Thursday, 20 June 2013


I don't know about you, but my house is usually a mess . Books , pets and work everywhere .I usually slap a paint on , hope it will last, then get on with more interesting creative stuff like craft projects and goodness knows what else.
Cooking. Eating. Walking my dogs. Designing .
I am just too busy to paint and clean the outside and to worry about if the bedroom has the right kind of look right now. 

These blue walls which you can see, I had for at least the last 10 years.
But, of course, in the meantime those walls got more and more ropey ( and mouldy) and the curtains weren't that great anymore either.
So when I got a call that my house was so pretty and could people come to take photographs, I really had
to get something going. Like cleaning . Painting.And making curtains and all those other things to make a
room pretty.

Here's some pictures to show you the stuff I did.
 I painted all the walls a sort of beigey ( self mixed ) colour , upholstered a footstool in a matching fabric, and made some  curtains which I designed and handprinted myself

The beige was dull as ditchwater so I decided to stencil something on top of it, inspired by Rockett St George's " Wild Meadow " wallpaper

It helps you to not to slash your wrists out of sheer beigey boredom .

I had some built-in cupboards with some plain white doors which had defeated me for the last then years so did a sort of Orangery style stencil on it.Not sure if this is the perfect solution but it will have to do for now.

I stapled some green-and white ticking around a hideous headboard I found,.. and painted a blanket box and side table pale green ( also a mix of paints I still had so don't aks me the name of the paint as it's just a fluke ).

Is life too short for house -makeovers ??
It practically always is.But if you hurry and speed up with the painting and don't spend too much time on the whole thing and what -have you, you are pleasantly surprised every morning you wake up.
"Heck" , you think" where the devil am I ? O, crikey it's my own house!" And then you think of the whole day you spend cleaning the walls before you could paint them , turn around in bed once more and try forget  all about that bit .Because that is the part you really don't want to remember .
Anyhow, enjoy  the pictures.I may show some more.

O. and the dogs are certainly relieved it's all over.
Have a great rest of the week, people!




Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
You are such a worker bee and it's almost like you accomplished 'Mission Impossible!'
Guess your interview with photos will turn out fabulous and for the rest of you life you have some great memory of your design efforts + sweat. You can feel very proud; at least I am mighty proud of you as a sweet friend!

Thea said...

Jeetje je hebt wel een boel gedaan.Ik hoop dat ik het allemaal goed begrepen heb.Gewoon 2 x lezen...dan snap ik het meeste wel. Kreeg de pagina niet vertaald.Jammer dat je niet ook in het Nederlands schrijft!!

Ik ben benieuwd wanneer je huis in dat tijdschrift verschijnt!Of nee, dat ik niet het juiste woord...ik ben stik nieuwsgierig!!!

Liefs Thea ♥