August 09, 2017

INTERIORS | Our Renovation - The Nursery


We spent almost four years (mainly weekends) renovating our Edwardian home.

The nursery was used by the previous owner as the master bedroom, so the furniture made it feel cluttered and small. The room hadn't been decorated for some time; the walls were covered with lining paper and painted lilac and the floorboards were brown.


Before/During:





After:





Before we had Lily I used this room as my studio. We stripped the wallpaper (and in the process uncovered some vibrant shades of paint) and painted the room white. We sanded and varnished the original wooden floorboards and restored the sash window. We also stripped the cast iron fireplace and polished it back to it's former glory.

Once Lily was old enough to move into her own room, we gave it another coat of paint and finished little jobs like painting the hearth and sourcing furniture.

I love how light this room feels, despite being at the back of the house and North-facing. Painting it white really helped to open up the space and also enabled me to add pops of colour with accessories. I started the hand-pieced quilt while I was pregnant and finished it just before Lily's first Birthday.


Source list:
Walls - Dulux Trade Brilliant White Emulsion
Woodwork - Crown Brilliant White Satin
Floor Varnish - Bona
Cot - Ikea
Quilt - Handmade
Cushions - H&M, Zara (past season) and Hannah Madden
Chest of Drawers - Vintage from eBay
Mirror - M&S (past season)
Doll's Bed - Ikea
Radiator - Colona from Homebase


See more of our renovation posts here.
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1 comment:

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