Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hello again, would you like to see my bedroom? – by B

Okay, so writing up a PhD with a baby and a preschooler is not conducive to interior blogging frippery.  I’ve still been attacking little projects when time and money allows.  Here’s a few quick pics of our bedroom.  I might even post a pic of the full room one day, when the sun is shining and the light is better (and the duvet is ironed).  This is another in-between quick fix.  The (inexpertly constructed) fitted pine wardrobes and bedsides have had many, many coats of white paint (thanks Mum).  The room has been painted white, carpeted grey, and the same ikea white roller blind that we have in every room in the house installed.  The Malm drawers are falling apart, the washing basket is offensively yellow wood, and the ceiling looks like it might fall down if we attempt to remove the anaglypta!

My (wonderful, and expert renovator) Mum donated three mismatched Cole and Son wallpaper rolls 8 years ago after a big build (two more renovations notched up by my folks since).  I finally thought of somewhere to stick one of them, and it was relatively easy (though this paper is very forgiving).


Cole and Son ‘Cow Parsley’ makes the enclosed bed head (cupboards all round) really cosy


Framed wedding certificate (remember trying to get the drunk people to sign this, N?), a picture I painted a few years ago, charity shop bud vase, eucalyptus sprigs, and a TKMaxx bowl


Paint chip picture assembled on a whim after a trip to the DIY store (I made a swift exit with many colour cards stuffed up my sleeve and a guilty look). Pinterest is full of them. I’m finding it a great way to work out a colour scheme (though the phrase makes me wince in the same way as ‘mood board’).


Is it me or is it easier to take little vignettes than whole room pics?  Those glossy mag interiors photographers are a skilled bunch.  Oh yeah, and sorry about the crappy phone camera pictures.



PS: Here’s what it looked like two years ago (lots of pink, 25 years’ worth of grime, pink velour pelmeted curtains, and damp, peeling walls thanks to broken gutters)



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