Thursday, 17 November 2016
From pink dungeon to white haven
Ha! I'm like a London bus - none for ages, then two in one go!
As you know, the colours in this house were intense to say the least! My second eldest daughter was in the States when we moved, so had not seen the new house at all. Although she was fine with the fact we had moved house whilst she was away, I think she would have had a fit if she had come home to this. It's a west facing room, so not massively light (not helped by a dozen Leylandii blocking both light and view) and these dark colours made it seem very miserable in there.
So, five coats of white later (yes FIVE!), it was transformed into this :-
I am particularly pleased with how little we spent furnishing the room. She needed a double bed, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a bed side table. We re-used some shelves that were in there, having painted them white of course. The bed cost us £20 from Gumtree, the chest of drawers and bedside table cost £60 for both from a local second hand furniture shop and the wardrobe was free because I swapped it for some chicken run panels with my sister in law! Having sold her single bed for £25, that takes the grand total to £55. Obviously I then bought paint and some handles for the wardrobe (I already had some for the chests), but considering the end result I'm very pleased!