At last we are in our new bedroom...I know, I probably haven't mentioned before this, that we were working on it...but it has been going on for soooo long that you'd have all got bored and left by now.
Last year we converted quite a bit of our upstairs. It had never been finished off fully by the previous owners and we never really used it properly, only ocasionally for summer visitors when the house was very full.
However there was one room which we never touched in the conversion. It was to be our bedroom. During the conversion we stored stuff in it and after the kids rooms were done we emptied it and gave it a lick of paint and moved into it.
So this summer we set about ripping it apart and insulating it properly. We put in two Velux roof-lights, we took off all the hardwall, insulated, studded and replastered the whole lot, stippled ceiling and all! We got new carpet fitted in it and the upstairs hall and the landing.
From the door...
It was a slightly odd shaped room with a chimney breast in it, so we moved stuff about..(not the chimney)..and added a walk-in wardrobe (closet).
The whole project has taken ages...for loads of reasons, none of them within our control. The older children have been sharing all this time, I had planned that they would be back in their own rooms by the start of school on 1st of September! So much for that!
From the bed...
And yes, we have a TV in our room, and yes it's ancient.The colours are sometimes a mile off, we watch cows calving on it, via CCTV, as well as normal TV! Maybe Santa might bring us a nice flat new one, which we can hang on the wall, and hide the sockets!
The wardrobe/dressing room/closet is behind where the chest-of-drawers is, the door is around to the left.
From the wardrobe door....
Anyway, enough moaning...We are thrilled with the end result. It feels like a proper grown-up master bedroom. (aside from the 2 quid paper lampsade!)
The curtains are lined sheer linen and need a bit of attention, they have lost a button and a hook or two. I made them several years ago.
The wall colour is Farrow and Ball Shaded White.
I have owned the dressing table since I was about 10.
The bed we bought when we moved into the house, over 8 years ago, it is made by Willis and Gambier...we love it.
The chest of drawers was being thrown out by friends of ours, so of course I took it.
The TV is inherited from my Aunt! Literally!
I bought the chair locally in shop that my friend refers to as "The Dead People's Furniture Shop!"
I don't suppose anyone cares about all of this...!
I thought I'd show you my bed-side books at the moment...both are amazing! Colm is also reading the smaller one....