Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Promise Is A Promise.




A big hello to everyone!

It feels great to be back, and have the cogs turning again! My mind has been running flat out with ideas for a couple of weeks now, and I've found it very difficult to turn it off! Even to the point of sleep deprivation, but that's a story for another time.

My bloggy break was just what the doctor ordered. I was feeling really weighed down, and overwhelmed, and the littlest thing threatened to send my world crumbling around me. My last post explains more about this, and the support I got from everyone was wonderful. So thank you!

Anyway, I took some time to get my life back in balance and I'm feeling much better for it.

I continued with the 20 Day Challenge from The Organised Housewife that I was doing, although I still haven't finished. It's a bit annoying really, as I was on such a roll! And feeling so motivated about it. But I had promised my youngest that I would redecorate his bedroom on these most recent school holidays, and well, a promise is a promise!

So that is what I spent the last half of the holidays doing. Unfortunately it is also not finished, but at least the hard work for me is done, and by that I mean the painting! God blimy! I don't know what made me think that I didn't mind painting, but I have since discovered that I HATE IT!! The ceiling especially! Ugh! My neck and shoulders ache just thinking about it!

I'm looking forward to the end result, however. Master 5 has always been a huge Thomas the Tank fan, and when we asked him what he wanted for his room, he just said "Thomas!" So that's what he's getting.
I have painted the ceiling white, and the walls a pale blue. We bought a Thomas wallpaper mural online from the UK, and my father-in-law will shortly be putting that up for us, as I'm too chicken! (Too scared of wrecking it!)

In the meantime, I have bought some new red curtains, and red lamp and am looking for a red pendant light that I like. I don't want a lot of furniture in his room, so I'm looking a just a couple of key pieces that have lots of storage. It might take a while for me to find exactly what I'm looking for, but hopefully it won't be too long til it's finished.

Here are some photos of the fresh new look, as incomplete as it is.

I forgot to take a before photo, so this is the room after we'd moved everything (but the bed) out, but before painting.

Getting ready. So much preparation involved!



The new paint job.

As you can see, a lot more still to do, but we'll get there.

And I can't wait to show you the finished product! 

But more on that later :)





Linking up with the fabulously made up Jess and Team IBOT





35 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I totally get u with the painting. It's like moving house. The room is looking lovely. I betcha can't wait To get it finished.

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    1. Thanks Bachelor Mum! It's so good to be back! And you're absolutely right. I want it done now! Patience has never been one of my virtues :-)
      Xx

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  2. It's a big job, it's looking good. Cant wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Thanks Sophie. I can't wait for you to see it either! Especially because that will mean I'm finished! Lol

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  3. I love the artworks on the wardrobe doors. It's looking great so far. I'm looking forward to the day I can redecorate my children's rooms.

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    1. Thanks Sim. Yes they are just a couple of the masterpieces, but my favourites! I was looking forward to it too, but now dreading the fact that I have my older son's room to still do after this! Bad Mummy! ;)

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  4. Welcome back !!!! I love redecorating rooms - if only it didn't cost so much ! Can't wait to see the finished room.
    Have a great day !
    Me

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    1. Thanks Me. I'm enjoying getting the new furnishings etc, but I could definitely do without the rest! Hopefully it won't be long before I'm doing the big reveal :-)

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  5. Welcome back - love that blue walls and red curtain combo and even after Thomas is no longer a big thing they will look fab!

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    1. Thanks Deb! I'm hoping it will look as good as it does in my head! lol

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  6. Welcome back, i'm glad you enjoyed your time away. I think sometimes a little time away is just what we all need to refocus on what's really important in our lives.
    The room looks great, i'm looking forward to seeing the room finished.

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    1. Thank you! You are so right. I feel so much better than I did a month ago, and am really excited about my writing again. Haven't felt that way in a while. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished too! lol

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  7. Welcome back - sometimes a break is just what we need!
    #teamIBOT

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    1. Thanks Lyndaal. It was exactly what I needed, that's for sure!

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  8. It's looking good! I don't like thinking about it, but once I've started I actually enjoy painting, with some loud music to spur me on. Can't wait to see the finished Thomas room :)

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    1. Oh Alicia! Can you please come and do the next room for me? lol

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  9. We did this last holidays and moved three rooms - that was the longest day ever! We haven't painted yet though as it is just changing the colour of the feature wall. I can't wait to see the finished project!

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    1. Three rooms in the one day! Wow, you're keen! You must have been exhausted after that! Thanks Eleise, I can't wait to show it to you :-)

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  10. Yay! So glad to se you back, Tracey! I know I've seen you pop in and out of Instagram but there's nothing like coming over to your blog and reading your words again.
    The bedroom looks great so far! My boys are huge Thomas fans too. So, I'll be interested to see how your decorating goes. Always looking for some tips! :) x

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Grace! That means so much, thank you!
      I could do with some tips too. I'm just flying by the seat of my pants at the moment, with no idea of what I'm doing. Just hoping for the best :-)

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  11. That is such a great colour. Lovely to see you again as well. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely

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  12. New follower here. I noticed on FB that about 6 of my favourite blog friends like your blog, so I had to come over and see. I recently had a blog break also, and I feel so much better for it.

    I wish I could paint here. I'd love to do it.

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    1. Hi Melissa, and welcome! I will pop over and visit you too!
      It's so worth having a break from time to time, isn't it? Recharges you, at least it has for me!

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  13. looks like it is going to look amazing when finished!
    love the red curtains
    xx

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  14. I hate painting too! But the results will be worth it :)

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    1. That's what I keep telling myself Danya Banya! Especially when I have my other son's room to do after this :)

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  15. Glad you enjoyed your self prescribed break. Love the red curtains!

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  16. Glad you are felling refreshed from your break. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered. :)
    Loving the new room look. We moved out kids bedrooms around, and swapped sleeping arrangements during the holidays, and even without painting it was a lot of work!

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    1. Thanks Jess. It definitely was just what the doc ordered. Now, if I could just get this bedroom finished, I'll be sweet! :)

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  17. The painting looks great! We live in an old Queenslander, which is lovely, but you will never catch me wanting to paint our vj's - that's a job for the professionals!

    I'm glad your break helped :)

    x Jasmine

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  18. Looks like it's going to be a great room when it's done! Can't wait to see it :)

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  19. That's some supermama painting effort! Well done, Tracey. I'm not sure I would have the stamina to paint a whole room by myself... the little man must be so pleased with what you're doing. Look forward to the final room reveal. :)
    Ronnie xo

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