Monday, 15 July 2013

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot...

Hello All,
How was your weekend?
Here in the UK it was reported to be the hottest weekend of the year so far, I don't do well in the heat and spent the weekend inside in my north facing craft room and kitchen trying to keep cool!
Hearing that it was going to be a scorcher of a weekend I decided to decorate my craft room as I knew I wouldn't want to be out in the heat for long.
The first project was my large white cupboard, very useful for storage but very uninspiring to look at.
I've been collecting wallpaper samples for a couple of years now, originally I was going to paste them onto the wardrobe in our bedroom, but then we inherited different furniture. Instead I thought they'd look colourful on these doors. I made the decision to do random placement, which is really hard for me to do as I am a bit obsessed with symmetry to put it mildly! It took a lot longer than I anticipated but I eventually finished it Sunday morning. There are a couple of bits I'm not mad about but I'm sure I'll get used to it!
The frame will eventually be painted with Cooking Apple Green paint.  I also painted one wall with Green Ground. I've decided to do one wall at a time in here. 
I wasn't sure about going with a darker colour as we had white before and it is a dark room, but so far I'm really pleased with it. The small door will be (hopefully) papered with left over wallpaper from our bedroom and the radiator cover will be painted in my favourite green for woodwork, Calke Green.
We (I) also decided that as we'd had to empty the kitchen for work to be done on the ceiling we'd paint the walls in there too! For this room I chose Soft Sunlight paint and I am going to wallpaper one wall in pale yellow polka dot. The roman blinds need replacing due to water damage from the leak but I've yet to find a fabric I like. This does now mean we have three rooms 'in progress' so I really need to get moving, especially as in a weeks time Mr. B and myself have the week off to decorate our bedroom!
Have a great week!


  1. I love what you're doing with the room! I paper patched my kitchen bookshelves very recently, and like you I wasn't sure I could deal with the whole 'randomness' of the patchwork, but I happily blogged away about it, beacause I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The doors look so cheery now, dont they? Love the shades of green you've chosen... Chrissie x

  2. Your efforts are really paying off already! It'll be hard work to decorate so many rooms, but I bet it's lovely to have fresh new rooms. Especially at this time of year :)

  3. Wow you've been so busy. I love the papered cupboard, it looks wonderful. I really like the sound of the polka dot wallpaper. I hope you manage to get lots done on your week off. I always spread the mess around the house when I'm decorating one room. Good luck.
    Ali x

  4. I love the patchwork paper door! It really looks great.
    M x

  5. Your cupboard looks brilliant. I must put my wallpaper samples to good use.
    I like the look of the cooking Apple green on the chart.
    You certainly have been busy in this heat! brilliant work x


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