Happy Friday! After taking a break from doing renovations to the house I finally feel ready to share some of what has been going on. I'm starting with bedroom as it's still an ongoing project and I'm secretly hoping you might be able to give me some advice/motivation to get it finished.
We re-papered the walls. As much I love the rooms high ceilings papering them was awful - it took ages and only looks ok. I thought I'd love wallpapering but I didn't, I'd definitely pay for a professional in the future. We then painted the whole room white to make it feel clean again. As I started to get bored of white (not a good start) I silvered leafed the chimney to make the most of the bumpy walls and add a bit of interest. The floorboards were too damaged to keep so we carpeted the room in a neutral carpet. It breaks my heart to see that ripped out fireplace, I can't even think of how amazing it would have been if the original had been kept - sob!
Now the room is under control I want to start to add some personality back in. Through living in the house I'm learning what we actually need and also what my/our style is. I love colour and texture and need to get more of that back into the room. I don't mind a mish mash of stuff but the room needs some more natural elements to it. These chairs are to be sanded back to wood and I have a new chest of drawers to do up either keeping the natural wood or maybe an eau de nil colour, to replace the one in the corner. I have old chandelier drops and coloured silk ribbons to make a light and a piece of driftwood to make a display shelf. I really want to sort storage around the bed as we both pile up magazines, receipts and paper work, these then get mixed in with shoes and I get really stressed!
pinning like mad and have pulled an inspiration board together. I really love the fresh and cosy feel of these rooms with bursts of colour and texture.
Its actually been really useful to see everything on a screen I feel a lot less bothered and more excited to get started. If your feeling stuck I really recommend taking and printing some pictures of the room, it'll give you a whole new perspective. Pulling a moodboard together has given me so much more focus and direction all I need to do now is get started! Have a great weekend everyone. x