The Painted Hive Master Bedroom

Update: Check out how my bedroom has evolved! View more recent posts here.

Some interesting wall angles and the need for tonnes of storage really dictated the design for our master bedroom. Function and budget were high priorities so I decided to work ‘pretty’ around ‘practical’. The neutral palette combines loads of natural texture with vintage elements for a relaxed yet fresh feel. While there are still a few additions I’m considering I’m pretty happy with how it’s coming along. I’m also waiting to put some finishing touches on the built-in robe doors and will share the after pics of them soon too.

So, here’s the floor plan just to give you an idea of the room’s weird shape (BED 1)…

And here’s the space before (cringe!)…

Well, that was after we already simplified the canvas by painting out the green walls and brown trim (Dulux Chalk USA on the walls, Dulux White Watsonia on the trim), replacing the dirty old carpet and removing the completely translucent ultramarine blue curtains!

If you’ve been following this makeover from the beginning, aside from being incredibly patient), you should also recognise a fair bit of the decor.

Pretty much all of the furnishings have been thrifted, bought on clearance or hand-made and every piece of furniture in the room is second-hand. To avoid a massively lengthy post I’ll cover each refurb in more detail in separate upcoming posts.

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Just Because…

…here’s a little collection to swoon over.

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Linen Grain Sack Pillow Giveaway Winner!

As chosen by random.org the lucky winner is number 123.

Congratulations to Jill of The Virginia House.

Your prize will be headed your way shortly.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I was truly overwhelmed by the response – you guys totally rock!

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Tea Cart Sheet Music Revamp

Although I must admit I don’t actually have any tea trolleys in my home (hmmm, that might need to change) I do just love them. So when I spied this little guy on the curb I knew he’d be coming straight home with me.

I gotta say that he did kinda just sit around for a while at first. I was waiting for him to ‘tell’ me just what he wanted to become and eventually he did lean over and whisper in my ear, “Make me a girl. I wanna be all dressed-up in vintage cream and sweet sepia sheet music”.

Well, who am I to argue?

So, I got to cleaning and sanding, priming, painting and glazing decoupaging and sealing.

And eventually she emerged….

I love the original rusty old castors.

For that added little touch I covered the dowel hand rail with sheet music too.

I think he, oh…I mean she is much happier now!

 

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Client Consultation…Tiny Living Room Solution

Now, I don’t mean to sound immodest (truly ruly :-) though I consider interior spatial planning one of my design strengths and it certainly came in handy when I was contacted by Jana who was after some fresh inspiration for her teeny-tiny living room.

At around 10×10 feet/3×3 meters (and with three doorways plus two windows competing for precious wall space too) a clever layout solution was certainly called for.

Here’s the room before…

Jana wanted a fresh, comfortable space where her young family could hang out together, watch TV and relax.

I came up with three alternate floor plans for Jana and themed each one differently to give her a few style options. Though each style is paired with a particular floor plan in my renderings, obviously they can be adapted to suit any of the layouts.

Concept Plan 1
Concept Plan 2
Concept Plan 3

All very different though all very do-able!

And here’s part of Jana’s sweet response…

“First off, wow!! Thank you so much! We love your vision and the different ideas. So far we are loving Concept 2. We like the conversation area (furniture arrangement) and the different pieces. Concept 1 is nice too!
We can’t stop looking at them all and checking online for pieces that will work in the room.
Thank you for all your hard work as I know our space is a challenge. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you for making our space feel more like us!!
Greatly thankful,
Jana”

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