Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Those Painted Walls.



It must have been 35 years ago that I was given instructions to 'paint the walls', whilst Lady Magnon was away gallivanting in Blighty (if that ain't asking for trouble, I dunno what is!). 

I had seen a photo in a 'homes' magazine of a nearby 16th C chateau that had similar roughly painted walls, and the idea really appealed to me. I thought it would be a pleasant surprise for Lady M (ahem).


At the same time, I also added a few other bits and pieces; some of which have since been removed, probably whilst I was out dog walking. 

When she fallaciously accuses me of being in one of my 'Evelyn Waugh moods', invariably another section disappears.


It won't be long before my entire oeuvre is wiped clean, and she will once again be able to invite guests without the shame and embarrassment of 'Cro's walls'. 




26 comments:

  1. Some people would pay a lot of money for your embellishments Cro.

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  2. I love your harlequin wall.

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  3. I love what you did over the doors. In picture 3, those leaves and stems are nothing short of elegant.

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  4. It reminds me of Charleston where the Bloomsbury group did similar wall paintings - yours is very original what a shame if it was all painted over.

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  5. I think it is all very beautiful.

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  6. It is really good. You can't beat personal expression. So much nicer than a visit to Ikea or B & Q.

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  7. This made me smile Cro. When we moved into the farmhouse after my parents in law died, we 'did it up' - having walls knocked down, Aga fitted and the like. Then I, in fits of enthusiasm, decorated it from top to bottom using stencils which I cut myself. They still remain in most rooms but they are not a patch on yours as I have not got your artistic ability - so pop over here if Lady M wants a rest - you can decorate my walls anytime if you do them like that!!

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  8. She wiped them out? Shocking. Do you remember Sir John Verney's artwork in Farnham?

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  9. With a name like yours painting on walls is to be expected.

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  10. A painter has to paint, and a wife has to approve. It is just the way it is Cro.

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  11. You can come over and paint all my corrugated iron sheds and fences. On one condition...no talking !

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    1. Would I be allowed to whistle?

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    2. OK...as long as you don't whistle dixie:)

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  12. I love these walls. I had graffiti on the walls of my last house - I did it. Doing the drawings yourself makes you feel really at home in your own house! I have yet to start here. Someone is not too keen......

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    1. Do it when he's out; that's what I did.

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  13. I think your walls are lovely! We have very little painted space upon which to express oneself unless you doodle on the logs. I sometimes miss having a plain white wall!

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  14. It's nice to have something unique on your walls...great conversation starter too.

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  15. I LOVE it ….. individual, a lovely bit of self expression and interesting ….. it's so lovely to see something different. XXXX

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  16. Love your painted walls, my husband did that in one of our houses, maybe it's time for him to do it again.

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  17. It's amazing, don't let any one ever white wash you.

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  18. I like those walls but then if Bob did it, it would not look quite the same lol..

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  19. Another fan of your art works here. We've got pretty bland magnolia walls here - though they are covered in prints and paintings - still I hanker after some embellishment.

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  20. Wow, you painted it right! The color complemented your wooden furniture that you have. It definitely enhanced the aesthetics of your home.

    Mike Noble

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