Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bathroom Extras

Just a quick post to update you on our bathroom. We FINALLY have a shower! Yay! and Yay! again. Initially the poles that came down from the ceiling were too long - and the shower rail only came up to our waists - this was because the ceilings are so low - it did little to stop water getting everywhere, or protect our dignity. So it was back to the drawing board for a while. I found this shower curtain in Wilkinsons (I know!!!) and allowed myself a few roses. The light fitting matched the colours of the bathroom so well - I had to have it - carboot.....£2!!!!

So bathroom is finished - yes a room is finished - and I love it!!!!


My Bedroom

We have pretty much finished our bedroom - one or two more touches and it will be everything I could dream of from a cottage bedroom.

So lets start at the beginning.......The walls were originally cream, which I decided to freshen with white (of course). New carpets were a must - I mean a must! The ceiling's wallpaper was hanging off and so I tore it all down - and for the next YEAR I woke up to brown, torn, ragged, lining paper. Whilst I was away with the children, Karl got to work and re-papered the ceiling, apparently it was not easy - but he did a fine job!

Then I gave it a lick of paint and now we have a new morning view! Then one last touch - time to get out that one roll of Cath Kidston wallpaper I bought in the sales many, many moons ago. The crowning glory!

The Kidston wall, as it is now to be called, leads to my little dressing room, which isn't quite ready to show you yet. As you can probably see there is very little storage and so my lovely old suitcases keep all my truly sentimentals in -you know; kids drawings, wedding photos, love letters - - if there was a fire in my home - I wouldn't leave the house unless these cases had been flung out of the window first!I have got one or two things to do, I want to paint the door white, the cupboard green (yes believe it) and fit my lovely French chandelier, get some cafe rods up and hang some vintage, French lace. I will post with those titbits as and when! Hope you approve - could your hubby or partner live with the roses? Am I a lucky lady or what!?
Thank you for your lovely comments, stay with me!


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dressed up Dresser

Just a quick add! When we moved in we had to strip the kitchen of everything - this included a not so nice orange pine dresser, but we held onto it - and its been in our garage graveyard since. However, I dusted it off, gave it a lick of paint - white of course - and added a few non essentials - and VOILA!The little girl figure is tape measure!

Fleur xx