Given the fact we have pretty much been homeless for the past few weeks we have (or mainly The Husband has) spent every spare second working on the top floor bedroom so we could move in. It is the first room we have completed and so it has been a bit of a learning curve as neither of us are experienced painters but we have got there. Eventually we hope it will be a quest room but for the next few weeks it is going to be our room.
We have spent ages stripping everything back and replastering the ceiling, some of the walls and installing the little fire. We made the decision not to replaster every wall as don’t want the house to look too ‘new’ but we have sanding back any bumps to try and make the finish as good as possible. We had also stripped and sanded back all the woodwork. This is where we had got to:
We spent quite a bit of time cleaning it all to remove as much dust as possible:
It was starting to look so different and homely that I was nervous about adding a colour but we had spent hours and hours choosing the themes of the different rooms that it made sense to stick to the plan and we’re really pleased we did. We have gone for Farrow & Ball’s Calamine as it is not too girly and has a really nice depth to it:
We have got paint all over the floor but the carpet is on order and so that will cover that up! For now all that is left is for the electrician to come and put in the sockets and for us to clean up the tiles around the fireplace (which are black with dirt).
We don’t have much furniture and so we’ll be camping up there for a while yet with an old mattress and hanging rail but we have finally made the move upstairs!