Omg the office is looking great! I am so excited about this. I was a bit suspicious about the wall paper that Jono had picked out, white bricks Hmmmm. Not convinced but I went with it, because you trusting and what-not.
Now bare in mind that I have already bought the paint and the wall paper as it is the colour and paper that we are wanting. When the decorator turned up I showed him tot he room and he complained about everything. He saw that I had bought Dulux in this colour for the main walls and we got this colour from the wood work (I quite like the combo). He started with “well I don’t use this paint as I have had a lot of problems with them mixing paint.” Well that’s nice but I have bought more then enough to do this one room and not have to buy multiple cans of paint. He then opened the Grey steel and then said “This is white note grey they haven’t mixed it right” No it’s actually very very light grey! Have you not ready the label but whatever!
So I left him to prepping the walls and getting set up to put down the undercoat for the blue to go onto the wall and also paint the ceiling – Which he again complained about this paint as well even though he said that, that paint was from a brand that actually likes but no don’t like the paint it has gone “bad” and it looks like I’ll need to buy new paint. Really? Can you not just take the top layer off and get tot he paint underneath. He did eventually do this but still complained about this. Is it me or is he being piccy? Surely as a decorator who may have painted hundreds of room you should be able to work with what you have got. Shouldn’t you?
The paint up great and looks fantastic and the blue is much bluer then I had thought – I thought that is was going be more teal then blue but I love it. That was all in the first day.
He came back the next day and started on the wallpaper which surprise surprise he didn’t like “That’s s**t paper you have bought” and you have bought to much. Really does that matter better that then not enough.
So he started on the wallpaper and I come up to check on him and make him a drink he started to complain about the wall paper that it was thin and keeps ripping. Surely as a decorator you should be able deal with whatever equipment that your client has got. I think that he would much prefer to be the supplier of the paint and bring he own stuff and dictate what the client buys. Not good.
After everything was done I let him go. Everything looked fine and then I started to have a closer look and I started to see that there were rips in the corners of the paper and the skirting boards weren’t quite straight and there was paint a bit skew-wif I took some photos and then got to work to neaten things up. Have look am I being piccy? There are a lot bare with me.
It’s going to be awesome!