So to recap the living room started like this… Everything was stripped out and replaced other than the fireplace and ceiling, which were just freshened up. And then I got styling… The grandmother clock was a gift from my parents for Christmas and I absolutely love it! The A letter and yellow vase were £5 each from… Continue reading STYLING: LIVING ROOM.
So the kitchen has been designed. We will be taking a wall out as there is a room at the back of the kitchen that doesn’t really do much (too big to be a utility soa waste of space), bricking a door up and making a window into patio doors. The hopes are to have… Continue reading PLANNING: THE KITCHEN
I had this console table bought for me, I believe it was around £50. I absolutely love the shape of it. It was one of those pieces that could have been beautiful without any painting or uplcycling. I love when furniture shows its age. Unfortunately though, the wood on top was bubbling a flaking. I… Continue reading UPCYCLE: CONSOLE TABLE
The master bedroom spreads across the whole width of the house making it a very large, open room. Work required was new windows, ceiling and walls plastering, flooring and furnishing. We were very keen to retain the picture rails, wide skirting boards and fireplace to keep the character of the room. The first hurdle… Continue reading RENOVATION: MASTER BEDROOM.
I like to be thrifty when redesigning a space. I see it as a challenge to transform something with minimal cost involved. It helps that my boyfriend is a builder and can do a lot of things himself and always knows somebody for everything else. But when it comes to interiors I would rather upcycle… Continue reading BLOG: THRIFTY.
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… Continue reading UPCYCLE: THE ATTIC FURNITURE.
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… Continue reading RENOVATION: THE ATTIC.