We haven't decorated the reception rooms since we moved into this house 12 years or so ago. A very long time, during which they've been knocked about by kids, pets. bikes and general daily use. As a consequence, they are looking very shoddy. To be honest, he's starting with probably the most difficult room really, as it houses both of our book and record collections on the shelves on one wall. The room also has some quite ornate coving which takes time to paint.
I will be helping, of course, but I'm not so good at all the prep work that goes into decorating. When it comes to the painting I'll definitely be mucking in.
Knowing he was going to start on Monday, I got up that morning and after finishing my morning routine, I went straight downstairs and removed and packed away any breakable items and other superfluous items from the room, ready for him to get started. It looks quite bare, but I kind of like it with no bits and pieces in it. Here's a couple of pictures of the room emptied (save for books, etc.)before he started work:
I think we're going to introduce at least one wall of colour in this room, as it's all white at the moment. Not sure what colour yet, but I am looking forward to choosing. I'll keep you posted on progress.