Is everyone getting frustrated with this fickle weather? At least Mick and I enjoyed the sunshine and warm temps yesterday ☀️ Sometimes you can bring sunshine inside with a little paint! Swipe left to see the before picture of this console and the amazing change a new color and hardware made 💙 It’s like Tinker Bell waved a magic wand!
Lots of questions about the boys bedroom paint job I did last week from what I showed on Stories, so I thought I’d answer them here:
1. The paint is Mountain Moss by Valspar, which looked horrendous after one coat (think poo smeared on public toilet walls 😬) but after 3 coats it has dried a rich khaki green, which is exactly what Jonah wanted.
2. I used a half metre ruler with a spirit level to draw the line around the room using the windowsill as my start height. Then I masked off using really good quality decorators masking tape - so it had just enough tack to stick and make a clean line, but not so sticky that it took the white paint with it when I peeled it off. It’s worth buying top of the range tape!!! I removed the tape when the 2nd coat was semi-dry.
3. I painted the skirting boards to make the room feel bigger, and not ‘too’ stripey!
4. The Dear World quilted hanging is by @_bobochoses_ from last season, so the only place you might find one now would be in someone’s sale section 🤞🏼 Any other questions, please do ask - I’m happy to answer but be aware I am a very amateur, self-taught decorator 🙈 #archiesnewhome
The house has a long way to go but we have got a few sanctuaries. The music room is defo one of them. We went bold and painted the entire room blue (ceiling and skirtings to boot) and it looks fucking awesome. Some copper wall lights from @madedotcom add a bit of colour but my fave piece is our plush velvet sofa from @habitatuk (one of the first things we bought!) 💙
So I just had to show you my budget makeover I'm super pleased how it's turned out my bargain gumtree desk that i revamped another lamp my father in law made, some bargain accessories. All this look plus the paint well under £100. The chair I'm waiting till payday and we're doing some hanging vintage industrial pendants hanging over but I do like to show you all the steps we go to, to get there.