Finally we did go to the DIY, it was on Saturday.
We went to one that is near to our house, we can walk to it. And so we did, and I did take my shopping car with me, in case we did found the wall paint. We needed a BIG can, and that would be too heavey to carrie.
Sometimes it is fun to look around in a DIY store, and so dangerous too!
I mean, there are always things that look so nice, and you could use and You really have to be strong to just buy the things you came for. Don't know what it is, but I like to look at all the tools they have. There is such a variety and a tool for everything! And I get very greedy, looking at them. Always see a better little saw, or screwdriver, or whatever, that I would love to have(even if we really will not use it, or at the least not much). Perhaps it has to do with the fact, my father had loads of tools(he used them a lot, he loved to work with them) and then I also worked for many years in the metal branche where we also had a department for DIY.
So we did spent quite some time in the big DIY market, but in the end we left with just a big bucket of wallpaint, just in white and we bought a tube with color paint, that we can mix with it to get a nice color. Also another paintroller, and nice thing was, that they just had an action goin on that weekend, where you could print out at home a coupon with 5 euro reduction, if you spent a certain amount of money. Well, we just reached that amount so we could use one coupon.
I also looked in the DIY if they had perhaps a nice little spot for not too much money(they have enough stuff, but almost all is of a brand and you always pay for that too), saw one or two, but we didn;t buy it. We could do with a new light in the hallway, and in the passage to our expansion room, but Jan wanted to wiat and said we might find one in another shop.
As we walked home, finally, I thught I might check in a kind of dollar shop, nearby.
You cannot be sure if at the moment you want something, they will have it, it is more the kind of store, you just have to pop into, every few weeks, and if you see something you could use or were looking for then have to take it with you.I it is more a second hand store, but with things htat are still looking great, some of it looks almost new).
Well, Jan already walked home and I went into the shop. And wheeee, I was so lucky!
I found two pair of spots, just ones that would do well in the ahall, so I bought them right away( imagine, they just costed € 3,50 each!
Came home with them, and Jan already hang one of them and oh my God, we have a sea of light now in the hallway. I am so happy with it!
I have some photos for you. Wanted to show you the difference a bit of paint can make LOL!
First one is of the woodwork in old color, (which looks much worse, because phot is taken just after the thourough cleaning work) second one after Jan had painted it. (the hallways is almost done now, lots of doors that we have there).
Second photo is of a poppy we grew out of seed, isn;t it a sweetie?
Then may be tomorrow I will start with painting already part of the wall in the room. Bad things is, that we have to move some furniture away, not so terrible if it would be just the couch, but we also have some big closets. Well, good opportunity to take all things out, look through them, get rid of some things, clean it etc. Oh my God, we will have an almost new house in a couple of weeks.
So nopw your freebie, it's a soft coloured kit, ( hey Matt, guess you will like some of the papers!!!!). and some lovely clusters from Arlene. It is named"Don;t say a Word".
Have a terrific day!