This is the bit I was really looking forward to! Painting the woodwork brings the whole room together and is like putting the icing on a cake. Painting the fireplace was the cherry on top!
For the woodwork we chose white gloss, but for the fireplace we went for white eggshell. The fireplace has such lovely detail gloss paint would have obscured it, eggshell is a bit more delicate and the light doesn’t reflect off it in the same way with gloss.
We painted the window frames on the 5th November 2012 and as I painted there were firework displays in the distance providing some much needed entertainment – as much as I enjoy painting, one coat undercoat and two coats gloss was a tiresome task…