So I followed my advice and got all productive today. One of the best things about the crappy hovel where I live is the huge bay window in my bedroom but I never made the most of it. I had all junk stored there and it looked blah. It took major gymnastics just to open the window.
I wish I’d taken before pics.
The cost of this makeover – next to nix!
I bought a can of sample paint before Christmas but the dude at Bunnings said I needed a grey undercoat. The undercoat doesn’t come in sample pots and costs $$$. Today I decided to just go ahead and paint – it’s a tiny bit of wall and if it looked dumb then I could do something to fix it. Plus I scabbed the paint brushes etc off Tim and Simon before they went o/s cos they were just going to throw them out anyways.
The rose fairy lights and cushions I’ve had forever.
The only thing I want to fix now is the curtain on the window. It’s a grey army blanket that I got from the red cross ppl when I got sick at a fun run! I’ve got a sari and some bright pink fabric from Thailand but neither are long enough.
Anyway, I now have a lovely space to do yoga or meditate or read or do weights. Space is awesome.
Oh and I did other renos today. We have been having so many problems with our bathroom being a pigsty. A big part of that is our housemates who are pigs but it doesn’t help that the bath/shower doesn’t drain (so all their putrid water hangs around). This has been an issue for months. The three guys in the house keep saying they’ll fix it. They are tradies. They have fancy tools and shit. It’s never been fixed. Today I got sick of it and poked it with a bent coathanger. Oh yeah, it drains like a mofo now.
Conclusion: men are useless and you can fix any household problem with a coathanger, a butter knife and a shoe with a sturdy heel (now I just have to fix the housemates!).