Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend? Our weekend was about colour. Painting. Painting the bedroom. I'm feeling like a hamster on its wheel. Trapped on a wheel of non-stop decorating. If we jump off the decorating wheel, it will be too much effort to start it again, so we're just tiring ourselves out following the motion of the wheel. It is worth it though, because we are getting things done. This is a photo of our bedroom before we got to work. We can't actually say this was the colour the previous owner chose. No. We chose it about four years ago! Now it looks to me like some depressing 70's bedsit. Funnny how tastes change isn't it? I think the idea at the time was that, it is a huge room, and by painting it a dark colour, it would make it feel cosier. But it doesn't work does it? It was only when we moved to the spare room, which has lovely bright colours in it, that I realised the colour of our bedroom walls was making me miserable. My clothes are all in there, and every time I went in to get clean clothes, or put clothes away, I'd feel slight despair. The power of colour hey?! So although we've been exhausting ourselves with decorating and DIY, the bedroom had to be done. We've not finished the decorating yet, still got to finish the woodwork. But we're almost there! And the difference with the new colour! I was just having a look at the before and after photos, and wow, what a difference. The before photo makes me feel queasy, the after photo makes me think, "yipee!!!!!!!". Here's the room from another angle. And another angle again. How did we live with that drab, depressing colour we used to have on the walls ?! HOW?! Well........... the duvet cover on the bed is usually white, not the red in the photo at the beginning of this post, so maybe I thought it looked more stylish than it did in reality! Anyway, hopefully the new colour, and new bits and pieces on the walls will transform the room. I've got a red and white quilt that has been hibernating for a few years. That will hang above our bed. And the chest of drawers and arm chair will move to different parts of the room. The colour we've used is called 'Blue Ground', by Farrow and Ball. Tonight I'll be doing more painting of the wood work............. We should be back in our newly decorated room by this weekend............... I can't wait, I just can't wait! And I just had to show you the view from our bedroom window this morning.......... it's that bright sunshine! I don't know which one is making me more cheery, the new wall colour, or the sunny day?!