I am finally getting around to putting up some pictures of my new house. I’m so excited for it to have gone through and I’ve had the keys for over a month now. Broadband has taken a while to be installed and even when it was it had a few issues but I am definitely back online now!
I thought I would separate my posts out by room, I have so many pictures and the before/after is an easier story to tell.
So first up is my bedroom. When I viewed the house I knew I would be changing it straight away, you can see it below:
Honestly, it’s not bad decor but it was so DARK. The walls were really dark grey and there were so many black items in the room as well that it made it feel so much smaller than it was. The wallpaper was also a bit too over the top for my tastes, even with all of the furniture removed the room was still really dark.
My amazing dad removed the wall paper revealing a white-ish wall behind. I knew I wanted to decorate the room with a white and grey colour scheme, so it was always going to take a long time to cover all of the black/grey walls.
It took a grand total of FOUR coats of white paint to cover it up – it took days!!
Eventually we got there and my white and grey bedroom has arrived!
I love how full of light it is now, it feels so much bigger
I have some of my prized possessions in my room, including my antique pewter tea pot which looks like something from Alice in Wonderland, and also my Grandma’s bureau.
It is a beautiful writing desk that I kept when she died, it’s now been turned into a dressing table for all of my make up. I hope she would approve of me recycling an old piece of furniture into something for me to use.
It’s a future painting project when I have settled in more and have chosen a colour.
I’m sure that will be a post in it’s own right but I love the fact the front folds down and I can sit and do my make up at it every day.
I’ve also set up some silver plant pots with my brushes in and have a cake stand ready for some jewellery to live on. I love using items for a different purpose than they were designed for!
As for my bed……it could do with looking a bit more inspiring but I’ve found a throw that I really like and brings a bit of colour to the white and grey palette. I need a few more cushions so I’m looking for some in a similar colour now to bring it all together.
I’ve also got a really cool bedside table and lamp – they do not match at all!
I bought the bird lamp shade from Asda to go on an antique silver metal lamp stand I was given. The table also came from the same people and I love the detail on it. I think mixing silver and gold can sometimes be completely wrong but when you have a room with such a neutral palette the metallics can bring more to it.
I cannot stop staring at the patterns on the table it’s so beautiful.
At the foot of the bed I then have a blanket chest with amazing detailing across the front. All of the main wooden pieces came from family members so it’s great to have a few bits of family history in my new house.
At the moment I keep bags and shoes inside this but it’s not ideal so hopefully things will be moved around when I get more furniture.
I don’t have any pictures or mirrors on the walls yet but I do have an old style map to go up, and hopefully some things more colourful too.
What do you think of that I’ve done to the bedroom so far?
Do you have any ideas of what I can do to make my bedroom more colourful?
I’m going to upcycle the bureau and the blanket chest, I’m hoping to do them a dove grey colour so if you have any ideas of painting or sanding then please send them my way!