This week our mini house projects are taking a mini break as we’ve embarked on a slightly more ambitious project and have been giving our third bedroom a lick of paint.
The only room in the house that doesn’t have decades of paint-caked-on-wallpaper-caked-on-paint-caked-on-wallpaper to contend with, it’s still taken us a while to get round to doing anything with it but having had guests to stay at the weekend it made me realise just how grubby the walls were and the pale pink clashed horribly with our lovely sofa bed.
Here are some pictures of the room when we moved in (and check out that light fixture they left behind…!)
This poor room has been designated our “multi-purpose” room and has been everything from a dumping ground to a laundry room as well as housing Pete’s mammoth CD collection, all my stock for DaisychainBaby and various other odds and ends.
The first little bit of work we did was quite soon after we moved in when we had all the light switches moved from their position behind the doors, to being on the proper side as you walked in the room. We since worked out that at some point in the house’ history, the doors had switched positions making it look as though the light switches were now in the wrong place when in fact it was the doors but hey ho. The work was done, leaving this ugly exposed infill (the same in the living room, dining room and other spare bedroom too!)
Little by little though we have started clearing the room and trying to give it some kind of identity, knowing that it wouldn’t be a designated guest bedroom since we’ll use the other spare room for that.
We bought a lovely sofa bed from Multiyork (which was a bit of an interesting process, you can read about it here) that looks out onto the garden at the back, and also picked up a storage unit for my stock from IKEA so it’s no longer a dumping ground of bags and boxes.
We want to replace the carpet with a new floor and fix all the holes and squeaky boards underneath, as well as replacing the skirting boards. The window is also on the “to-do” list along with shutters to match the front of the house but there’s no rush, it will happen eventually.
So for the last two nights after work, we’ve been settling down to paint and have been making good progress. As always, Dulux Brilliant White is the go-to for temporary fixes around the house, we’re not sure how much mess and disruption will be caused by taking up the carpet and ripping off the skirting boards so this is the perfect solution.
Here’s a little peep at the white where I’ve been cutting in, I’ll save the finished result for next Wednesday’s post but needless to say it’s already looking so much cleaner and fresher.
How quickly do you get a whole room finished? I’d love to see some inspiration.