With a project like this we have found it quite easy to get bogged down and feel like nothing is getting done and we are going to have to sleep in the shed. So we decided to use the power of psychology to help us out. As present the first thing you see upon entering the house is this:
This is the kitchen and essentially it looks like this all the way around. It is the first thing you see when you enter the house and it looks, well.. pants. It also gives the immediate feeling of 'DOOM', that this won't get done in time. So we decided to make amends... onward decorators.
We spent the evening putting up some lining paper so that we can get started on the painting as soon as all is ready. Even with just the lining paper up it is a much nicer atmosphere to greet you when you walk in.