When we put up the shop, the range of colours for varnishing in the recommended product (Sikkens) were somewhat limited (Pine, Light Oak, Dark Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Ebony, Teak) We selected Pine and after nine and a half years of topping it up, the pine is now much more like a brassy orange tan. So it was time for a much needed change.
Well thankfully Sikkens have brought out a new range of over 40 different colours. So with a week off work (the other job) my painting adventure started. Paint colours and finish bravely selected all by myself (a first according to the sales person in the paint shop, most men apparently phone and ask their partners).
Coat one…..could only be described as ‘Oh my god what have I done’.
The following day coat two, a rather sickly blue green tinge, still ‘oh my god , was this a good decision’.
Coat three, like it lots in the beautiful sunshine…..two hours later a torrential downpour of mammoth proportions. Thankfully paint untouched.
Coat four, oh yes rather gorgeous if I say so myself. So onto the doors and windows in a contrasting seabreeze blue colour.
After an initial start of, this is so therapeutic, slowly developed to, I ache and I am rather bored of having blue hands…..I much prefer to have green fingers.
However at last the finished project is here.
What do you think of the colour scheme? Would you consider using it as the perfect background for showing off your plants? It certainly makes a lovely foil. Next job the tea room.