It is absolutely amazing to see what some paint and the correct lighting can change a space, and that is what I would like to show you today!
It is time to show the second bedroom, mine and Tota's!
This is the view from the bedroom out to the hallway and to the kitchen there across. So what the previous owners did, was to add and extra storage, drawer unit to the kitchen which meant the "box" is stored inside this bedroom. Seeing as this "bedroom" wasn't really used as such at their time here, this is understandable. But we needed every cm to be able to fit a double bed in here, so we began with a total removal of everything!
That left us with a little blank canvas to work with, and yes, the room was tiny!
Here, behind the door, you can see where the drawer unit used to be.
We made all our own cushioncovers, blankets and throws and here I am sourcing through the leftover cut-off pile.. we have loads of those!
Rounded up the corners and the brilliant seamstresses we have sew a black edge trim we had lying around!
This lovely piece we found at a flea market, totally cheap, totally awesome! Polished it a bit to get a grip and then we gave it a base coat and lacquer plus a funky little door knob.
The IKEA stool we also found at a second hand store and thought it would fit perfectly on the other side of the bed, a bit lighter then the wonderful storage cube and fitted the function perfectly!
The dresser was in Maria's storage space somewhere.. use everything you can, right?!
And here it is, ready and wonderful! It is a bit darker then Maria's room you can see here:
But that is how it was always meant to be, you see the house leads you from lighter rooms (hallway, bathroom and first bedroom) to the darker, more open spaces.. (kitchen, dining and living). We find the contrast to give the rooms some added interest and depth.
The corner light ball also came with the house and now it fits perfectly in the corner above the stool, so light and fresh!
The bed also came with the cottage, it's only 120cm wide and we were sure it would be way to small to fit us both. But you know what, its just fine and we sleep like lambs in it! (plus the mattress isn't to soft so we don't hurdle to the centre like bowling balls! - this is a great fortune you know!)
If you remember you inspiration post for the summerhouse bedrooms, we showed this picture here below. It really became the main inspiration for this room!
The images above the bed, the green tone and the low and cosy lighting! Love it, love it, love it all!
We also love the fact that the wall paint colour actually changes slightly according to which items are in the room. By decorating with couple of green accent points, the pillows, pictures and decorative pieces, the wall colour looks a bit greener.. just perfect for this room!
Whereas we couldn't fit a cabinet in here, we used the dresser and two long panels of hooks.. plus a little curtain rod for the blankets.. you know, for during the night!
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