I thought this was the project that was going to go on forever. Whatever could have gone wrong – well it did!
The window and the massive crack – that crack isn’t filling no matter how much filler I throw at it. Then some more plaster fell off around the window and made me realise that the view of the outside was much bigger than I realised. I’m going to need some help from Paul with this one I think it’s a bit beyond my basic DIY skills.
The headboard I ordered from eBay to finish off the room – oh yeah it arrived broken!
I followed the instructions for painting perfect lines, which were brilliant I have to say. I never would have thought of doing it that way. But I used Frogtape on old walls which did give a perfect line… but pulled the 4 coats of paint underneath it off! So I had to start again, the lines are now semi perfect.
By the end of last week I could have cried, so I had a large glass of wine to cheer myself up. When I pulled myself together and remembered that our best friends are sleeping in there this coming weekend with their kids, and I couldn’t just sulk and leave it. I cracked on…..
I emailed the eBay company about the broken headboard and the guy was fantastic. Didn’t quibble it at all and sent me a new one out which arrived today and the courier too back the broken one – phew!. And then with some more work over the weekend, I finished painting the walls and I have to say it does look nice with a fresh coat of paint on the room.
The crack behind the window – hidden it behind the curtains for now!
So here’s the ‘Before’
And here’s the after:
The room isn’t 100% finished The headboard is waiting to be fitted as it’s got to be secured to the wall. So that’s got to wait until Friday when Paul can play with power tools. But I really love it, it’s going to look great.
The lovely bluebird picture was drawn by my incredibly talented friend Emma on her iPAD! She’s just amazing, it needs to go in a better frame, but it can live in that one for the moment. It makes me happy whenever I see it.
You know how all the lifestyle magazines etc say how to keep electronics out of the bedroom – yeah that’s not happening at our house. We have a TV in the room, and all the gumpf that comes with that. We both have mobile phones we need to charge overnight let alone toothbrushes, hairdryers etc that all needed somewhere to live. For a house of geekery we had done a terrible job of sorting out the power in our room.
So when I did my Homebase run, I bought a 8 ‘gang’ extension cable with individual on/off switches so I can have things plugged in for connivence but turned off to save energy. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve bought in ages – I love it!
I also bought off eBay a phone charger stand for each our phones which can sit on our bedside tables rather than being across the room plugged into the mess of cables.
I’ve been meaning to put some photos in our room for ages. I had a massive Ikea picture on the wall behind the TV that’s been there since we moves in. So I took it out – I couldn’t see it anyway – and put one there is a now more appropriate and in proportion with the TV in front of it.
I used Laura Ashley emulsion in Duck Egg Blue for the feature wall and Ivory on the rest of it. Thankyou Homebase for the challenge – I’m now going to collapse in a big heap