After explaining some new additions to my wardrobe last week, I thought I’d share something a little different!
I moved house for the first time in my life back in August and I’ve explained a little about changes in my life since moving. So now I thought I’d share a few changes my family and I have made to the house.
When we moved in the house was very bare, all walls were plain white and it was a blank canvas. This seemed like a good thing initially but we soon found ourselves falling into the trap of not knowing what to add as everything looked to clean and there was no inspiration. I’m very particular about my own space so I set to work quite quickly on improvements. My old room followed a clean grey and white theme so obviously this translated into the new room. I already knew I wanted to keep most of my white walls and furniture, adding in colour and style with decoration. I added a grey black out blind, and a mid grey wall where the headboard of my bed, and desk are.
I brought my white desk and chest of drawers with me but in my old room I used a built in cupboard for a wardrobe. I am now using my parents old wardrobe as theirs are built in but I wasn’t keen on having an oak coloured piece of furniture in my crisp new room..
So here’s what I did…
This is my wardrobe to begin with, I’ve always thought it’s a nice style with lots of room and very sturdy wood. Plus the style goes well with my other furniture… just not the colour.
I used a sugar soap solution to give the wood a good scrub and get any unwanted varnish or dirt off (this wardrobe is at least 15 years old).
I’m quite an impatient gal and I didn’t want my wardrobe out of action and making my room messy for too long so I got the hairdryer out to help dry any wet patches from scrubbing.
I used this chalk paint that I picked up from Homebase in the colour ‘Flint’.
I really loved this colour to compliment my other furniture and furnishings. I applied two coats and between coats it only took an hour or so to dry which was great.
Next I added these knobs to the doors and single drawer, which I picked up from Dunelm. They are inexpensive and add just a little bit of sparkle – plus they are very similar to the ones used on both my chest of drawers and my desk.
My final finishing touch was this cute studded rose gold heart that I found in Home Sense (best home shop ever!). I am actually yet to finish off the wardrobe with a coat of finishing wax as I was waiting until I have some time off work to get lots of decoration done around the house.
Hopefully this is something a little different and you’ve enjoyed reading, I intend to do many more posts about how I decorate and little things that add a lot.
Let me know what you think!