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How to strip and restore hardwood trim

Have you ever wondered how to go about restoring blah-looking, paint-covered hardwood trim? Strap in, because I’ve got a lot of words to spill on the topic.

Here’s the setting: our hallway. It needed help.

We did an initial update on it, just like in the rest of the house: we removed the carpet and refinished the floorboards, and then repaired cracks in the plaster and painted the walls and ceiling, in Beige Royal Half and Grand Piano Quarter.  Continue reading »

Interior paint palette: White Box/Duck Egg Blue; Thundercloud; Signature; Raku; Ironstone; Grand Piano Quarter; Beige Royal Half; all Dulux except Taubmans Thundercloud

Interior paint palette: clouds and sea

We’re at the painting stage in more rooms! The study and the hallway have been checked off the list. Oh god finally, more of our rooms are becoming liveable.

Here’s the interior paint palette we’ve decided on. Blues and greys. Our paint can collection has grown.  Continue reading »