Good evening everyone!
Sunday evening.. on may bank holiday weekend, the kids are asleep and my husband is wrapping chairs for me... a usual evenings fun...such `rockstars` we are these days..! I have to say blogging is a great wind down in the evening!
I have decided to put some pics on of the `after` of my daughters bedroom! I have been waiting for it to be totally finished but alas...who knows when that will be so between us it is still a work in progress!! As I mentioned a while ago now.. we downsized from a manor house to a 3 bed...with a non existent budget to do my daughters `princess bedroom` and so I needed to recreate a look on a shoestring!
The bed was an ebay find and worth buying as the pretty pink upholstery etc was in nice condition ..if you need to recover it can cost more than the bed! I appreciate these beds have got more expensive so if you want to recreate- my advice would be to buy a pine bed from a charity shop or ebay and paint it pink or gold and buy a ormolu/pediment made of wood to use like a crest on the top of the headboard...I think that way you could get the `princess look for well under £100. The canopy can be faked(as ours was) By creating a light box frame out of wood and nailing/glueing panels to the front which can be made from mdf and beading! Then painted in gold laquer, the curtains are two different sets of pink curtains stapled under the box frame!
The toile wallpaper was a great find at Direct wallpapers for £7.99 a roll and could also be used for just a feature wall behind the bed or if you have high ceilings you could put a dado rail and just wallpaper the top half and paint the bottom half pink! for other items of furniture my advice would be paint paint paint! If you have pieces of mismatched furniture it works so well to use one colour of paint to tie it all together! You could even do a fun `feature wall` of blackboards out of any old frames you have lieing around, to give a fun place for your daughter/son to draw and `express themselves, I did one in our lounge! Annie sloans `graphite` chalkpaint is great for the black part and gold/white or pink could be used for the frame!
Anyway, its getting late and my husband still seems to be wrapping furniture `Whoops`so i think I better go and help...Thanks for visiting! xFiFi