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.
The room had horrible worn carpet, damp wood chip walls in an uninspiring magnolia colour. (FYI: the furniture in the pictures are the previous owners) Just like the master bedroom, the living room needed all walls and ceiling plastering, new floor, new windows and a new lease of life. So we started by stripping the wallpaper,… Continue reading RENOVATION: LIVING ROOM.
I finally managed to find the perfect sized, perfect style kitchen table! And at a cost of £25(!!!!!!) I was over the moon. God bless eBay! All I needed to do now was sand the top down and get my chalk paint and wax out. I used Annie Sloan Country Grey again to paint it… Continue reading UPCYCLE: KITCHEN 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.