Redecorating – My Sunday Photo

My Sunday Photo

This week I have taken a week off from work and have been redecorating the living room.

We moved into this house nearly 10 years ago and although the kids have had their rooms painted with each theme as they grew, my room and the living room have stayed the same.

It’s like most things in life when you are a parent, the kids always come first and you the adult get forgotten. Although, I must admit the longer I left it the more daunting it became.

We have accumulated a lot of stuff that needed to be sorted and being a single mum, the thought of humping furniture around filled me with dread. Also building the new flat pack furniture from Ikea, which a neighbour very kindly did in the end.

Each wall needed at least two coats of paint, which I naively thought that magnolia on magnolia would only need a one touch up coat. How wrong I was!

But one week on and the redecorating is done! I’m just waiting on a few more accessories to arrive adding the finishing the touch and we are good to go.

One of the worst things I have found is trying to find things to match my chosen green theme. It seems green in not a popular colour…

In fact, it is that bad I had to make my own lampshade because I couldn’t find what I wanted. Apparently, I missed the memo that said unless you want anything in mustard you are well and truly out of luck.

Green is my most favourite colour in the world and after being given a green picture recently that was made by my grandma before she died, I couldn’t resist working my colour theme around it.

I will be finishing off with a huge canvas of the girls in my new green tulle dresses. Definitely one of the best things about being a photographer!

If you see any apple or sage green accessories on your travels, please feel free to let me know. Especially throws and large vases!

Outdoor Family Photography in Northampton


  1. Fiona Cambouropoulos October 6, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Lovely clean space.Such a rewarding job

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      I’m just pleased it is finished and the clutter has gone 😉

  2. John Adams October 7, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I obviously didn’t see any before shots, but these images look like you’ve done an amazing job. Having not long moved house myself, the thought og lugging furniture fills me with dread! #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  3. Darren Coleshill October 7, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Beautifully decorated, we’ve just moved and for the past month have been decorating too

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      I’m feeling your pain! 😉

  4. Dad October 7, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Looks great! Well worth the effort. #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Debbie October 7, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Hi Lisa, it seems that the longer we leave things the harder it is to get them done. I’m surprised that green is a hard colour theme to work around, I would have thought it was a popular colour. I’m sure it will have been worth the wait when you have it as you would like it.



    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Not long now, just a few more little tweaks and I’m done… Then it’s my bedroom! 🙁

  6. Carol October 7, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    A fresh coat of paint makes a room look so much cleaner. I always have to ask for help putting furniture together.

  7. Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I hate flat packs with a passion LOL

  8. Victoria Welton October 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Fantastic job! That lounge looks so calm and very inviting.

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you lovely 😊

  9. J Stott October 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Looks great, well done and hope you are chuffed with the results

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Yes I think I’ll be happier once I fill that empty wall 😊

  10. chickenruby October 14, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    we have the same taste in cushions and colour scheme for the lounge, looks lovely and stress free. What a lovely neighbour you have for helping with the flatpack #mysundayphoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose October 14, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

      How have you got on finding accessories? I can only find mustard and navy atm 🙁

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