Beach Cottage in Chaos – Painting Floors
Tue 11th, Jun, 2013
(photos via my phone today, couldn’t face the big girl’s camera in there with all that paint)
Good moaning Beach Cottage friends, foes, anyone who would care to listen really…today I am here to show you a cottage in chaos…well not really, one does tend to be on the dramatic side , but, right now my lovely husband, aka Mr Beach Cottage and I are camping out in the study while I paint our bedroom floor white…this has not been met with the most favourable of comments but after lots of quotes from tradies, upwards of $15,000, talk of us moving out of the house for a week while our floors are painted, other speak of loading all of our furniture (of which I am not short) into one half of the house and other various scenarios, I decided to go the DIY route and start on our bedroom and see what happened.
And while that is all going on, tradies outside are ripping out the ugly concrete surrounding this old cottage…well not all of it, but some of it…the old driveway that I have wanted to change since we moved in here is no more of this world…it was ripped out earlier this morning…I bet our neighbours are loving us right now, have you ever had concrete removed, not that’s noisy…
…and remember ugly patio area out the back as you come out of the Summer House? Well it is no longer, good bloggers get photos, I however, was, ahem, still in bed in the study when they arrived, refusing to deal with the reality of bedroom furniture all over the house, a floor with one coat of paint on it and one woman having to do coat two….
Sooooo, yesterday, when most normal people in Australia were having nice bbq’s and enjoying the monarch’s holiday, in Beach Cottage Land we were emptying the contents of our bedroom and moving into the study…..
I wanted this floor to be really rustic and distressed rather than ‘painted’ a block of colour, if you see what I mean…so after coat two I will see what this looks like and then do some sanding, I think it might need three coats before the sealer…
I will be back with part two soon and some vintage treasure from the weekend…