This post has been a long time coming.
Sad thing is, the boudouir is not even really finished...how slow am I (read Mr Betty).
I am awaiting the hanging of shelves and I am still pondering suitable bedroom artwork.
As I mentioned, when first discussing my bedroom make-over, 10 years ago (not that much of an exaggeration, lets be honest), I wanted a calm, almost minimalist room.
At night I suffer with a terribly overactive mind and anything that stimulates my busy head is to be avoided.
I have decided to bite the bullet and share a few snaps and then when complete I can thrill you with some shelves and maybe a picture or two...bet you can hardly contain yourself!
So here is my attempt at calm..
As always, this room was made over on a very tight budget.
I updated the existing furniture using a B&Q emulsion and then added a top coat of Farrow & Ball eggshell gloss to prevent scratches. The original furniture was a black Hemnes chest of drawers from Ikea and the paint has worked really well.
I treated myself to a string of Cable and Cotton lights to make my not very loved bed a little more likeable. They look fantastic at night. I bought the 35 string in Morrocco at £32.95.
The floor was the biggest outlay getting in a professional to sand, fill, and wax but it looks ace and it is so smooth under bare feet.
The fireplace was a Gumtree find at £60 and I painted it using a Hammerite gloss.
I am so in love with yellow this year.
The curtains were purchased at John Lewis for what I think is a good price of £90.
Not my usual thing but I fell in love with the orange pansies.
I would like to add a couple of plants in the near future and of course, the much needed shelves.
And yes, I have been sleeping quite well but I think that could have something to do with the new memory foam mattress or maybe it is down to the summer time evening beers I have been guzzling.....who knows ;)
Thanks for reading. x