I finally got around to painting our bedside tables - white of course! I had bought them with this in mind but it's taken me a year to get around to it. Next time I buy furniture for our house I'm going to paint it before I start using it and loading it full of our stuff. It would have been much easier to paint these without having to empty them and deal with piles of mess in the bedroom.
I'm getting through my to-do list! I have purposely been avoiding the furniture auctions so as to not buy anything new to paint. This strategy is working very well on helping my get to some long overdue projects.
The ceiling in our bedroom is very beautiful. I'm not really sure if you can make out the ornate detail in the photo below but I love lying in bed and looking at the ceiling and our light.
When we bought our house this room was disgusting. The previous owners were very heavy smokers and obviously smoked in bed - behind where the bed was were two dark plumes of smoke stain. The house was a deceased estate and guess what the old lady had died of - yep, emphysema. It took us weeks to prepare and paint this room. The colour is Taubman's Northern Star. It's a very pretty blue with a hint of lavender. The wood work is white.
This little figurine is one of my favourites. My sister, Rachael, gave it to us to celebrate the birth of our first child, our beautiful Sasha. It's such a thoughtful beautiful present for people having a baby. Something to treasure. I like how simple it is with not much detail on the peoples faces - which I think would make it look tacky.
The painting above the bed is one I painted many years ago of the wonderful buildings in Prague. I first went to Prague in 1994 and loved the architecture. All the spires and turrets. I've been back since and it's now a bit over run by tourists but in 1994 there weren't many travellers there and it was an amazing experience.
This is the view from the bedroom door.
The chair in the corner is a reproduction French chair that my aunt bought and didn't want any more so she gave it to me. It's very lovely and I generally manage to not use it as a clothes dumping ground!
I have distressed the edges of the paintwork as some of the drawers are a bit tight and there was no way the paint wouldn't chip so I may as well make it look intentional. It actually looks better distressed as the handles stood out too much when the paint work was stark white. They blend in better now the dark wood is peaking through.
On a non painting front, I spent yesterday morning giving some career coaching (part of my business consultancy work) to an old friend from my Vodafone project management days. We had some good laughs over the crazy times we had working all night getting multimillion projects to go live. High pressure times can bring out the best in good people. They sure were the days. It was good to have a laugh but also give him some assistance.
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