Going grey

It's been a while since I've shared a progress update on our conservatory work, so today I'm putting that right, and the grey is the paint not my hair...

The windowsills started off as oak, the radiator was unpainted and the metalwork was British Racing Green.  We'd chosen anthracite grey for the bifold doors and window, which we were waiting to arrive.  There'd been a mix up on the delivery date and so we were more open plan than we'd like for longer than we hoped for too.  Thankfully the weather cooperated.

 FROM WOOD AND GREEN TO GREY

FROM WOOD AND GREEN TO GREY

The radiator, while small in height is long and looking a little worse for wear.  I'm not a huge fan of radiators painted white, but I was less of a fan of keeping this one natural, so we opted to also paint it anthracite grey.  To make it work I needed the small wall also to be anthracite grey, MOH wasn't convinced but I was adamant.  I don't think the builders were sure either, but they went with it but you've a little longer to wait before seeing how it turned out.

 GIVING THE RADIATOR A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

GIVING THE RADIATOR A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

There wasn't much more for them to do until the doors arrived so things went quiet for a few days, and it was nice to catch our breath for a bit.  The corner of the window and door - the spot I keep coming back to - was already looking quite different.

 GREY WOODWORK, BUT STILL NO DOORS OR WINDOW

GREY WOODWORK, BUT STILL NO DOORS OR WINDOW

Looking back from the garden we were starting to get a glimpse of what it might look like, and how much of a difference something small like a change in the paint colour would make.

 STARTING TO SEE THE TRANSFORMATION TAKE SHAPE

STARTING TO SEE THE TRANSFORMATION TAKE SHAPE

There's still of a bit of a way to go, but it's starting to feel like it's worth the upheaval.

OUR NEWLY PAINTED GREY RADIATOR

What do you think, are you a fan of dark colours or not?  I'm a convert, but in moderation and this is the room that can take it.

More soon (and sooner than this latest update took to materialise)