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My Bedroom

I love how this piece turned out.
I layered it with 3 different colours and sanded back to show through the different colours.
Pink, Mustard and Linen white.
I painted the inside and gave it a shelf.
I also added some plaster relief work to the doors..


I just dont think that colour would have looked nice in the bedroom..



Much more practical than a drinks cabinet...especially for someone who doesnt drink.







It took me 2 days...It was worth it though :)



I have been wanting one of these since I started this blog in 2012...
Can you imagine my excitement when I walked in to a charity shop in Hawick last week and seen this....battered, discoloured and plaster crumbling little guy for £50.00


I never bought it..my son talked me out of it, saying I had no room for it...
A full day went by and I just couldnt forget..where to put it played over and over in mind...where could I put it..bathroom? no...hallway?..no just forget it...you have no space...MY BEDROOM!! I can remove the existing one and put it there...
The next day came and I watched the clock until 9am...hoping and praying no-one had found it...by 9.03 it was mine!!


The first job I had was to plaster all the missing bits which you dont see in the picture...
Then a coat of chalk paint...
but it was to grey for me I wanted a more linen colour...


 Next job was the hearth the one that was aready there was way to small.
I used some more vinyl tiles I had left over from the hallway to make the hearth bigger.


Here it is...im so pleased with it...

 




I am so busy at the moment over at Jigglemawiggle making stock for the upcoming Selkirk Farmers Market.
My thrifty home adventure blog and facebook page have been totally neglected..
I do miss my D.I.Y, I just have no time :(
A wee project from last year when I found this fire surround.



I have this gorgeous Eucalyptus tree in my garden planted by myself may I add. :)
It gives me lush leaves all year round.
Eucalyptus leaves make a gorgeous display on those shelves that dont get any light..
Im not a big fan of fake plants so this is the ideal solution for me.
So I was on the hunt for some recycled glass vases..
Fell in love with these from
https://www.housekeepingstore.co.uk/
Even better managed to get the small vase in the sale and a further 5% discount for joining the email list. £5.50 odds...BARGAIN!!





My bedroom with its new chest of drawers...
Some Light and airy botanicals..
and a wee smidgen of pink and copper...



...This little guy has been all over the house...
...As a table, a bedside cabinet, a toy box...
He has been tiled....decoupaged...stripped and painted more than a dozen times....
As of yesterday he is chalk painted in a nice putty colour... 
and placed in the bedroom for now, 

....storing... 
I dont know what yet...






I love these outdoor rugs...
They are great for muddy paws...
You just wipe them clean..
I actually washed all the runner and small rugs in the bath the other day...
they came out like new!

I have my Mum coming this weekend and its officially spring time...
The house is long due for a spring clean...

Bedroom all clean :)




I originially got this fire surround for the Kitchen but I didnt like it in there...
It is a perfect fit for the bedroom though... 
I picked it up in the Hawick Charity shops for £30..
A tad expensive I think....
but after a wee coat of paint and a centre mold picked up for a £1 in the charity shop...
Its worth the £31.00 now :)



The fireplace really makes my bedroom feel a lot cozier...
Last night I made some wool tassle bunting for it..





This is the third time around for this wee guy :)
Antique bookcase bought for pennies in the auctions!
I didnt take a pic of the before but he looked something like this...
 Only not as nice!
2015 


2016

 I dont know about you but its storage for the crap I need not a display case!
I cut some hardboard to size, wallpapered it.. stuck it onto the glass panels then sealed it.
 Perfect to hide away some of the not so nice bedroom linens...
2017


A wee close up  of the wallpaper :)



My beautiful Art Nouveau Mirror..
This one I  bought last year from my local antique shop in Selkirk..
It only cost £30...Bargain..
I added some Nouveau plaster stencils :)






Polystyrene coving and ceiling medallion..
Oh my.. did I absolutely balls up these Jobs....
There isnt one bit of this job that im happy with...
The good thing is..
When I do the Hallway it will be perfect because I have learned from my mistakes :/

You cant see all the coving and medallion...
But trust me its rough!!!


Ive had madge for years....


Looks lovely from the hallway...



 The plaster stencils are about the only thing im happy with!
They turned out perfect...





My chandeliers electrics are needing redone..
So I just popped in some oven bake clay to hold the candles in place..


 Found this gorgeous French Brass Vanity Mirror in Hislops second hand shp yesterday...


 Found this wee stick beauty years ago in the charity shops...









Choosing wallpaper for the bedroom has been a nightmare...
Everything I liked cost an absolute fortune..
Anyway I wasnt willing to pay the prices...
I decided on a no cost plaster wallpaper of my own...
Everything needed here I own in my Jiggle Ma Wiggle Studio Shed :/
Plaster..Stencils, Masking Tape.
Im not sure Im finished yet..
May add some more!!!





I found this gorgeous duvet cover in the charity shop yesterday in Hawick...
It was £4.00..
Inspiration strikes...
This is my new colour inspiration for the bedroom updo!
Dont look at anything else nothing goes at the moment!



 
2016
chiffarobe, chifferobe, chiffrobe, chifrobe, and shifferobe.
I got it for £11.00....Bargain!
I love pieces which have lots of storage space.. 
This has replaced my chest of drawers in the bedroom...


Some plaster and handmade tassels...I love it..
I even have space to hang 6 jackets !!!








So Ive finally got the men in to fix the damp wall..
They had to knock the plaster off on one wall..
Replace the damp proof membrane and re-plaster...
What a mess..
So I have had to give the bedroom a wee makeover..:)
Not a full one just a wee one..
I finally paneled the bedroom wall.


This is not the wall that had the dampness..Ive still to paint that one!!!


My chest of drawers was looking rather shabby..
I replaced it with a chifforobe I had bought from the auction last year for...
£11.00...
Supposedly no-one wants brown furniture!!!



 and heres a wee sneak preview...
Check out those knobs!






Im hoping that in 2016 I shall finally panel all my bedroom walls..
Also fix the wiring in the chandalier!
and fix the moldy wall behind the bed! 
and the broken door handle...and...
Maybe find a real iron bed!









Just because Im snap happy...
My painted suitcases in the bedroom...


My doily lampshade I made..


I went to the local skip today to dump some of the rubbish I have acquired over the past few months from decorating the kitchen. In the skip were two lovely lamps. This one I only needed to give a wee wash its bronze antique in colour with a velvet lampshade.

 
My we mum came to visit and decorated one of my bedroom walls...thankyou mum...



Spring clean because mums coming.
Picked her some lovely weeds from the garden
  




Heres a pic of the bedroom when I viewed the house..




 



 I removed the beige carpet and the anaglypta wallpaper.




Gabe having a good sniff at the old carpet lol




Underneath the old carpet I found a hearth in the floor so I knew when I pulled the paper I would have the option to open up a fire in the bedroom whoo hoo...I say yes.... 





The white room




I havent finished the fireplace. I am going to frame the inside with some MDF and make it look like wrought iron and chip off the plaster to reveal the brick work on the wall.


you can find the tutorial of the picture frame here...
and a turorial of the firescreen here....


The fire surround was from Ebay. I mixed up some white emultion with a tint of black to give me this nice grey colour...I painted the fireplace with a coat of white first, then a coat of black and then I painted the top coat with my mix and then sanded back lightly.








The walls and floor are all done. Had to move the furniture back in just now because the house was starting to look like paddys market!!!! This is the bit I love designing the bedroom but im not sure yet what I am going to do with it..will start on all the paneling soon...







I was needing a sewing space and these wardrobes where taking up far too much space, so I broke up one of the wardrobes and used it for shelving for my new sewing are.



I still have to paint the wardobe and shelves.