David has set me a challenge, a project if you will. Lying on the sofa watching endless home decoration programmes on Sky he kept laughing hysterically between coughing fits. "That looks ridiculous!" he hooted as Carol Smillie proudly displayed a headboad made of MDF and covered in white paint and amateurish roses dotted all over it. He nearly fell off the sofa when Handy Andy painted one wall of someone's living room a nasty sludge brown. "Who wants that to come home to?" he barked, clutching his stomach. "You could do better than that" he added as I handed him a bowl of chicken soup (Covent Garden range, yum). That set him off thinking about me decorating our humble abode rather than paying a professional to do it. Personally, I think he's a bit delirious.
I quite enjoy dabbling with paint brushes and wallpaper steamers, I do. It's just that it looks like a mammoth task from where I'm sitting. Hallway, stairs, kitchen, bathroom, upstairs landing, toy room........that's a lot of paint and elbow grease. Still. The gauntlet has been thrown down and I'm not one to shirk a challenge.
I'm off to B&Q to get some colour charts and some inspiration!