Friday, 17 August 2012

What a bargain

Hello all.I have not long finished work and i still have very achy legs so we are having a day off from leaflet dropping today.Instead we`ve just been to B&Q as i am going to decorate my kitchen and bedroom next week.We have been having a dilemma with our bedroom as some of it has been plastered so is nice and smooth and the rest of the walls look like a child has plastered it, its really bad and lumpy bumpy.We were debating on using really thick textured paper to cover all the walls but worked it out and it would of cost about 150 quid just for the paper, so we eventually decided to just paint it and hang canvasses to distract from the bad walls.So in we walk to B&Q and my local strore is being  modernised and today they are having huge reductions in the wallpaper department.Oh yes we have just got 14 rolls of lovely thick paper but its already patterened so no paint needed to go over it.Its black and cream which is want i wanted and it cost the grand sum of 14 quid, yep a pound a roll.Also got some white gloss,white paint for the ceilings and textured paint for the kitchen.Roll on Monday now and i can start getting messy with paste and
My blog may be a little on the quiet side over the next 2 weeks (apart from my DT cards) as i will be  doing a craft fair, decorating and dropping leaflets and we are hoping to take jack to altons`s also going to be our wedding anniversary and my birthday  so those 2 days are no work at all
Right thats my day so far.Off to drink my cuppa now and catch up with some bloghopping.


Olivia said...

Best of luck hon with all that remodeling...we are in the process of doing the exterior and what a MESS!! Good luck at the craft fairs and as always can not wait to see your DT work.

Lizzy said...

WOW what a great bargain hun..don't forget the pics :) before and Happy decorating :)

xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)

Elaine said...

Fabulous bargain and just what you wanted ,have fun decoration see you soon Hugs Elaine

Eileen said...

Well done you. I love a bargain, especially when decorating.
Don't work too hard
Eileen x

Viv's Visuals said...

Sympathise about the walls - our current home is a cottage built circa 1796 so the walls here are definitely not smooth!!! OH says they've got character - I think they're just lumpy!! Trust me you made a good decision about thick textured paper - it doesn't hide it - whatever the manufacturers claim so you've saved yourself a pile of money!! Over the 25 years I've been here I've tried eveything apart from completely re-plastering - now we've just put it on the market and are hoping someone else likes lumps!!!!!!! Have a great weekend. x

Sarah said...

Fantastic bargain, well done you! Lots going on for you in the next couple of weeks x

Liz's creative corner said...

Bargain hun lol, well done, good luck with the decorating, hugs Liz xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic bargain Nic it must have been your day, lol, have a great two weeks
Lorraine x

tilly said...

woweeeeeeeeeee,........ can't believe the bargin you have got lol and in the colours you wanted, someone looking down on you for your hard work dropping leaflets, what a busy 2 weeks

Chrissy said...

How exciting Coops, love it when a plan comes together...happy papering of a different kind, hope we see some piccies..have a lovely weekend..


sue - bearhouse said...

Wow! That was a bargain, I think you deserved that bit of good luck after all your hard work yesterday.
It sounds like you will have a busy but hopefully enjoyable couple of weeks.
Hugs Sue

Sue said...

Well done Nic on your bargain.
It sounds lovely.
Enjoy your cuppa and rest.
Hugs Sue

Rach83 said...

Wow, that really is a bargain, Coops! Glad you got what you wanted and at a great price too. Wish we had a B&Q here but no such luck. Hope the decorating goes well and you all have a lovely time at Alton Towers. Sounds like two fun-filled weeks coming up!

Rach x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Nic, sounds like a great shopping day, just what I love. You are going to be one busy bee, I used to go to Alton Towers when my kids were young - great fun.
Suzie xx

jo said...

Wow, what a bargain! Well done, it sounds lovely....have fun decorating!
Hugs Jo x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Happy bday, anniversary & have fun decorating :)

Mrs F said...

You are a busy bee Coops!

Enjoy all of your family events, they sound like huge fun. Happy birthday in advance :) Have a wonderful day, take care and l'll look forward to seeing you soon.

Take care xx

Doreen said...

Enjoy your decorating,happy anniversary and

Janet - aka stacky said...

I hope.... are ache free soon x have a lovely birthday and anniversary x have a fab day at Alton Towers x
...the decorating goes well x see your lovely creations again when you are all done x
...I can colour as well as you one day x

Lynn said...

Well done on getting a bargain with the wallpaper. Hope your decorating goes to plan, not like ours, as quick jobs usually turn into long jobs when we (I mean me) decide 'we might as well just do ***** whilst we're at it.'

Lynn x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a busy time but what a fab bargain. Don't work too hard and have some fun.

crafty lynn said...

You can get a tub of stuff to skim it made by polycell or polyvilla cant remember which brand. Its a bit pricey, its saver than scrapping of old dated artex, size the wall 1st with paste I think you add some pva glue to paste solution should be instructions on line somewhere to tell you, that should seal the old artex giving the new stuff something to bond too.

Christine L said...

Hi Nic.... blimey you're a busy bee!! Hope your legs are aching less today!

Big hugs
Christine x

Lee said...

Oooooh bargain.Good