most and pass along the award! It's that simple!

ps. make sure you post the award on your blog!!

My must read blogs

I'll try and update later with photos and I still want to write down my goals for 2009.


T.T. Millers said...

My husband began a project over the holidays. He ripped up the carpeting from the 2nd floor hallway in order to install laminated wood flooring. He didn't bargain that the walls are not plum / straight. So he only got a few boards down before the curse words began to fly!! He never did get the project done!! :)

senovia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I know just how you feel about painting- I have done a few walls, but cutting in sucks (what kind of doo-hicky did you get?) and all of our main living space (13 walls- 11 of which you can see from one spot in my living room) are white. I have chosen 3 colors, I just have no idea which walls to paint what! ;)

Karen Barr said...

I tried to do something with the Blog Award, but sorry couldn't figure out what!! Good on you for painting, such a sense of satisfaction when you're done. Can't wait to see the photos.

Kerry said...

LOL about you matching in with the hallway - what a hoot that would've been. Good on you for getting in and giving it a go. I did it once and made a total mess of the wall. Thankfully it's been fixed up now. xx

Chris H said...

Why thank you for the award! Much appreciated, and I will eventually get around to forwarding it on! I'm useless that way!


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