F O R E V A???
I know it does to me but then I'm living it.
In truth it's been a week (or three) but that's partly due to SD having to fit in the woodwork and stuff around work and other commitments and then of course there's paint!
Actually what happened yesterday was entirely paints fault!
I got bored waiting for it to dry and a bored Sarah is a dangerous thing ...
Anyway, when I started the bathroom I decided that I was going to do everything properly and maybe I'd become a decorating expert or something.
I haven't been an expert in anything for AGES although you might remember my expert guide on Kissing - Relationships - Twitter - Seduction (I can REALLY recommend THAT one!) and of course famously Pub Dancing!
So I was going to tell about the importance of the 27 P's (poor preparation thingy) but I couldn't remember half of them because 27 things is a LOT to remember isn't it?
Anyway, mine involved masking tape, good brushes, not the 5 for a quid type I usually buy that shed more hair than SD, Miss Mac and I combined and other useful stuff.
Got to admit I haven't really got the hang of masking tape and I either find I'm left with a big strip that I should have painted or I peel off a load of paint with the tape!
So, I was bored ...
I looked around for something to do ... Remember that a while ago I mentioned there was a little paint peeling on the ceiling so I picked at it and this happened:
I'd kind of been ignoring it because at that point I wasn't in expert/perfectionist mode and I thought that maybe it would just go away or something.
A couple of days ago I decided I really had to tackle it and do the job properly (or just paint over it).
I thought if I carefully sanded the edges then painted it you would never notice.
A couple of hours later I posted this on Facebook:
|Yes, that IS an actual photo of me ...|
The more I sanded the bigger the bare patch got!
So I painted over it ...
The next morning all the edges I'd painted over had curled back and it looked terrible!
I bit the bullet and started scraping and soon after my bathroom ceiling looked like this:
Bearing in mind that all the other paintwork has been finished and I'm pretty sure you are supposed to do the ceiling first ...
Anyway, not to be defeated, I gave up (I know, I know!!) and painted over it again ...
Well, it's been slightly more successful if you ignore the loose bits that the roller picked up and spread across the ceiling giving it a slightly textured look and the fact the there is a rather embossed look to it all now with paint of varying depths ...
But, as I said to Miss Mac, you only really notice it if you look up don't you ...
So I've decided not to become a decorating expert for now and I guess those lovely people from Wilko had some kind of premonition or something that I might not be which is why they didn't want to be associated with me and send me loads of stuff to review for them!