Sunday, 3 October 2010

Finally!! The Bedroom is Finished!!!

I know I've already given you a few tasters along the journey of decorating our spare bedroom for when my granddaughter Flic comes to stay. Now admittedly it hasn't been the fastest bedroom makeover. (I started it back in July!!)
But ...
it's done.
The curtains were made from one of two duvet sets that I got half price from Tesco's (Only £4.50 each).

The chest of drawers is one we have had for ages and was painted in Farrow's cream by Farrow & Ball and given new handles purchased from EBay.

The Peter Rabbit cup, saucer and plates belonged to my eldest daughter. She used to collect all things Beatrix Potter and kindly donated these for the new bedroom. The white dog, the monkey and the dark brown bear were also legacies from when my girls were young. The bear with scarf I found in a charity shop yesterday he was only £2.39 and I fell in love with him! The Ladybird shops were also from a charity shop and were only 10p each.

The second duvet set from Tesco was used for it's original purpose. The cushion was made from a panel on a baby quilt that I bought for £1.99 in a charity shop and the background was some of the leftover fabric from the cover I used to make the curtains.

Two framed Beatrix Potter pictures added above the bed.

These were also bought from a charity shop ...

...only £3.50 for the two.

One wall is papered in Cloudywing by Laura Ashley - reduced from £22 a roll to £4.85 a roll. The clock was once again a legacy from one of my daughters.

The desk was given to us by a friend when our girls were young. The chair was left over from a set we used to have in the dining room and was given the Farrow's cream treatment and the seat recovered in some of the fabric left over from the duvet cover used to make the curtains. The blackboard was from the poundshop and the frame is covered with Cath Kidson napkins.

Flic ordered pink glow in the dark stars for her ceiling, so these were duly sourced via EBay. The lampshade was a cheap one from Wilkinsons with some of the butterflies cut out from the wallpaper pasted on the outside and some of the small glow in the dark stars stuck on the outside.

The whole project came in at just under £280, and that included the Edwardian bed (a purchase from EBay) and a new mattress.


  1. I'm sure your grandaugher will love it (I do). Lovely job!

  2. It looks fantastic! I'm sure she'll love it. Well done on finding and making everything on a budget. :) x

  3. What a lovely room, you've done your granddaughter proud. Great idea with the curtains.
    Can't believe you're a granny, you're far too cool! xxx

  4. Oh it's so lovely! The bed is still my favourite thing but I love what you've done with the other pieces of furniture too.

  5. Wow - this looks lovely. What a thoughtful nan you are.

  6. It has worked out beautifully, I love it! I love the price too; I can't believe you did all that for under £300 - will you come do my house next?
    Kandi x

  7. Hi i have follwed your blog for a while now..i have decloaked to say "wow" i love the bedroom...i'm currently doing my 2 little girls room..wallpaper 6 rolls £17(ebay),curtains gorgeous homemade by moi with ikea minnen fabric£12(ebay),paint mixed by yours truly(wilkos white with 3 tester pots of iced pink basically) lots of bits and bobs from garage sale and charity shops..its going to be fab and girly..and all inspired by you and your blog...
    thank you...


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