It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend here in Blighty, and according to some ancient law, one MUST do some kind of DIY. We chose to paint, and finish the much neglected bedroom. We’d fallen into a trap with the bedroom-the ‘no-one will see it but us’ trap which meant that other, more public rooms got all the attention, whilst we woke up every morning in a white, bland, hand-me-down furniture and uni house bed kinda way. Cue obligatory before shot. Note the dark gray wall (Which I liked for ages, BTW), the country pine bedsides and the bubble glass lamps. Nice.
So, you saw what we did with our bed, which was to build up the headboard and upholster the whole thing in lovely grey felted wool. That was a good start. Then we picked up some really nice bedside tables (Actually they were ‘coffee tables’ but I don’t think anyone minds…). We also found some old Anglepoise model 90 lamps. We couldn’t find matching ones, so I have a white one and the Mr has the black one. One day we might buy another one so that they match, but these were free :-).
The Bank Holiday Weekend Paintjob saw us covering over that dark grey wall (and indeed all of the other walls) with Dulux Once in Chic Shadow. Yes. This is the same colour as the living room. I think it’s my favorite paint colour now. The door frames now look nicer, the baseboards look nicer, hell even our furniture looks nicer. We even managed to put up and old mirror that we got in a charity shop for £3.00. It always looked awful against the white, but somehow it just works against the grey.
OK, OK…Here’s a pic of the AWFUL chevrons I painted in the wardrobe. We’re going to sand them down, paint over in grey and start again. Any ideas how I can get them neater?
All in all, the bedroom is so much calmer now. It was much nicer to wake up this morning :-). Eventually I’s like to swap out the Eames (It’s actually one of the dining chairs and needs to go back…) for a Bertoilla Diamond Chair (or something similar…), with a yellow chevron cushion perched on top. Sigh.
There is no rest for the wicked though, as tomorrow we’re planning to paint the hall starts and landing (An onerous task as we have a wall nearly 5 meters tall) in a gorgeous shade of olive green-grey.