Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bedroom

I've had computer problems these last few weeks and believe me I've suffered the equivalent of 'cold turkey' being without it!  A new battery and a complete overhaul and my laptop is ready for another few years or so!  

I've been busy with a bedroom makeover...a teeny one....the brief:  to turn a once neglected bedroom into a calm and inviting haven.
 The budget  - ZERO!  Seriously though, this had to be done on a 
TINY budget and that's always hard as it forces one to come up with ideas which don't cost the earth!

It's also especially challenging when you have a client who wants something 'plain and simple'.  Sometimes you have to reign in the creativity, get rid of your own ideas of what is beautiful and get inside the head of your client, mix it up and come up with a scheme SHE can live with.


A couple of photos of BEFORE...



So this is what we were going for - We started with duck egg blue/green wall paint which is the client's favourite colour, and a pop of colour in the rug.

We started by removing the fitted dark blue carpet which revealed the beautiful raw wooden floors beneath.  I managed to convince the client not to fit another carpet.  They were given a light sanding and a few coats of wax to keep the look natural.  No yellow varnish on this floor!

The bedroom walls had wallpaper on them but you can't really see this in the photos, so this had to be removed.  This was disastrous as some of the plaster came with it so we ended up replastering the walls too!  The ceiling was also replastered and the old light fitting was removed.  This wasn't in the original budget, but it had to be done.   Once all the plaster work was finished, we started on painting the walls.  I love Farrow and Ball paints, but when you're on a budget, every penny counts, so we successfully matched F&B's Teresa's green and pale green with another paint company and came out smiling.

I'll show you more photos we took during the process next time.

Aren't you glad it's getting warmer?


Happy week everyone!
Sharon
xxx





15 comments:

  1. Dear Sharon,

    Your bedroom make over sounds really exciting! Looking forward to see more photo's! Good luck with the DIY!

    Madelief x

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  2. Hi Sharon, Nice to hear from you, I was only thinking last week that we hadn't been in contact for a while. I love those ideas you came up with and will look forward to seeing the results! Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I'm looking forward to showing you all. x

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  3. The bedroom makeover is going to be lovely, the colours are fresh and restful. I hope you are able to post an after photo when it is finished. It was warm last week, I was just wearing a light jacket when I was out and about, the next two weeks are forecasted to be COLD! The wind has kept most people indoors, it has been -40 deg. C for weeks on end this winter, just too, too cold. Enjoy your warmer temps! And thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog. We know this is a God thing, but it is still a huge challenge. For me, it's mainly a problem because it's so hard for me to get enough sleep. I will find a way though. These two are just so lovable and sweet!!!

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    1. I'll be doing a follow up post shortly. I've been watching the news you guys up north have had really bad weather...we've just had loads of rain. Take care, blessings for the weeks ahead x

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  4. Hi Sharon, how have you been? We are still having pretty cold days, but yesterday was a gift, we had a beautiful day for a change.

    I know what you mean not having a computer for a few days, I had some problems too and could not go online for 2 days, the longest 2 days.

    That's so nice you are working a makeover room, I can't wait to see the photos of the 'after' bedroom.

    ps.: I have a new blog, if you would like to visit, the link is http://mollymell.blogspot.com/

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    1. Lovely to hear from Regina! I popped onto your new blog and left a comment as soon as I saw this! I'll be posting pics soon. Take care x

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  5. I can't wait to see your new bedroom......love from me...good luck !!...x !

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    1. I'll be sharing my client's new bedroom in a few weeks, be sure to look out for the post. Take care x

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  6. Oi, Sharon! Tudo bem amiga?
    Gosto quando vc me visita, obrigada!
    Fiquei curiosa, como todo mundo, adoro um "antes e depois".
    Bjos e ótima nova semana.
    Sílvia

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  7. Love your colour scheme and ideas box Sharon

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    1. Thanks Jean, really appreciate you commenting, please don't stop. Take care x

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