Still things to do round here.
There's a lot of flat black and white in this cottage, and it looks very 'new'.
(There's also furry black and white....)
I like it - mostly - although brilliant white paint is a modern invention, and not entirely plausible in an old, old building. It can look cold, and it shows up Flossie's huge wall paintings - her Studies In Mud - all too effectively. But it's clean, and crisp, and that's fine for some things, some areas, and woodwork.
The new utility will remain brightly white. There's some sensible advice about adding modern fittings to an old building here.
I like my old, wonky, thankfully-salvaged, door, now gleaming with new paint.
How could I have thought, even for a moment, of replacing it?
I like my new kitchen lights; now I can see what I'm cooking.
I like my battered old bread bins, filled with cat food and pet medications, sprays, pills and potions.
And there's grey. I love grey.
But I want a little more colour in a few areas, a little bit of a softer, warmer look.
Some is added by way of objects, cushions, or a cheerful blind.
Nothing much; just flashes, splashes, pops and surprises.
I have my useful books, full of ideas and inspiration, and a drawer full of paint charts.
So guess what I'm going to be doing on this bright, sunny day?
....the local decorating centre has a 15% sale on this month.
Watch this space!