The weather here has taken a turn for the worse again here so I thought I would take some time and photograph my bedroom.
The walls were a blue/white before, the're now white and this has made the room feel fresher and brighter.
The bed skirt the little lace cushion and the crochet throw were all dyed using Dylon Antique Grey, I got the idea from Atlanta Bartlett's book, Pale and Interesting, its such a great way of updating linens, although I found large objects like sheets went patchy but the smaller items dyed really well.
This stripped pine Victorian door which I found recently inspired the look of my bedroom, it fits perfectly. Initially I intended to paint it white but when it was hung I liked the contrast to the white walls and it reminded me of the rustic prairie interiors I love at the moment:- The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell and Fifi O'Neill's book Romantic Prairie Style. So I carried on with that theme using things I already had around the house.
I made the pajama bag from material found in my linen stash and again dyed using Dylon Antique Grey but for some reason this turn a lighter shade.
Love this little handmade straw bag I got from a car boot sale for 50p I use it to store magazines.
I found these books when I was out shopping and ran for cover out of the rain into a book shop, the shop smelt of old books and the owner was playing the Beach Boys on the sound system, I spent a lovely half hour in there choosing these, staying dry and enjoying the music :).
This is a stopper for a french perfume bottle.
This tiny stool is the perfect size for this spot, anything else would obstruct the cupboard door and it was found in my shed, I think its an old bar stool, I just took off the eighties pad and cover to reveal a rustic top, I then painted the legs white.
This lovely rose is from my garden and is called 'Iceberg', it has a pleasant delicate scent that's just right for the bedroom.
I wish I had took a before of this old pine wardrobe because it was literally in bits. This for me was a good thing as living in a small cottage where the stairs are very narrow and turn a sharp corner at the top meant that anything large dosn't fit upstairs, in the past I have had to make do with built-in units or flat pack furniture, which is not really for me. So when I saw this in my local junk shop for £50 I knew it was perfect for the bedroom, even though I never actually saw what it looked like till it was slotted together.