Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Then I realised that whilst I loved the grey and white colour scheme on the other house. My house was different to the "inspiration house". Whilst both houses are the "Queenslander" style of house, both were different styles and different eras. The other house is a gorgeous cottage with a new colourbond roof. Whereas, our large Queenslander is in the Federation style as it was built around 1901 and is white with a zinc roof (except for a few bits which will be replaced).
So, feeling slightly nervous, I met the painters on site explained that I hadn't decided on the paint colours. They gave me 24 hours to get the right colours sorted. Given I'd had twelve months to sort this out, I thought that was generous. So I rang Setty Vang from Dulux and explained the situation. We sorted it out pronto. So I have decided on Dulux Natural White for the exterior with colorbond guttering in Monument. The handrail, front door and window hoods will also be painted in "monument". I didn't realise until recently that all the colorbond colours also come in paint colours. Handy! Now, I just need to sort out the interior colour scheme. Wish me luck.
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a home which is not modern, nor traditional, rather it's interesting. For a home that is unlike any other, I can assist with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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