Weakly Photo Challenge: Colour

30 Jul

The link is rather tenuous this week but I’ve been busy as you know, and the smell of the paste has gone straight to my cororabaral ceetext.

Spud’s room is done, decorated.  I’m rather proud of myself.  It went well, apart from one little glitch.  You know how I said it would be blue and white…?  Look at this photo and tell me if you think this paper is white or not:

Exactly.  It is white.  It is also the underside.  This is the topside, a sort of silvery bronze:

NEXT apparently roll their papers with the underside out and the topside in; but they didn’t bother telling me.  I tell you, I was this close to pasting that £140 roll of wall paper on the patterned side, but the Hub slapped me around with the paste brush until I saw sense.  Instead, Spud now has a feature wall.

You should have seen my earlier post by now, with all the photos of Spud’s room.  I had intended to insert them into this post but I can’t find the gallery feature in WordPress and it takes so long to arrange them between the text that I could have decorated another room in the time I spend fiddling.  I will have more photos for you once the room is properly arranged.

My decorating skills are not great, coming as they do with an attitude of slap it on and stick it up, but my spirit makes up in willingness what it lacks in ability.  The point is, Spud loves his new room.  And that’s what it’s all about.

22 Responses to “Weakly Photo Challenge: Colour”

  1. nrhatch July 30, 2011 at 15:50 #

    His smile says it all. Now, go rest your cororabaral ceetext.


  2. gigihawaii July 30, 2011 at 16:20 #

    I wish I knew how to apply wall paper to the walls. I paid a guy $1,300 to wallpaper and paint 2 bathrooms. He did a much better job than I could have, so I don’t begrudge him the money. *sigh*


    • Tilly Bud July 31, 2011 at 10:59 #

      I could do my whole house for that money 🙂


  3. gobetweenflames July 30, 2011 at 17:28 #

    Well done Tilly, it looks great!


  4. Big Al July 30, 2011 at 17:38 #

    Congratulations Tilly Bud, you’re still married. Wallpapering is the number one cause of divorce in the U.S.


  5. vivienne Blake July 30, 2011 at 20:57 #

    Good for you – and for Hub! What a daft idea to roll wallpaper inside out. How can a customer choose properly? Cor! £140 a roll? Anything I’m prepared to stick on a wall has to cost less than a fiver. Jock reckons he’s a good paperer, but his edges never stay fixed, because he refuses to roll them. I was a much better paperer when I was fit for the job.


    • Tilly Bud July 31, 2011 at 11:07 #

      I think it was that much. It was something hanging around in their stockroom that they were going to chuck out. Fortunately, Tory Boy has learned well from his parents 🙂


  6. barb19 July 31, 2011 at 04:25 #

    Spud looks happy with his room – and that’s what it’s all about Tilly. You did a great job!


  7. Perfecting Motherhood July 31, 2011 at 06:52 #

    I love the painted wallpaper, great blue choice!


  8. eof737 July 31, 2011 at 14:41 #

    Great job lady! I love that topside “featured” look and you did a terrific job. Bravo! 🙂


  9. Janie's Place July 31, 2011 at 17:15 #

    Looks good! I’ve done a lot of wall papering over the years, and I’ve never had a roll rolled backwards. How bizarre.


  10. We're Jumpin' August 1, 2011 at 16:11 #

    Blue! My fav ❤ looks great


  11. earlybird August 2, 2011 at 09:06 #

    Is there no end to your talents? 🙂 I’m so impressed. Lovely to see Spud looking so pleased with his new room.


  12. earlybird August 2, 2011 at 09:08 #

    re gallery on wordpress: normally, once you’ve uploaded your pics and they are related to a post, the option is just there at the bottom of the pics…here you are http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/



  13. sarsm August 6, 2011 at 00:07 #

    He definitely looks like he likes it.



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