Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Painted walls for WOYWW

At last I'm back
which is more than I can say for my desk.
Even for me it's a mess.
Look away now if extreme mess
upsets you.

And these are the tidy bits!
Yes, this room is the dumping ground 
for everything and now I have to
find homes for all of this before I can start
painting again.

I spent most of the summer holidays
packing up and moving my parents
into the retirement home 
but I did do a little painting.

I had promised to paint little miss's bedroom
and of course as soon as big miss heard that
she wanted her room painted too.

All I want is one wall done, she says, easy I think.
Big miss had a bright pink feature wall and
I had to change it to a metallic silver mica paint.
Well that was the most painful thing I've ever tried to do.
It ended up with all three of us in a line.
Little miss holding the paint tray,
Big miss rolling the paint on thick and
me bringing up the rear
with a dry roller in hand,
making a fan pattern.
It came out quite well but I can't get a photo
as it just flashes back at me, 
(must be the mica, not the photographer)
so you'll just have to trust me on that one.

Then we came to little miss's room.
Just a little pattern she says,
you get the picture??
It went from a white wall
  to a drawn on wall
to a bit of flouro colour wall
to some grey undercoat wall

to a black wall with lots of 
coats of flouro colour wall.

It must be okay as I got 
you're awesome from little miss
and normally I'm really uncool!!
So now I'm basking in awesomeness,
 well that's until I do something
uncool again.
That was my desk,
well sort of,
for this week,
 now why not hop over to
and see what really 
creative desks are out there
this Workdesk Wednesday.




  1. Oh wow wow wow Vonny...painting walls - gosh I think a quick roller job updates a room but wow this looks fantastic...hope it lasts for a while cause it'll take a few coats to cover it. Anyway little miss will enjoy it..and big miss too, shiny mica mmmm. So find some time for you this week, cheers RobynO#16

  2. What a great post! It takes so little appreciation from the kiddos to send us to heaven....and after seeing all you did for both of your "misses" you definitely rate an awesome!! When I first arrived here I was blown away by the parrot...mmmm, mmm, mmmm. Very cool. Desk didn't bother me at all - in fact it's very familiar and I have no excuse. Well, I guess if I thought about it I could say I don't have enough room, but that's kind of lame. Oh well. Happy Wednesday.
    Sara j #50

  3. Now THAT's a WonderWall - you clever, clever mama!!!
    Lovely to catch up with you again - it's been a while :)
    no. 34

  4. Art can really be anywhere!! I love that painted wall, lucky girl :-)
    And I didn't notice your mess, only your Dalek! Amazing what the eyes can filter out, lol!!!!
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  5. What amazing walls, love them. Sounds like you've been really busy!!
    Hugs Lisax #54

  6. Well done what a fabulous job you have done with the walls. Join the club in being "uncool" we get out revenge when they morph into us eventually! Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @59

  7. Yep, certainly an awesome Mum!!
    Looks stunning
    Happy Wednesday

  8. Cool! You sound like a cool mom to me, so I'm sure your girls think so too. Blessings!

  9. Oh My word - you ARE AWESOME! You've done a lot for the girlies, and your parents, bless you. I know the room feels like a dump but you'll have it back in no time....I'm taking a break from busines taxes and have the same feeling about my desk..but it'll be OK. Trust me. I'm erm, a procrastinator!!

  10. You must be the bestest mum in the whole world right now and what a canvas you have had. Good for you, you stay in the cool zone you deserve it. Have a great week.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 12
    Happy WOYWW

  11. Wow what great art for your daughters! How cool are those walls. Thanks for stopping by earlier
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B No 39

  12. Oh my, that's quite the desk!
    I love the way the black wall turned out, your daughter must be over the moon happy with it.
    Michelle #80

  13. that's one fabulous feature wall!! I love it - want to come and do mine?! Good to see you again. Helen 7

  14. awesome eh that must be the best complement you can ever get from your kids I think..... but she is right just awesome.
    PS I know what happened to your desk ...... it was exterminated by the darlek lol
    janet #8

  15. Ps by the way no the baby wipes were used to wipe stamps not bottoms, but you knew that ... right

  16. Hello Vonny. Good to see your name this evening. Trust your parents are settling into their new home- well done. It was a lot of hard work. And as for the bedroom wall ..... WOW!!!!! One cool mum indeed.
    Thanks for visiting earlier - John was pleased to hear from you, too. He's really not too well - I'm hoping we don't end up in the hospital again.
    Take care, you cool dude.
    Margaret #17

  17. Love the wall art, Vonny - I'm afraid my mural-painting days are now over and I'm restricted to smaller pieces, but boy did I enjoy working on such a big canvas! I am very encouraged this week on WOYWW to see so many desks as messy as my own - makes me feel a bit better about it!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #100

  18. Wow - my kids would have been lovin me if I painted their walls like that. Looks awesome! Can't wait to see what you do for Big Miss. ;-)
    April #24

  19. Thanks for your visit, Vonny, and yes, thank you, we are very happily settled in now. It almost feels as if we've never lived anywhere else! There are still a few touching up jobs to do when I can get round to it. always too much to do, and being in my ARTHaven always seems to end up at the bottom of the heap, hence its becoming a dumping ground again!


  20. Your painted wall is so cool. I love it. Sorry for the late visit. #14

  21. Those walls and you are awesome. I would have a hard time sleeping in there though. My mind would be racing with all those colors. Peg R 25 thanks for your visits

  22. It's like... totally cool, like, innit! Yo!
    Is that how they talk these days...? Well, anyway, I think it's simply marvelous ;0)

  23. that looks like you all had fun! ;D
    I painted the Disney Jungle Book theme once on a Mother's and Toddlers hall.
    As for your desk...that would normally have reduced me to a quivering wreck but not any more. An army of builders carrying out renovation work soon wipes out any OCD tendencies!
    Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully I'll be able to visit more regularly soon xoxo


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