Today I had nothing planned: except a few errands to run and the supermarket of course.
We have had quite a lot of rain overnight which has been lovely for the garden and of course it has cooled the house down a bit too.
I thought it would be a good idea to pick up some paint so we can continue on the outside of the house. We have painted the front wall (which is the smallest area) and I am keen to do the rest before winter arrives.
I popped into the shed, which is behind my work room, to check on the type of paint. The colour is Oyster Linen which I really love but I am always confused by all the options when I arrive in the paint department.
While in the shed I heard a loud dripping sound and as the rain had stopped some hours earlier I thought I should investigate. I rigged up some lights so I could see under the house and was horrified to see water dripping through the laundry floor. I rushed up the stairs and turned off the washing machine taps and disconnected the hoses, and then I moved the washing machine. It has been leaking underneath and the water had seeped under the tiles and through the flooring. Great. Fantastic. So I did have something to do after all. Hubby was away so I lifted up the tiles, many of which were cracked or broken as it turned out. The chip board, (MDF) was soaking wet - so now I am waiting for it to dry. I think it will be ok - it has never been sealed - the tiles were laid directly on the flooring. I intend to put a drainage grate in the floor and then seal it all before re-tiling the lot. The walls could do with a lick of paint so it should look lovely and fresh when it is finished.
I did buy the paint too - just in case.
The red and green pics are for inspiration for a colour study I am doing.
click here check out this blog - something a bit different
and this one I could waste a lot of time playing with this one.