Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Show and tell: little bedroom

Waaaaay back in February this year Adrian and I finally got round to decorating the little bedroom in our house.  This room had been Sam's but since Beverly has now left home, it seemed more sensible that he should move into her old room which is larger.

As you can see, there were lots of holes in the walls to be filled!  Sam has a very large book and DVD collection so he had to have plenty of shelves to accommodate them all.

I must admit that the filling-in-the-holes exercise took a lot longer than we thought it would!

Oh yes, there were holes on every wall in the room LOL

We sealed the filler with a lick of emulsion.  The woodwork looked so much better after a couple of coats of fresh white gloss paint.

Then, gulp, we hung paper on the walls.  I had managed to get into my fifties before attempting such a feat!  

  I was pleasantly surprised to find that it went on quite well.  Mind you, I wouldn't have tackled it if we hadn't been using paste-the-wall paper.        

It's amazing how much brighter the room is now, and how it even seems a wee bit larger too.  It doesn't look quite so spacious in there now that we have got all the furniture in, though LOL

We have moved the computer up here from the dining room.  The teak bureau was given to me by my Mum.  She bought it back in the 1970s and it is looking a bit worse for wear these days.  I'm in two minds as to what to do with it ~ I'm torn between painting it or rubbing it over with teak oil.  I love the look of painted furniture but I confess that I do feel reluctant to paint the bureau.  I'll let you know in due course what I decide to do ;-)

The photo is of my sister and myself, taken soon after she was born; I was four years old.  The two little heart-shaped picture frames are empty at the moment; I am considering putting some pretty paper or fabric in them.

To make a little more space in the bedroom we decided to go for a 2'6" bed rather than a 3' and it is surprising just how much difference those extra six inches have made.  It's much easier to move the computer chair away from the desk now, and also gives more access to the curtains at the window.

You may have noticed that I changed the lightshade ~ I do love these capiz shell shades.  I thought the duvet cover and pillowcase set were really cute, and they make a change from the plain white set I already had :-)  

The books on the shelf are crochet, knitting, cross stitch and tapestry books.  I still have some more to bring in from my shed.  

These little cuties are Belinda, Bunty and Bertie.

The other end of the bed.  As I say, the room is only small but it serves its purpose :-)

Believe it or not, I have had quite a downsizing of my doll collection!  The roses are still looking good, over a week after buying them.

 My Rosebud dolls, plus a few similar friends.

The mirror belonged to my Great Aunt Mary, as did the little glass lamp.  The shade is looking a little tatty now but I think that just adds to its charm.

 The books on this side are dolls' house, fashion doll and home decor books.  The photos are of Sam and Beverly when they were at junior school.

I am really pleased with how this bedroom has turned out ~ even if it has taken a number of months to get it finished!


Serenata said...

The room looks really great! What a lovely space to work.

Sharon -Larkin said...

Thank you, sweetie :-)