Monday, 7 July 2008

cosy to crisp

Our bedroom is done. Saturday was painting, stroll to the Oldtown for a refreshment break. Paint again. Make some strawberry ice cream. Paint again (damn that grey paint) camp out in the lounge over night while the fumes dispersed. Sunday was spent rearranging everything, gathering a few more "manish" pieces of furniture from around the house, the husband has been girled out over the years and as my taste has slowly evolved too we are trying a more masculine style. Well thats the theory, I am a girl and my possessions seem to confirm this. Hence the dusting of sequins and fairy lights.
We found this old G-plan side board out on our street with a "please take" sign stuck on it and we have swapped the two white painted chests of drawers for darker wood ones. Now it feels like a completely new room. I made up these new bedside lights with bits and pieces from the lighting shop that I used to work in. I also scrambled to put the banner over the bed while the husband brushed his teeth in the bathroom. Couldn't resist a bit of flair.

How was your weekend?

11 comments:

Cathy said...

What a transformation! It looks fab, and I love the banner and the lights. It looks like a great place to relax.
Cathy XX

hrsj said...

you pulled it together beautifully!
i like how you sneaked in the flair while he was brushing his teeth, you're so funny!

sofia barĂ£o said...

wow white is beautiful and turns anything brighter and bigger, love love your bedroom :)

Lobster and swan said...

Thank you, when we started I was like oh no I'm not sure, but I loved it once we put everything back.

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, that is amazing!!! the banner makes it just perfect. was your husband happy when he saw it? :) xoox

design for mankind. said...

OMG I LOOOOOOOVE IT! :)

Lobster and swan said...

Hi Joanna, he just laughed, I get my own way at home, he spoils me.

Until he starts shopping for man stuff what choice does he have!

Lobster and swan said...

thank you Erin ; )

RO.MA. said...

ahhh love love love the lights! all the amazing things one can do with lighting is so awesome! :)

lottie said...

what a lovely blog you have.
and what a great find that sideboard was - that's the sort of pavement find i dream of. alas my neighbours don't seem to have such good taste!

Jackie said...

Thats the trouble with F&B..the beautiful historic colours have horrible historic smells.
But I love them. From 'Mouse's back' to 'dead salmon...'