Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012
So I'm finally back in London and after a tough five weeks of hard work, sweat and a little blood (from an upholstery injury) the house is complete...so here are the finished results.
KITCHEN & DOWNSTAIRS
The kitchen with new flush LED down lights, T & G shelving and dresser now all painted has a much warmer feel.
Minimal decoupage detailing on the kitchen cupboards - a nice touch for the children.
And the pine, horse head bench now painted a rich, muddy mahogany colour.
Elsewhere downstairs I sourced a free, and in almost perfect condition piano off freecycle, and had some shelving built around it.
Moving into the hallway I had this amazing Tom Dixon copper sphere light installed, which creates a magical pool of shimmering light on the floorboards.
THE UPSTAIRS: BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS
The master bedroom painted in a plaster pink and off white.
The welsh blanket headboard - made by myself and my friend Gemma; owner of the pop-up boutique Nothing But Navy
And above another upholstery project of mine; an armchair which previously looked like this one on the left.
I upholstered the chair in hessian, and here it is next to my favourite table; the fluro pink piece of art!
And so the fantastic copper bath is finally in situ, in the luxurious dark green bathroom.
Keeping elements of rustic style; the artwork, mirror and beautiful reclaimed tiles, also go perfectly with the bath.
The upstairs landing; I painted with a distressed, faded dark grey to blue effect and finished with a gold trim. Luxurious and unusual.
And into the children's bedroom painted in vintage, playful colours.
My final piece of upholstery; a second armchair, next to a little desk which I covered with left overs of the bathroom wallpaper as seen further below...
So there it is, the finished farmhouse; a mixture of fun, bright, glamour, circus and vintage, all creating a warm and lovely home.