Week 74 – Let there be colour! Plus we can officially have electricity!

The 3 phase electric meter is now good to go and we can ask the electrician to come back..more importantly, yay!! Apparently there aren’t a lot of installers available to do 3 phase, but luckily for us we only had to wait a couple of months. We’ve heard that others have had to wait a lot longer. We have 3 phase rather than 1 due to having a heat pump and a car charger.

And we had a wasted morning on Saturday…tip for anyone with a whole lotta painting to do. Make sure to decide on your colours before you start, especially if you are using a sprayer! We were going to paint the ceiling in the open plan area a mustard yellow, and having prepped all the walls, we decided to just do the window reveals. If we had made this decision sooner we could have done this with the sprayer, before we did the white walls but instead we had to roller and it took so much longer. Lesson learned…if you’re going to use a paint sprayer, plan out your colours to reduce prep time!


If you look close enough you can see the India Yellow in the window reveals..this is a Farrow and Ball colour, however we colourmatched using Valspar

Plus Hague Blue in the tiki bar, and we bravely painted the ceiling too! Again, another colourmatch…

Andy looks like he’s living his best life…covered in paint all the time ha!

And alas, we decided to do this wall with a roller as it would have been so much prep to use the sprayer just for this little area. We would have had to cover all the freshly painted Strong White (another colourmatch) and it just wasn’t worth the prep time…

Charlotte’s Locks farrow and ball colourmatch

Plus check out the Setting Plaster paint colour in the guest bedroom..another ceiling colour!

And in our bedroom and dressing room too…

Plus! Tiki bar paint spraying video below….sidenote the paint sprayer is a Wagner Control Pro 250m

Next up more colours in week 75 eeekkk almost done with the painting!

Selfbuilddreamers

Caz and Andy x

Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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