Tuesday, 4 May 2010

More Decorating

We are now in the process of decorating another bedroom. I'm surprised I have managed to live with the dreadful decor for so long (80's terracotta wallpaper with border and a faded orange carpet - yuk!). Down one wall was a fitted wardrobe which despite being very useful I just couldn't live with so that was demolished, then the artexed ceiling was replastered. I stripped off all the paper which revealed walls which also needed replastering. Usually something dictates a colour scheme but this room is a completely blank canvas and it has taken me some time to decide on how I want it to look. My inspiration has been all the lovely pink blossom and blue skies that are around at the moment so the walls will be Farrow and Ball's Dimity with above the plaster coving in Light Blue.

I also want to use this eiderdown which was one of the first I ever bought.

This house has been stripped of most of its original features so we bought a cast iron fireplace to put back into the chimney recess. I am in the process of painting this white at the moment.

Whilst at the salvage yard trying to source Victorian skirting board I spied this linen press which I just had to buy. It needs quite a lot of TLC and as someone has started to paint it but not finished it I will attempt to remove all this to bring the pine back to its original look (as if I didn't have enough to do!). I've been wanting a linen press for ages and the owner let us have it for what he gave for it which was a bit of a bargain. Sadly it won't fit into the room I am decorating.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I can post photos of the finished room.


  1. How exciting!! Can't wait to see the finished room!!

  2. Hi Ruth

    Gorgeous eiderdown, lovely post generally.

    Are you and Jane going to Shepton? I hope to go Friday afternoon, but no guarantees!

    Thanks for comments.

    Sue x

  3. oooh lovely things, can't wait to see the finished room!

  4. I based the colours of our sitting room around a vase I had. I agree, the pastel blue and pink colours go so beautifully together. Thank goodness original features are now being put back. The fireplace will look so at home. I hope you find the purfect place for your lovely linen press. x