Below are the before and afters of the upcycled furniture used in the attic room –
Cabinets given to me by my sister. Scandinavian Pink Annie Sloan Chalk Paint used, distressed and dark waxed.
Chair bought from carboot for £5. Sanded down, painted with Provence and Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paints mixed together and light waxed.
Ikea drawer painted with Country Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, mix match handles bought from ebay and light waxed.
Stool bought from carboot for £3. Painted using a B&Q yellow tester pot mixed with Annie Sloan Old White and light waxed.


The attic room is now complete. It took a while to do but  as it was out of the way and not a room that we used regularly the disruption was minimal.

We started by ripping out a small wall and cupboard. We then took up the carpet to see the condition of the floorboard beneath, sadly they weren’t great. Then, we took all of the plaster off the walls.




Plasterboard was put on all of the walls and ceiling and we got a plasterer in to plaster over the top. Once that had dried we painted it with a white flat matt emulsion.


The flooring was bought online and we were able to lay it ourselves.




The inspiration for the room comes from a trend called Balance, which is based on the balance between nature and a new minimalism. This space isn’t a true reflection of the trend, but is where the inspiration for the space came from.
Chairs, bedside cabinets and drawers were upcycled. (The drawers were an Ikea hack) The king size bed was only £180 and the bedding from Primark. (Confession: I can’t get enough of Primark bedding!)



Welcome to our home! It was built around 100 years ago and has a lot of original features in it still. The front of the house is deceiving, its bigger than it looks!
One of my favourite features of the house is the original tile flooring, which will definitely be staying!
The house needs some loving inside and out, watch this space for updates…