Firstly, I loved all the comments on my post with my kitchen colour inspiration ideas, they were great reading! Thanks guys. You can see from my last post that we didn't go quite as bold - we decided to tone it down just a touch. It's a bit of a lighter version of the inspiration colour - although it looks different in different lights. Sometimes it looks more blue, and sometimes more turquoise. Nevertheless, no matter what colour it is looking, it works really well with the kitchen and we love it!
(And Sam - I loved what you said about the number of days I could cross of my calendar when we got rid of the old kitchen - I hadn't even thought of that!! Although, when I mentioned it to the Lumberjack he didn't think I could count it, as we were replacing it with a new kitchen, so it's not decluttering... hmmm maybe he's right!)
A few finishing touches to be done, then I will hopefully be able to do a full reveal!
In the meantime, this is how the master bedroom looked when we came to view the house (estate agent picture):
An old lady's bedroom! Although, that retro furniture style is very popular at the moment - maybe we should have tried to get our hands on it!
Well, we had the old electric heaters removed and central heating installed. We stripped the wallpaper...
I was a bit rubbish at the wallpaper-stripping, so the Lumberjack did most of it. I stepped in for the painting (and to pose for photos!).
We painted, had new carpet put down, white wooden venetian blinds fitted... and this is how it looks now:
I had a massive tidy-up the other day, so thought I'd take some pictures while it was tidy! It was in the morning, before I went to work - so the light probably isn't ideal. The walls are painted in 'duck egg' by Wickes - which isn't actually what I would call duck egg, it's more of a light aqua which is what we wanted. (Although it looks blueish in these pics - why are some colours so hard to photograph?!)
The main reason I hadn't shown pictures yet was that things like the cushions and lampshades are from my bedroom in my old flat, where I had bright colours. We just used them temporarily, but haven't decided what to replace them with. But I just figured I might as well show the room as it is, as it'll probably never be completely finished!
Ikea Hemnes chest of drawers. (The bedding is very creased - I can't be bothered to iron bedding!)
|Crochet heart garland on the mirror - see here|
That little shelf is an Ikea picture ledge. I had what I (modestly) think of as the genius idea of using it as a little perfume shelf!
Genius, I tell you!
The dressing table is Ikea Malm, with an Ikea Ingolf Stool.
Ikea Hemnes bedside tables and a longer version of the Ikea picture ledge above the bed. (Yes, we've spent a lot of time in Ikea since buying this house!!)
I still need to sort out what's going on the picture ledge - they are just a random selection of items - more work to be done on that...
To the right of the picture above, is the door do the wardrobe (was airing cupboard) which has the hair station on it. And next to that, not pictured (because it had some of the Lumberjack's junk on it!) is the chest of drawers he painted.
Anyway, that's the bedroom! It still needs a bit of work - I think it needs manning up a bit really. Although the Lumberjack doesn't seem to mind the pink!