It’s taken over a year to get to this stage, but we’re so happy with how much lighter & brighter it is now (it used to look like this)…
Here’s what we did:
\\ painted walls plain white (my scalloped wall was inspired by a favourite Ferm Living paper & created with potato printing…I used a long spirit level, & drew lines 10cm apart across the wall, and then cut various sized potatoes in half to stamp. To create the longer scallops, I started higher up and pulled the paint down the wall to the line. I mixed black acrylic with the white wall paint as you don’t need a huge amount, but you could use tester pots, or smaller paint pots)
\\ ripped up carpet & painted existing floorboards (we used Farrow & Ball in here, but in terms of usage, I was just as happy with the Wicks floor paint I used in the studio… longevity will be the deciding factor)
painted doors & skirtings (Dulux satinwood) (I added some little colour pops around door frames by cutting some of Caroline’s cute circle stickers in half to echo the scallops on the wall)
painted windowsill tiles (B&Q tile paint was the best)
\\ new bed (I do recommend the bed-it’s great & Boo loves her reading nook, but we had a nightmare sourcing it & lost our first purchase monies due to a dodgy company so source carefully. Don’t necessarily go for the cheapest option & use a credit card/paypal for a chance of getting funds back if needs be!)
updated soft furnishings & textiles, and added shelving
Reading it back, I don’t know why it took us so long to get to this stage, but all the jobs we did are my least favourite & involve mess, so that had quite alot to do with it!
There’s a few little touches I still want to do, but they can wait for now: Boo loves it, and so do we, so we’re happy just to enjoy that for a while for now.
What do think? Are you tempted to try a DIY potato print wall? x