Sunday, 3 April 2016

Bedroom Transformation




Warning, very picture heavy post! Today I'm so excited to show you our long overdue bedroom transformation! It's been kind of finished for a while, but we dilly dallied around with the finishing touches. I thought I'd go through the stages of what we did to the bedroom because it really has changed quite dramatically!

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The bedroom was originally two rooms; you entered through a dressing room and then went through to the main bedroom from there. The whole room was wallpapered and carpeted, the fireplace was completely boarded up (we had no idea what was behind it at the time!) and the woodwork was coated in decades of paint.


During





We ripped up the carpets to find that the floorboards weren't in great condition and because we wanted to get this room decorated fairly quickly we decided to cover them rather than try to restore them. We stripped all the wallpaper off and then decided on a whim to take down the dividing wall. This was a stud wall so we did this ourselves fairly quickly. We then faced a bit of a dilemma that there was original coving in the dressing room but not in the main bedroom and we'd also ripped a rather large chunk out of the ceiling by taking the wall down (total experts obviously!) so we got a plasterer in to take down the coving, replace the ceiling and skim the whole room as the plaster was so old that it was in bad condition anyway. We then stripped all the paint off the woodwork (most laborious job ever) and also off the fireplace. Once all the boring stuff was out of the way it was time to decorate! We painted the walls, ceiling and woodwork, put up some new coving then laid the laminate floor.


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The room is so much brighter and spacious than it was before. The colour we chose for the walls was 'Whispering Sage' from Wilko's, the woodwork and fireplace are all white and we chose a dark laminate floor to contrast with the rest of the room and make sure it didn't look too cold (even though I would have had the entire room white if I didn't have to compromise with another person!) We took our inspiration for the colours from the original fireplace, which we've cleaned up and left exposed because it's beautiful! Because the other colour in the fireplace was yellow we got a rug, bedding and curtains with yellow in them. Our furniture we had already and is all from Ikea. There are still a few finishing touches to put to the room and I'm sure there will be a growing collection of trinkets and pictures on the walls soon!

I also made a video of the whole transformation over on my YouTube channel if you're not already sick of seeing pictures!


What do you think of our transformation? How is your bedroom decorated or how would you decorate it?

Amy x
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  1. It looks amazing!! The fireplace is adorable x

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    1. Thank you so much! The fireplace is my favourite part :) xx

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  2. Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Your bedroom looks amazing! I absolutely love the colour theme, it's stunning and the fireplace is gorgeous! I also LOVE the video! It's so nice that you have documented every step of the makeover :).

    I hope that you're having a great weekend lovely :) El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much lovely that's so kind! :) glad you like it! I'm so glad we documented it as it's hard to remember what it looked like when we started! Hope you had a good weekend too :) xxx

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  3. Oh my gosh it is absolutely beautiful! It looks SO big and airy now and I love the colour. I am impressed and want to do mine now haha, xxx

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    1. Ah thank you so much lovely :) it feels so big especially because of the colour and the big windows! Xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful transformation and such a gorgeous room. Love the window and the fireplace, I have no idea why people cover them up!

    Hannah
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    daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I know I don't know why they would cover that up! Xx

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  5. Lovely post, dear!! .x

    www.fayeisabella.co.uk

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  6. What an amazing transformation, this would definitely be my dream bedroom, I love the fireplace (but you already know that) and the colours of the room, you have made the perfect choice! xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Thought I'd show the whole room now it's done! Glad you like it I'm so pleased with it! Xx

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  7. Wow that really is an amazing transformation. I love the new bedroom so much. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  8. Ah it looks gorgeous, great job!
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  9. It looks gorgeous! Love the colour theme you've chosen. And that window is oh so amazing.

    Katie // Life of Kitty

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    1. Ah thank you so much! I love the window too it makes the room so bright! Xx

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  10. Wow this is soooo cool ! I really like this transformation ! Good job ! Have a lovely week ! ♥

    Suzanne xx
    Please check my blog : http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you have a lovely week too xx

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  11. Oh I absolutely love this hun. In the midst of doing up my own house so I'm obsessed with everything decor related and you've done the most beautiful job. Your room looks so light and airy and tranquil. Gorgeous!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. Thank you lovely :) hope you pop up some before and afters of yours too, would love to see it as I'm completely obsessed with home decor too! Xx

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