Category Archives: back bedroom

It’s the small jobs that take the time?

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Moving things along so can really get to the remaining internal spaces and then have a go at the outer face, but there’s plenty of jobs to do first.

They are various and today’s challenge was to make the fourth wall for the boys’ bedroom.

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Copying the dining room fourth wall layout, (lower half of photo) this time with a bought in, original watercolour painting.  As the other pictures in this bedroom have a basic frame I needed to mock one up to more or less match with them though I went for a lighter shade for the wood.

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View through the bedroom window of the first offering up of the wall to the rest of the room – hump of blanket tent at the bottom of the picture 😉

There’s just a little more fiddling to do with this and then it’s the checking of the wallheads to see if they are reasonably level so ceilings can go on I think.

Only a little bit today

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Mostly touching up bits of woodwork and cleaning off any debris.

Sorted out a few things though

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The lamp is a Heidi Ott pink shade but I painted it yellow and is, at present just running on a square battery until it gets fully wired in.
Does help make the room look cheery and, when the ceiling light goes in they should work nicely together.

More bedroom …

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Time to make the beds up with suitable bits of fabric.  Each bed came with a mattress which I’ve decided to use so it’s just a case of wrapping them in various bits of cloth one way or another.

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The mattresses for both beds are a bit thin but this is the overall result of holding in place with loose stitching.
It also means that, when you want something different it can all be easily released with no extra marks to the bed frames or mattresses
The sheets are odd scraps of reclaimed cotton, the blanket is from an old coat lining and the tight waffle bedspread is a piece from an elderly, much shrunk tea towel

Meanwhile, when no one is looking

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You turn your back and this happens.
Not very 1950s but I do so like these pipe cleaner bears 🙂

Tent building

This is a clothes horse tent, by which I mean a blanket thrown over an H frame two-piece clothes horse made from a Jane Harrop kit.  It’s a great size and shape but very light and fragile.  I’ve given it a scrap of its own carpet (stuck to its outer legs) in order to hold it open as otherwise, when you put the blanket on it just folds up.

Other bits added

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Stepping even further back to check that the colours/tones are OK with room below

 

 

Last bedroom rebuild

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Take the paste brush in your left hand

Re-motivation has been a little lacking of late but with a push from behind the decorating is mostly done and it’s time to put everything in place.

On your marks, get set

This room seems to have a pseudo Enid Blyton Famous Five manner and I can’t seem to influence it much.  I imagine the two young boys probably look as if they’ve come straight out of an illustration from one of the books, though I see them as being younger than those characters.  So be it; its personality has definitely moved out of my control.

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Couldn’t quite recall how I’d wanted to place the rugs but here goes.
The flooring flap/cover on the right will be under the chest of drawers but it gives access to the button for the battery LED in the dining room fire below

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There are books and pictures in place along with the electric fire and a clock

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Overall what we have so far is this. (The train may yet go somewhere else in here)
The beds need dressing, the door finishing off and putting in place while the tent and further adornments have to be added to bring a little more life to the room.