We have finally completed our guest room makeover!
The last bit that needed doing was rubbing down the window sill and re painting it white with two coats, that took 4 months to get round to doing, absurd isn’t it? There is always something happening that takes over my plans and jobs like these get pushed to the bottom of the pile.
Anyway it is done.
We have turned this room around from the previous blue which was looking a bit tired into a sunny lemon yellow, there is still blue in there as I’ve kept the curtains and the carpet seeing as they were practically new but I must say I’m dead pleased with the finished product, ok it still needs a mirror on the wall and I’d love a wooden venetian blind at the window as it’s south facing so gets a lot of sun in the afternoon.
As you can see from the above photo the coving had a large crack where it had come away from the wall so that was filled with plaster using a tube which was very simple to use and then rubbing along with my finger to make sure it was a smooth as can be.
The room took two coats of yellow ‘Lemon Ice’ from the B&Q Colours range to completely cover the blue using a roller for the large areas and a small paint brush for the edges
Finally the radiator, skirting board, window sill and ledge were all painted with a brilliant white gloss. This is the bit that took so long as the sill and ledge needed sanding first and that’s the bit I couldn’t get round to fitting in to my daily schedule.
Once the decor is finished it’s time to add a few pieces to the room, I have this gorgeous wooden Scandinavian horse souvenir from a trip to Gothenburg many moons ago, I found the wooden woven heart in a Sainsbury home sale, the teddies are old friends and the Love sculpture came from next a few seasons ago.
The duvet set is from Marks And Spencer – last year but I noticed they have the same cross stitch pattern this year in lilac, I bought it in their home sale for £20, bargain!
I’m really pleased with it, I didn’t have to touch the photo up, I just used the largest size possible from my camera album et voila! Very easy to do, thank you Canvas Design I don’t think I’ll ever tire of looking at that view.
Disclosure: Canvas Design sent me the above in order to show you how good they are and what great quality they are.