Monday, 1 April 2013

Not such a relaxing weekend!

Well it's been a long weekend here in the UK and today is the last day, but I've had more time off that most, but I haven't been relaxing, far from it!!!!

I had transformed the tip and junk room that was my dining room into exactly what I want a beautiful, fully useful dining room and even though I swore and injured myself, and ached like hell, I wallpapered for the first time, hated every minute of that, I sawed and mitred corners for the edge of the floor, I painted, and did I mention I ached?

Here's the big reveal, just like on all those DIY shows....





See a previous post for what this room looked like before it's quite a transformation!

As you can see it's red and grey to fit in with my dinette set, but I was so nervous about the grey, which actually I picked up from the curtains cos the curtains matched the dinette and it's hard to take a dinette into the DIY shop to colour match ;o) However I'm really really happy with the grey I think it really works but I was aware it could have gone horribly wrong, it's a funny old colour grey....

Here are some of the close up details, below is my sideboard, with some of my favourite bits on, a coffee set which we were given for our wedding (20 years ago this year eeek!), a painting by my lovely husband, and a lamp given to us by friends in San Diego.



I had been looking for curtains to go in this room for ages, something that matched the colours and design of our dinette and I was super lucky some months ago when I found these, I think they match pretty much perfectly!



The only thing which isn't done yet is the light fitting, see below, given to us by some lovely friends, sadly it needs rewiring so that will have to wait for another day, but it's going to look amazing once that is up and it's all finished!




As if that's not enough I had another super lucky find this week! I have been looking for a cabinet to put my record player on and stereo in FOREVER, well ok maybe a year or so, I just couldn't find something that would fit in with our other stuff but be just right for what I need and be small enough to fit in the corner, but big enough to do the job, you can see why it's been a problem, oh and affordable too!!!!

Well I went out to lunch on Tuesday, and spotted a second hand furniture store down a side street not far from my work which I have never seen before but apparently has been there for about 5 months. I thought oh well I'll have a look, and there it was the ideal bit of furniture, it's not terribly exciting as a piece of furniture but I can't tell you how excited I was! So last night, I set it all up and after all the work I've done, I got drunk and danced around the living room for most of the evening!!

The first picture is of it is next to my record cabinet, fab eh?


And there she is, I need to tidy the cables, but I was slightly intoxicated when I set it all up and though it best to do that when sober ha ha!


I could now do with a loooooong weekend to recover, instead today I will rest, relax, sleep, eat, not get dressed and generally recover, who needs a gym, just decorate!!!

Hope you like it and hope you all has a fabulous break over Easter

10 comments:

Miss Magpie said...

What a fabulous transformation, it looks amazing. I love the curtains and that little cabinet is just perfect. I swear sometimes these things are just meant to be!

I hope you have a lovely peaceful day today, you thoroughly deserve it after such hard work.

V*A*L* said...

Beautiful. So many pieces in here are familiar to me. My parents had a record cabinet and I have been looking for one for ages. Love your Style SO much.
V*A*L*

Used-to-Bees said...

What a great transformation! The red and grey look fab together - it was definitely worth all the effort. Hope you have a super relaxing Bank Holiday, with those little frissons of excitement each time you walk into your lovely new room!
x

Vix said...

It looks absolutely fantastic - the wall colour is so relaxing and pretty and of course I love all your nik-naks and groovy furniture! xxx

Gabriella said...

Hooray! What a wonderful transformation. It's such a warm cozy room!

Elisa said...

The room looks truly fabulous! Well done! Hope you enjoyed your day of recovery and relaxation ;-)

Perdita said...

Super job on the decorating! Well done. :)

Retro Chick said...

It looks AMAZING! I am so jealous, still living in a building site since September!

Bohemian said...

A Beautiful Transformation... nothing quite like a Retro Kitchen! We recently ditched our Bistro Table and Chairs for a 1950's Lucy Atomic Style Dining Set and everyone uses the space so much more now... 1950's Kitsch is just so Inviting!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Vintage Girl said...

I love it!

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