I’ve Been Painting

I’ve been painting for the last three days and I’m taking a break today. My body aches and I really need to get some other things done, like reading the manual for my job training on Tuesday. Yes, JOB training. 🙂 I’ve been accepted to work as an exam invigilator at the local uni. It’s only casual work during the exam periods for the rest of the year but I’m grateful. Any extra bit of cash will help further our home renovations.

Speaking of which I’ll show you what I’ve been up to this week. My initial plan was to do the renovation room by room so that I can contain the mess in one small area. But it’s not going as fast as I hoped because if I do that, I am dependent on Richard and his dad to do the electrical stuff before I can paint. So I’m just painting whatever can be painted and not follow the recommended order to do things.

I painted the bathroom walls on Monday. The walls are now a bright, clean white instead of a dirty yellow. The bathroom instantly felt bigger. (Ignore the ceiling, tiles and accessories. That’s for the future.)

Bathroom Walls BEFORE
Bathroom Walls BEFORE

Bathroom Walls AFTER
Bathroom Walls AFTER

I’ve also started on my linen cupboard which ended up in the living room since we knocked down the wall last year. I’m attempting it to blend it into the walls by painting it white and removing the door knobs. The walls around it are yet to be painted.

Linen Cupboard BEFORE
Linen Cupboard BEFORE

Linen Cupboard WIP
Linen Cupboard WIP

I was even thinking of painting the inside walls of the cupboard a totally different colour. Maybe a sky blue. And I need new shelf lining. The store bought ones are not wide enough. Any ideas?

In case you were wondering where all the contents of the linen cupboard are, they are all in the spare room. Thank good for spare rooms!
Linen Cupboard Contents


9 Responses to “I’ve Been Painting”

  1. Umi says:

    I see that you have been very busy. The bathroom does look bigger with the new paint. Funny but I didn’t even notice what the original colour was when I was there. Your empty linen cupboard makes a beautiful bookcase or a display unit if the doors are removed. Enjoy yourself!

  2. Lynne says:

    Salihan, what a difference painting the bathroom whites made. It looks so much bigger doesn’t it.

  3. Salihan says:

    Thanks Umi and Lynne! 🙂 I’m pleased that the bathroom looks bigger now. Umi, I don’t think I’ll convert the linen cupboard into bookshelves cos I don’t have anywhere else to put the stuff that was in there. But thanks for the idea.

  4. Oiyi says:

    A fresh coat of paint really does wonders! I am jealous that you have a spare room.

  5. jackie says:

    Your bathroom looks big and bright, I loved that. will there be a showing curtain ?

    That hidden cubboard is cool, i dun know there is one when the slide door is shut.

    jackie’s last blog post..Sunny side-up

  6. Umi says:

    I simply forgot to say how great it is that you’re offered the job, even if it is only occasional. Simply slipped my mind. Alhamdulillah.

  7. Melb says:

    Congrats on the job! Home renos can be very stressful and tiring but its worth it in the end. You’ve just inspired me to do a blog entry on the recent reno that I’ve just done…. have a great weekend!

  8. Katie says:

    Painting the bathroom walls white really made it look bigger and more modern. The yellowy original paint made the entire bathroom look washed out and yellow. You’ve done a great job!

    Katie’s last blog post..Electric Shaver of Death

  9. Salihan says:

    Oiyi: I love how painting makes the room looks instantly different. Don’t be jealous of my spare room. I’ve only got a small 2 bedroom villa!

    Jackie: I don’t need a shower curtain in the bathroom cos there is an enclosed shower cabin.
    Bathroom Walls AFTER
    I love having the linen cupboard too. There is so much storage space in there.

    Umi: Thank you!

    Melb: I would love to see your home renos! Do share!

    Katie: I’m hoping that the white wouldn’t make the place look cold and unwelcoming but I think it is working out well. I’m glad you think it looks modern. 🙂

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