Wednesday, 8 August 2007

The Painted House

I’ve been bad. I never went to the doctor. I know, I know I must et cetera. Blah blah blah… I just don’t feel so gross anymore. Really. Now and again I get a teeny weeny bit dizzy, but otherwise I’m just my normal fat and happy self. My normal fat and happy PRODUCTIVE self, mind you! (not to be mistaken with REproductive, of course...) I worked my fingers to the bone yesterday. I got a bee in my bonnet and decided I was going to finish painting our lounge if it meant I had to stay awake until the fowls started clucking. Well, apparently my resolve was short-lived because I only lasted until about 01h00 this morning, at which point I was so fatigued I couldn’t tell which walls were icky-institution-grey and which were vrot-pumpkin-yellow. Which is therefore a very good time to stash away the painting equipment, for sure! I was so excited this morning to awake to a totally different “feel” in my living room! It’s not finished yet, but I thought I’d share with you the fruit of my labour… Bear in mind, it’s a work in progress. I will show you the before pics when I can find them. Some of my pictures are still on my old work p.c. and I need to go and write them to cd the next time I’m back in Durban. There’s still lots of work needed in the lounge… I must still paint the skirtings and cornices, but we decided to only paint those once we’ve replaced them with pretty new ones. The ones there right now are rotten. Not to mention butt ugly. Oh and don’t get me started on the carpets! My gross-ometer spikes whenever I think about them. Yuck. Who knows how many species of ghastly insects reside there! I still haven’t walked on them barefoot. I need to make sure my insurances are up to date before I take a walk on the wild side!


Just don't look at all those things on the sideboard (above)... they're only there for lack of another place to put them right now... they will be moved soon. Hopefully!



Woops, the wording there should be the view FROM my other lounge windows. I'm too lazy to go back and change the pic!

That's Dundee in the distance at the foot of those mountains in the background. Pretty here huh? See why I'm loving it in the bush? Incidentally, our driveway is about a kilometer or two long... and it's a very bumpy / rocky /potholed dirt road. But then, when you get to the end of the driveway and you get to the main road (above), it's like the oasis in the desert! Especially with that view!

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OK, enough blogging for one day. My dial-up's going to have a fit when it sees all these pics. Cheerio fair friends! Until Monday. I have a long weekend! Woo hooooo! And my family's coming to visit! I'll fill you in on all the happenings then. Lots of loves and kisses...


8 comments:

Amberly said...

Very cool lounge! From all the talk of a "hillbilly dump," I'd pictured the worst! That looks great! Good job!

Amy D said...

I'm not talking to dizzy lizzy until she goes to the doctor. :-P Not that I have ever taken my OWN advice.

I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. I wish I lived in a hillbilly dump. It looks like I could just throw the kids out with the dishwater and they would be fine.

Hanlie said...

It looks great tjommie. I was expecting much worse. hehe...

Spanglish said...

The lounge looks lovely. I especially love the statue in the orange suit.

The views, all of them, are breathtaking. Being surrounded by such loveliness must be rewarding.

Nesting For Natalie said...

Char,

It sis really beautiful! But, what is a "lounge"? We doi not call a room that in the states.

Amy :)

KarenO said...

What happened to the hillbilly dump? You're a magician! Your lounge looks lovely, and I'm having sinful thoughts about that beautiful clock on your sideboard ;)

I haven't had much blog-hopping time, but it's good to see you're back even though it's through dial-up!

Alison Shiloh Wear said...

your place looks great! You've done an excellent job making it a home. I notice that you cleverly did not include any bathroom pictures. Hope those renovations are going well, too. When are going to make it to the doctor?

dale k said...

im taking a guess here - plascon double velvet cognac cream? that colours looking very familiar haha