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! 





25 comments:

  1. So so pleased that you are back and even more so that the reason was not a serious problem.
    Glad Jet is much better. I'm sure he's appreciating his new outdoor space.
    It sounds as though everyone will feel truly settled by Christmas and soon after that new shoots will be appearing in the garden.
    Looking forward to hearing more about your new enterprise. I don't mind if you post three times a day!!! Sue

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    1. Ah thank you. I didn't mean to worry anyone - it's so touching that people were thinking about me!
      Yes, I am so looking forward to decking the halls for Christmas. We'll be able to fit in a good sized tree with the high ceilings too!

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  2. I'd move into that bedroom, it's lovely.

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    1. Thankfully she was pleased with how it looks, although it's quite cold in there which she's not pleased about!!

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  3. It's beautiful the way you transformed that room. I love the wardrobe, too. My best to you, Pat

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    1. I think the wardrobe is great too. One good thing was that it came apart into several sections or we wouldn't have been able to get it round the return on the stairs!

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  4. Pink is my favorite color but I think even I would have struggled to live in there lol. You have transformed the room beautifully. Have only just recently found your blog and I am enjoying reading your past posts :) Much Love Maria xxx

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    1. Glad to have you 'aboard'. I didn't DISLIKE pink, but now I'm less keen than ever. Glad you're enjoying the posts x

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  5. What a lovely peaceful oasis you have created,I love plain walls in neutral colours the room can have splashes of colour brought in with accessories, that pink was well over the top.

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    1. Yes, all my rooms are based on white or neutral colours - I love it as it seems so calm.

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  6. Wow, now that is what I call a transformation. A beautiful room, the five coats were really worth the effort, stunning room.

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    1. Thanks. There were points when I thought I'd never get it covered, but eventually it disappeared forever :)

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  7. I just keep puzzling as to the who and why of all that pink?
    Completely different now - looking really good.......5 Coats of paint........phew

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    1. Thanks. It would be fascinating to see what their new house is looking like!

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  8. The room looks marvelous. I understand completely about the 5 coats of paint. We had one room painted a dark blue and it took 5 coats to cover.

    God bless.

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    1. I don't understand using dark colours on every wall - too much in my book. Give me pale colours any day.

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  9. A most definite improvement at a reasonable price, well done.

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  10. That room looks beautiful and serene. I love the colour of the wardrobe can I ask you what paint and colour you used. I have a very old wardrobe I keep meaning to paint but not got around to yet.

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    1. I used Farrow and Balls .Plummet'. I had that colour made up in a chalk paint...love Farrow and Ball colours but not their prices! It's a very soft beautiful grey

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  11. What a difference! Beautiful and calming!

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  12. Wow .. what a transformation, and on a brilliant budget.

    You did well to look past all these horrendous colour combinations when you first viewed the house. Some people just can't visualise what can be achieved with paint ... and a lot of hard work and miss out on lovely properties.

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