I mentioned The Painted House here before and I just couldn't resist having a go of their patterned paint rollers. We have wonky cob walls in our house and although they are lovely and characterful, I've always wanted to have at least one room with a bit of pattern on the walls. Cob and wallpaper aren't a great match (plus the papers I like tend to be prohibitively expensive) so I was extra keen to give these rollers a try. I used design no.4 on our pale blue bedroom walls. It is a very simple design with a 1930's-style leaf pattern. I added the design in white, over the existing blue and I am so delighted with the results! It was extremely easy to do; the whole room took just under two hours and now the walls have a subtle vintage pattern that suits the cottage perfectly. I can see that these patterned rollers could become quite addictive. I am already trying to think of other places to paint, and the great thing is that they are reusable so you can use them an unlimited number of times. You could use them to create printed fabrics, wrapping papers and cards. I also think that they would make a great tool for kids craft activities. Patterned cardboard playhouse anyone?
Exciting news! We have decided to try letting our house out as a holiday cottage for the rest of the year. This is something we've been thinking about for a while now and we have finally decided to go for it. We have a new website and are delighted to have been classed as a Special Place to Stay by Alastair Sawday's. You can read our review here. At the moment we have availability for the whole year so if you know of anyone who would like a holiday in a beautiful and characterful cottage by the sea in Cornwall, please pass them our link. Thank you!