Before and after: Bedroom 1

The front bedroom is probably my favorite bedroom. It was painted Antique White USA, floor boards polished and new curtains hung…..and there’s a big difference!





This is a print we bought in Vietnam last year which I recently framed to hang – the colors match the fabrics in the quilt (Summer in the City by Urban Chicks) perfectly.  I made the quilt from two packs of charm squares and some brown and blue chenille.







I covered this canvas in fabric from the Blossom range, also by Urban Chicks.  The chair has a cushion which I am still to recover with the yellow and orange stripe fabric from the same range.  The silver birds were a gift from a friend.






The fireplace looks cosy filled with pine cones but it is for decoration only!  It would probably work but we have decided not to use it as the cottage has gas ducted heating, a reverse cycle heater/airconditioner and a combustion wood fire in the lounge area so it is not needed.





The door to this bedroom has panels of glass (it was probably a lounge room once upon a time) which have been sprayed with opaque paint today and with the help of some very kind friends I am making a yoyo curtain to hang on the back of the door – it’s from a variety of fabrics including the two Urban Chicks ranges…….it may not be there for the ladies staying next week (there’s just one piece of fabric hanging there at the moment) but it will be there soon…… The small framed piece of crotchet was done by my great-grandmother who must have spent hours doing her beautiful work because we are very lucky to have many doilies, runners and Mum even has a table cloth that she made. The bed frame was an eBay purchase, the chest of drawers given by a friend and the lamp and vase were  op-shop finds but it all seems to work together well.

One Response to “Before and after: Bedroom 1”

  1. Amelia Says:

    hello, I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne’s collaborative op shopping blog ‘I op therefore I am’

    there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne’s op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

    regards, Amelia

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