The whole house was painted about 7 years ago when we purchased it, but I was getting tired of the green feature wall and wanted a more contemporary and warmer colour.
I visited Bunnings (one of our hardware warehouses) to pick a few colour cards and get inspiration for the makeover.
I love blues, and most of my house has either a feature wall with Turquoise on it or has some sort of turquoise decorative elements!
This time I wanted something else that would complement with turquoise, so I settled on "Renewed Timber" from British Paints - a light brown colour.
Last weekend, I moved the furniture to the middle of the room and started painting the walls. Two coats later the room looked cozy and warmer.
Another addition was a curtain rod and champagne blackout curtains running the length of the window wall. I have two windows that aren't centered on that wall, but because I also changed the bed to the window wall I thought it would look neater to cover the whole wall with curtains.
My son helped out with drilling the holes to put up the rod and hung the curtains while I went to the airport to get my husband and surprised him with the makeover.
He liked it and was pleased with the curtains as he hated waking up with the light coming trough the blinds.
|The photo frame was spray painted in white and the lamp bases in turquoise|
I also added small mirrors to 2 of the 4 doors that make up on of the walls of the room - the one to the right is the bedroom door, then 2 are cupboard doors with a narrower door in between them into the en-suite.
All those doors on one wall have always nagged me, and I found the best way to beautify them was to glue mirrors to them.
Of course I had to paint them with a gloss water based paint. I still have to finish them off with some beading, which I intended doing this weekend, only I got a cold and don't have the energy to work!
|The doors before the makeover|
|The doors with the mirrors on (minus the beading)|
Well, they have now been spray painted in a turquoise colour to contrast with the brown walls.
I still have to put something strong to hang it from on the back of the frame, and then it will be hung above the chest of drawers.
To finish it off I still need an electrician to install electrical plugs on the window wall, so that I don't have to run ugly cables from the side-tables to the plug by the right side of the chest of drawers, a long way away...
Oh well, old houses like mine, only had one plug in each room!!
I leave you with 2 photos of the bedroom as it was when we came to see the house for the first time.
Scary, I know but we still bought it, as it had good bones and the we managed to negotiate the price too! I think there were 4 different wallpapers, 7 different tiles, and that hideous brown and orange carpet...
Now you can see the difference!!
|Bedroom when we saw the house before our offer and below our bedroom afterwards with bed in the same position|
|Before purchase and below our bedroom with the chest of drawers in the same position|