Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bathroom Saga turns to Bedroom Saga!

Before I begin this post, I need to tell you that I changed for some unknown and stupid reason to Google+.
It was a nightmare. I thought it might help to meet new readers but all it did was stop our old friends commenting. Hope all is now back to normal now.
Familiarity can feel comforting - true?

Last Sunday we were returning from having coffee at our friend's home with the great coffee machine - you know him as Coffee Snob. As we were driving home, we discovered that the old furniture warehouse had changed hands and name. I said to Sue, "Do want to check it out". At the same time I thought, every time we've popped in, well in most cases - we've bought something.

This visit was was to prove the theory correct. Sitting there at the back of the warehouse was a full bed (we thought a bed-head only would be nice) and it was just what we had in mind.
Although we purchased it last Sunday, it was only delivered this weekend.
So guess what - now that the bathroom is finished, I have a bedroom project. We can't have a light and breezy style bed in a dark and old style bedroom. Our bedroom was in a sort of peach colour with a dusty green woodwork. There was a wallpaper frieze just under the picture rail - all very charming and of the era I'm told! So, time for a change I'm also told. I'm sure it would have been easier to have painted the bed to match the room, but oh nooooooooo!
Sue wanted a new look. Here we go again, from bathroom saga to bedroom saga. I'm sure it will be inspirational (or boring) for many more future posts at "Melbourne Our Home" - the title is very appropriate I guess with all this make-over!!!

The bed that started a bedroom renovation.
Inspiration from a magazine. We have a bid on eBay for some bedside chest of drawers just like the ones pictured here. It finishes in 3 hours time. The bed is solid timber like this one and the colours of the room will be vivid white timber with Antique (warmish cream) white walls and the ceiling in white/white.
The original colour still on the door. I started on the sanding this weekend which is now finished ready to undercoat.
I kind of liked the initial distressed look on the door surround but I was out voted (again).....
Started the first undercoat to see how it will look later. It will certainly lighten up the room.
So what do you think - not a bad weekends effort, hey!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Leon and Sue,

    In my experience it has to be an absolute first; a husband actually saying to a wife "do you want to check it out" about a SHOP....

    Sue's right. The wallpaper frieze is of an era. I know because we still have some!!

    I like the new look.
    Best wishes.

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    1. Hello Gaynor - good to hear from you.
      Just so you know, I go food shopping, wine shopping, go to markets with Sue but I do stop at clothes shopping.
      I think the new look will be good too.

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    2. Bravo Leon!

      Tim usually gets in the way. However give him a Brico and he is in his element... like a child at Christmas!!

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    3. Hey Gaynor,you are sooo right about the shop thing. As I recall, I said, oh look lets see what its like now, and Leon grumbled, but we always buy something there! Sue

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  2. It sounds like a good plan. The look in the magazine looks like "New England Beach House" or something similar. I like the idea of it and look forward to seeing the finished result.

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    1. Watch this space Craig - I'm on a roll!!!

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  3. and then the bed will move to your new home (when you buy it) and not look right, so you will have to paint all over again Ha ha. Thanks for removing G+ I found it was a nightmare!!
    Take care Diane

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    1. Yes - the new home, well with all this work it may be hard to sell.
      Mind you, some extra cash in the retirement fund would finance our passion for travel.

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  4. I think it will look lovely!

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  5. I'm sure it'll look great! Btw, where do you sleep while you're doing the renovation? :) Martine
    Btw, I almost switched to google+ a few months ago, but stopped the process just in time. Give me good old google anytime! :)

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    1. Well Ladybird, there's a saga on it's own. We have this large living room or what I think they call a reception room. It has an open fire place, bay window and a flat screen TV. We may never move back to the bedroom!!!

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  6. Oh wow, a rummage in an old furniture warehouse, now that is a treat! And it was your suggestion! Love the bed, and I am sure that the room will look fantastic when it is done. Vx

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    1. Hello Vera - Yes Sue has gone quite mad, looking at decorating magazines and websites. She makes a very good "SITE FOREMAN" as well. I'm just the worker.

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