Saturday, 3 September 2016

First room nearly finished

Our son, who has just finished his A Levels, decided to stay in Surrey for August to be with his mates. He hasn't seen this house, so when he comes up tomorrow, it will be his first experience of our new home. We wanted to ensure he had a nice bedroom to come home to especially as this is what he had before.....


From this to this ....


And from this.....


To this....


Au Revoir to the Barbie pink walls and door
Bonjour to a more calming d├ęcor!

His previous room was definitely a single, so we have had to go out and buy him a double bed. One of the things I wanted to do here was not buy new furniture if I could source second hand and fortunately, after looking in multiple thrift shops, I found an excellent second hand pine bed frame. Two coats of white chalk paint and it's as good as new! We did dash out and buy him new bedding though :) 
I'm planning on painting the rest of his furniture and updating the handles - the little football handles date back from when he was about 6! We haven't put all his stuff back in either. It's all in the store room so he can go through bit by bit deciding exactly what he wants to keep. I suspect, he's ready for a whole new feel in his room. 

It's slow progress but at least we are making some progress! 

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  1. slow but sure, that's the way to go. The bed looks great and I'm sure he will be over the moon with his double bed and bedroom in general.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, he seems very pleased so far. He's even making his bed :)

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  2. Wow that was PINK!!! Well done on the progress I haven't even thought about painting yet!

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    1. It was hideous! You have done a lot more outside than I have!

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  3. Oh please keep the football knobs, they are funky. Bet the pink was hell to cover over.

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    1. I'll donate the football knobs to the charity shop! It took three coats of emulsion

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  4. Looks just lovely, glad that you managed to cover the pink.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you. There's still a lot of pink in the house....:(

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  5. It looks brilliant. That pink door must have took some covering!

    I'm sure he'll love his new room, but he might have appreciated it even more if you'd made him sleep for a few nights in the old colour scheme ;-)

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    1. They'd even painted half of the inside of the door pink too! Madness!

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  6. That's brilliant. I can't believe how much you've done already. Can't wait to visit X X

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    1. There's a lot more to do yet! Bring a paint brush :)

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  7. how many coats of paint did the pink need!? looking good!

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    1. Three on the White wall, but only two on the Orange. I was so pleased to obliterate it!

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