Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Home Owner: Master Bedroom

So I have been very absent from drawing and my blog for the past few months. This is due to the fact I am now a HOME OWNER!! My boyfriend and I had been saving since Jan 2014 and in May 2015 we had an offer accepted on our little home, 6 months later and the keys were ours!

Although the house ticked all of our boxes we went in feet first and gutted every single room out. I'm talking new kitchen, new bathroom, new carpet, new windows, plastered ceilings, new flooring - the lot.

Slowly but surely it's really coming together and near enough every room is complete. I am proud to blog...our master bedroom.

Before: This was always my favourite room of the house (best of a bad bunch mind). I loved the windows and the light, the exposed floorboards and gloss fitted wardrobes. Straight away we knew we wanted all the ceilings plastered from artex to smooth, a new colour scheme and some TLC. Looking at the bed, the wall to the right was painted a lemon colour and there was only one plug socket in the room.

Plastered ceilings and choosing colour

Pebble Shore by Dulux

We white washed the floor with watered down emulsion paint, painted the skirting, radiator, window sills and doors and my dad put in 3 new sockets for us.

Our bedroom taking shape while we waited to put the shelf up and the fitted shutters. The surveyor from Hillary's blinds recommended blinds in a box for temporary blinds, I cannot recommend these enough! The stayed up for a good 10 weeks, shut out all light and were easy to use, but did rip the paint off in the living room :( not the end of the world! 3 blinds for £24 and you could cut them to the shape you needed as per pic below.

Shelf: LACK from IKEA, Lamp from Habitat

Copper bedside table: Made.com
Bedding: The White Company
Throw: IKEA
Grey and wooden bedside table: Tesco
Sheepskin rug: IKEA
Copper bin: notonthehighstreet.com