Thursday, 27 March 2014

Conservatory

I reckon it took us both not much more than an hour and a half to complete the first coat. We tried to be careful in the hope there wouldn't need to be a second coat as the paint was rapidly disappearing!

In the end, one coat sufficed with touch-ups and there was just enough paint leftover to put into a cleaned out paint sampler pot for touching up the dining room door should it need it:

We both feel this colour picks up the hue of the roof and also helps make it feel like sky. I know blue is supposed to be a cold colour but we used silk emulsion and the slight shine picks up all sorts of reflections. Can you see the orange boxes?

They are the new carpet tiles. We managed to get the 10% pension discount. Also, instead of going for the 5 for the price of 4, we bought boxes so each tile worked out at £1.86 instead of £2.36. We have yet to decide about a door mat as we think a large one is needed, especially when visitors are here and we go walking in muddy areas.

Again, as in the kitchen, we have budgeted for spares, for replacement, if individual tiles cannot be cleaned up for some reason.


More next time!

6 comments:

  1. It looks lovely, nice and bright. You were so lucky to get away with just one coat. Once you get the tiles down it will be a lovely sunshiny room,.....just need the sunshine now!

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    1. Thank you, it is lovely and bright but at 45C in Summer and around 35C in Spring and Autumn, it is too hot and bright, to sit in. Dries clothes nicely though in Winter.

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  2. We ve used that coconut matting you buy from carpet shops by the metre for a metre square door mat long lasting cut to size lay down and replace eventually when necessary. All looks lovely there so far

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    1. I am now converted to buying what you need. This is such good quality. I don't think we will need to replace it for a very long time.

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  3. That is a beautiful colour blue and really suits the conservatory xxx

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    1. Thank you, we think it lovely too!

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