Monday, 24 June 2013

Finally, a spare room!

It has been 4.5 years since we have had a spare room so it is great to have one again and be able to ask people to stay!

Since we moved here a year and a half ago the spare room has been a general dumping ground for all 'stuff' we have no where to keep while we renovate so getting this room done has meant a lot of tidying and sorting but it is worth it.

This is it when we moved in...

Pretty horrible with awful skirting, a window sill that didn't fit and matting over the floorboards.

Every room we have done so far has involved stripping the wood battons off the ceiling and getting it re-plastered. We chose to keep the battons in the spare room as the ceiling was in a lot better condition than in the other rooms. It also means we can show people what the house was like when we moved in!

This is the room now:

I wanted to re-use the curtains we had in the Master Bedroom in our last house so picked the aqua colour from the curtains for the walls. We got an Ikea Hemnes day bed second hand on gumtree and I had fun making cushions for it!

The kids have been banned from this room now because their toys get everywhere and I want this room to stay tidy, who knows how long that will last though!!

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  1. I love the aqua colour, it's really pretty. I would kill for a spare room, but if I had one it would be overrun with sewing things, probably! :)

  2. Me too - would LOVE a spare room, but with 4 kiddos it ain't gonna happen! Love the colour and the mirror is gorgeous. It looks orange in the pic? The pop of colour is perfect!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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