The Bedroom Changeabout (Part 2)

Yesterday I showed you the work-in-progress shots from our big weekend project to swap our bedrooms about. So today here are a few shots of the finished rooms.

There is still a bit to do, but generally, everything is now where we want it and we’re all much happier.

I have treated myself to one of these for a bit of R&R if and when I finally get around to taking a bath in the evening (the bathroom runs the length of the bed head wall in the shot below). And I will eventually get used to not having a bedside table (the shot below was taken from the bedroom doorway and the door opens in to the right so no room for anything next to this side of the bed).

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The wall ledge with the pictures on is actually a blocked up fireplace which was decommissioned when the cottage was renovated. It makes for an odd-shaped room but a handy ledge (even if it does slope downwards rather keenly).

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The new chest of drawers was meant to go lengthways in the alcove but it was just 1cm too wide to fit. I think it looks fine here though. I didn’t manage to break the TV during the move - oh how I hate a television in the bedroom but my husband would probably expire if I ever suggested removing it.

And I found a good spot for last week’s purchase, the pigeon holes. I picked these up from my local antique & reclamation place for a fraction of the price this very similar one sells for - bargain!

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This is the view from the other side of the room (the doorway is to the left of this shot). It’s beautifully light in this corner - changing rooms has coincided with the lighter mornings and we have a great view of deer grazing in the fields beyond our house.

In Louis’ new room the re-assembled bunk beds fit into the corner well. Putting the side bars back on the top bunk reminded me what a pain in the bum making the bed is in bunk beds, but as Louis is eight now, I figure bed making is well within his remit…

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I’d quite like an underbed storage truckle rather than this assortment of boxes but that will have to wait for another pay day I think.

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And I’m really pleased with the desk. I was worried it was going to be a bit too small but I picked up this vintage Ercol chair this morning from the aforementioned (and much loved) local antique shop and it fits perfectly. The colour on the chair is very serendipitously Annie Sloan’s Louis Blue chalk paint. Hehehe, I love coincidences like that. Had no clue when I bought it this morning but the shop stocks her paint range so I googled the colour just now…

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A few planets, a light-up moon and some glow-in-the-dark stars for him to look at from his top bunk.

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And finally, I’m also really pleased with the map. I had one on my mood board for this room. This is actually a sheet of wrapping paper which I picked up for a couple of pounds and framed with double-sided tape in an existing Habitat frame we had knocking about. Result!

So there you go - sorry about the rubbish pictures, I haven’t had my photography groove on today. Hope you have enjoyed this little wander around our rearranged middle floor.