A few people asked how our bedroom makeover was getting on so I thought I'd post some progress shots. Don't get too excited, I'm no Ish & Chi or Twin 2 Trip but I try!
So this is what our bedroom looked like before we bought it. This is NOT our furniture, this picture was used for the marketing of the house prior to us buying it.
When we moved in here the first thing we did was restore the ornate ceiling and repaint the walls. Then we recarpeted and we removed those revolting light fixtures from the wall above that fugly bed and we added our black Venetian glass chandelier to the ceiling in place of the hideous ceiling fan that hung there.
Then we had wardrobes built into the wall where the previous owners had their bedhead and we had a window seat with drawers built into the bay window.
After that we started working on the colour scheme. This is picture of the fireplace in our room and with it's unusual shade of teal I decided that the fireplace was to be our feature item and I used a teal palette to complete the decor with cushions and wallpaper.
In these pictures it looks more blue than teal but in real life it is a very vivid teal colour.
So this is what we have done so far:
So what do we have left?
Under the smaller window the one to the side of the fireplace we are hoping to have a beautiful mirrored glass console. We have found the one we want, just have to get some spare cash. Also those hideous stripey curtains on the window will go as will the awful timber Venetians on our bay window. We hate timber Venetian blinds. They will be replaced with white plantation shutters.
Also we have the lampshade issue that I am meant to be sorting out with my *ahem* clever crafting and we are going to replace the stainless handles on the new wardrobes with black venetian glass to match the chandelier. I have found the ones I want, just have to get out and buy them.
Also we will be having our bed reupholstered in a light grey suede and the window seat will also be upholstered in the same fabric. Our bed is a cream leather at the moment and I'm sick of that I think grey suede will be better.
So that's all we have left, not must really I hope to have it all done by early next year. Will update you as changes happen!
P.s My husband wants me to tell you that we have pillows/cushions in our room. He thinks I have an addiction but I think it looks fine! See: