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May 12, 2009

Buh-bye bye magnolia

Over the bank holiday (while we were home for a few days before going back to Denmark) we did a bit of diy in our bathroom. The flat was painted when we moved in so every. single. room was magnolia. It is such a horrible, boring colour. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want to, or would think that others would want to, live in a place where every. single. wall is that terrible colour.

So, after years (seriously, we've lived here for almost 4 years and I wanted to paint from day one!) of lobbying, I finally managed to convince my Tony that not only would it be a good thing to paint the bathroom, it would also be fairly quick and easy. I would very much have liked crisp white walls, but a compromise of light grey was reached. In the picture above you can just about see the previous (woohoo!) colour of the wall above the tiles.

And here is the new wall colour. It really makes a huge difference in the feel of the room. It seems larger somehow. And a lot fresher. It no longer looks like someone's been smoking 20 fags in there every day for ten years! This side of the door frame is still magnolia, and a high gloss one at that. Terrible.

But here you can really tell the difference, matt white door frame and grey wall. So much better, don't you think? Now we just need to paint the rest of the flat! Next up is the hallway. It is very dark because it is the furthest away from any natural light. So those walls will be white, to reflect as much light as possible.

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