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Word of the Week – Painting

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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!

 

This week I have chosen the word Painting

You might remember me mentioning a month or two ago that we were decorating the baby’s room. Well we have finally painted it! Wanting to avoid bringing a plasterer into the house, we had decided to repair any cracks and dents in the walls ourselves and it has taken a little longer than we originally planned. There was nothing structural to worry about, just small cracks everywhere that would have shone through the paint.

The new light, plug sockets and light switch are also in place thanks to Mike and the carpet has been ordered. All that is left to do is gloss the skirting boards, window cill and door frame. Then we can finally begin planning the furniture. In all honestly, we have pretty much chosen everything we need already, but nothing has been purchased yet. I think the reality that we are going to be parents soon will definitely set in when we begin to add these finishing touches to the nursery.

I’ve also been doing some more painting for my Etsy business Pippin Prints. Since recording the short video to add to my listings I’ve really been enjoying testing out new ideas and creating new designs. Watercolour painting is also just incredibly relaxing. If you’ve never tried it before I really recommend giving it a go. You don’t need anything fancy to get started. To this day I still use this basic set of paints that I started learning with in high school and they work perfectly for me. Add a soft bristled brush and you’re all set!

We’re still avoiding the shops as much as possible and getting home deliveries instead. It’s working perfectly, for the most part. The only thing we’ve had trouble getting is greeting cards. They just never seem to be in stock. To save the worry, I ordered a pack of blank white cards and envelopes on Ebay and I’m just going to make my own for the foreseeable future.

The first card was sent this week. Whilst I had my paints out I also painted a birthday card for my brother. I had seen a really simple idea on Pinterest, a gold mine for craft ideas if you ever get stuck, and it only took me a few minutes. Of course, I’m sure my brother appreciated the home made masterpiece that he received much more than any shop bought card I might have sent. It better be in a gold frame next time I go to visit!

Emma x

 

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8 Comments

  1. Very productive … nothing like fresh paint to transporm a room, and a home. We’ve been slowly getting through all our rooms, and it’s a delight to choose and apply a vibrant new colour to make each place special in the house. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It’s amazing the difference it can make isn’t it? I hold my hands up, we’ve just gone for simple white. It makes a huge difference to the beige, textured wallpaper that was there before though! #wotw

  2. How exciting getting your nursery ready. I’m sure it won’t be long before everything is done and you will be twiddling your thumbs waiting for the baby to arrive. Do be careful with gloss paint though, plenty of ventilation. (or the non smelly stuff.) It always made me ill, but when I was pregnant it was awful. (During one pregnancy we had the entire house rewired so there was a lot of painting going on.) I love your Etsy shop, everything is so pretty.

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thankfully it’s quite a small room so shouldn’t take too much room. We’ll add open windows and a fan for good measure though 😉 Thank you so much, it’s taking me a while to build but I do love creating! #wotw

  3. Yay! Well done on decorating the baby’s bedroom. It sounds like you’ve worked hard and got loads done.
    Good idea about making your own cards. We did that at the start of lockdown when I was struggling to get anything delivered. x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It has been a slow process but we’ve not exactly been in a rush or very busy 😛 So happy to see it all coming together! #wotw

  4. Lovely to get the baby’s room painted and it sounds like it is coming along nicely. I very rarely make time to sit and paint but I do love a bit of watercolour painting. Making your own cards is such a nice idea. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I also love that watercolour painting is quite easy and doesn’t get too messy. Everything is easy to wash afterwards because the paint is obviously water soluble! Definitely excited about getting bump involved when they’re old enough 🙂 #wotw

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