Hi there my lovelies.
I'm half way into my bedroom project so I thought it might be a good time to share how what I've achieved so far.
I have to accept that all room makeovers are multi-faceted and involve so much more than just sploshing paint on a wall and thus are all-consuming. There's emptying cupboards, moving furniture out, taking the unwanteds to the charity shop, yadda yadda. It's all different forms of the same - dirty work. And dirty work requires unblogable attire. I will be so pleased to get up on a day some time soon and not reach out for the scruffies and a clip to scrag back my hair!
So here's where I am.
Firstly, I've won a battle of wills!
TP wanted just the one wall painted, the one behind where the bed head will go. We did that a few weeks ago, in good time before carpet laying day
Comparison with old, tired carpet.
My view was that as two of the walls were taken up by grey painted wardrobes and cupboards, one remaining wall in off-white looked a bit odd. An off-white wall can hardly be called a feature wall eh?
I argued my case
ad nauseum once or twice.
saw sense agreed and the day before the carpet was laid I got splashing Howl at the Moon (Valspar) on the remaining off-white wall. Triumphantly!
TP agreed that it brings cohesiveness to the room. Ok, I fed him those words!
On Monday I painted the mirror surround white, slapped a few coats on the tired radiator cover too and also the decorative shelf that goes under the round mirror (not in the pic).
The carpet has made a huge difference to the room. I took photos of the old carpet before the carpet layers arrived. It was embarrassing to see how I'd turned a blind eye to it, as the really rough bits were covered by furniture.
Perhaps I'll man up and show you the pics in the final room reveal post. Perhaps not.
So let's recap.
One wall painted and old bed in place.
Flowers and Danish pastries on Valentine's Day.
Bed base collected and headboard removed before the carpet laying. Bertie saw this as an act of kindness to an aging cat, as jumping down on to the floor from this height is kinder on his arthritic bones.
Second wall painted. The new carpet laid. The colour is Icing Sugar. I like that name. Sweet.
Next up, the new bed arrives, I work out a nightstand solution and find a better window dressing. Maybe some squishy new bedding too. Then the big reveal.
And here's a reminder. The room in its original off-white state.
I'm still dreaming of this glam and cosy end-game!
I hope you enjoyed this post, it's new subject matter for me to try out and it's nice to report in on on what's consuming my days right now!
Are you doing any spring decluttering or decorating ?
A la perchoine,