Room Reveal - Master Bedroom
Let’s not beat around the bush! This room has been a long time coming! You can find the extensive list of jobs that needed done on this blog post here, however imagine every surface needing tackled and that’s our master bedroom.
So apart from the room needing rewired, enter my poor husband once again, our bedroom also needed completely plastered. As previously mentioned we decided against stripping the ceiling so instead got the plasterer to skim over the top of the horrific woodchip paper. Along with the wiring and walls we wanted to update the radiator. The current one was only put in in October last year however it took up nearly the whole wall and not to mention very unsightly. We got a traditional column style one from Victorian plumbing and I have to say it’s the best looking radiator in the house!
With green being my favourite colour I originally chose Farrow and Ball’s Studio Green for the main wall behind the bed and Lichen for the remaining walls and built in wardrobes. However after a disastrous visit to B&Q to get Studio Green (which you have to buy online) we decided to get them to try and mix an as close match as possible. The result? Grey sludge! So we ended up choosing this slightly blacker colour from Valspar called Bivouac. Which I am delighted with! Once again Rab put up a picture rail and painted everything above including the ceiling in Farrow and Ball Pointing.
We ripped the bedroom flooring up - see my Instagram highlights under master bedroom to see the process. I had put a post up about the state of the floors and got some very helpful advice from a professional floor restorer called Ralph. Few weeks later and he was round to sand and lacquer our poor pine floorboards. I am absolutely bowled over with the final results and couldn’t recommend Ralph and George any more – smashing chaps with good banter. Click for his Instagram and please give him a follow!
DIY Built in Wardrobes Revamp
I have to admit I’m not a fan of built in wardrobes however even buying two sets of wardrobes would have cost us an arm and a leg. With the right primer and painted once again in F&B Lichen these have come up an absolute treat. After much searching we found the perfect modern sleek gold handles from Ebay, we did have to wait nearly three weeks for delivery but when you order from China then that’s what you get. They were however a steal so for the quality they were definitely worth the wait.
DIY Bedside Cabinets
Ah good old Ikea Hemnes bedsides, originally bought from Gumtree then painted blue theses weren’t going to sit right in the room. I found amazing round gold handles with black hair on hide fronts and paired them with a tin of B&Q’s own satin wood paint.
Other Items in the room are as follows (not affiliated just like being able to share where things come from)
Cushions from ikea, H&M Home
Beige linen curtains with dark trim (added by me) from Ikea - I used two pairs to bulk them out a bit as they are slightly on the thin side.
Gold oval mirror from TK Maxx
Content by Conran chest of drawers sourced on Facebook Market Place
So that’s another room off the list! Feels amazing! Please leave a comment or question below about any of the items featured.