Monday, 19 July 2010

I Love my Recycled Bedroom

OH decided we would re-decorate our bedroom......or more exactly......decorate it......it hadn't been done since we moved here 3 years ago......and it did need doing!!!.....it was dire.....so dire........that I dare not show any 'before we started' photos.
But as it hadn't been planned.....and little 'spare' cash floating around.....it was done on a budget......or basically recycled!!
  1. The paint on the walls [which is actually pale cream] was left over from painting the hall.
  2. The woodwork paint was found in the shed....left by the previous owner!!
  3. The curtains were bought months ago for £10 in Roseby's closing down sale.
  4. The carpet.....hmmmm........that's a story to itself.......bought new when we decorated the lounge 2 1/2 years ago....laid 1 week before xmas......on Xmas Eve Stella [then a puppy] chewed a hole in the doorway while we were out [please note that she did live to tell the tale!].....insurance paid to replace it and offered to 'sell' us back the original for £15....we knew it would fit the bedroom......jumped at the chance.......so it's lived in the roof  since......and now graces the bedroom floor.
We bought 2 bargain rolls of wallpaper for one wall, undercoat for the woodwork and some carpet underlay.....total cost.....including 3. and 4. above.....under £100.
I still need to slightly adjust the new curtains.......and maybe add some applique flowers to them........but I absolutely love my recycled bedroom........though I have spotted a gorgeous co-ordinating rug in Argos......and some candles....and!!!!!!!!!!!
And, of course, I need to make some 'artwork' for the walls.
I'm now going to take a few days break from blogging.........enjoy yourselves.......catch up with you all later.

37 comments:

Lori said...

Way to be thrifty, I love it when I can save money and am always on the hunt for a great deal, and doing it yourself is always so rewarding, it looks smashing!

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Jacky, I love your choice of colours for you bedroom, and wow those windows are beautiful ... well done on the recycling, it's good to try and use whatever you can :) xx And enjoy your blogging break.. I will be doing that too soon xxx

Cheri said...

It's so wonderful when you can make a major transformation for next to nothing! Great job!

pinky said...

Excellent makeover and great bargains, you should be on TV lol. Its all very fresh and relaxing looking. Enjoy your wee break.
Pinky

Kathyk said...

Looks and sounds perfect, especially if it was even half as DIRE as you reckon!!! ENJOY

Kathyk

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - so many of my blog friends are redecorating. We'll do DD's bedroom when she gets back.
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

i love it when a project comes together. that wallpaper is beautiful, very relaxing and calming colours and the duvet design blends in so well. i love the thrifty paint jobs u managed and the curtains, will be interesting to see what they look like when u applique on them. congrats and hope ur nights are restful
Jo xxxx

Shirley said...

Wow! Jackie how amazing your room looks.If you fancy doing another one i will send you my address ha ha.


Shirley

humel said...

WOW! It looks gorgeous, makes me want to go straight upstairs and redo my bedroom....

Enjoy your break xx

Deb said...

It's beautiful, Jacky! Our bedroom is next on my list - after my husband forgives me for the floor tile project he's in the middle of!

Becky said...

Just love your wallpaper, it's gorgeous!

Amy said...

Jacky all this DIY is contagious - your room looks fantastic! Have a great break, enjoy the time unplugged ..... take lots of photos though :-)

Cheryl said...

Love it jacky you should be on 60 minute makeover lol it looks so fresh and relaxing well done you x

S said...

Looks fabulous - very retreat-like. I find "artwork" and accessories can be the hardest part of any remodel but also the most fun. Good luck on finding (or making) whatever embellishments you decide on for your room.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful window in your bedroom! I think it's great that you recycled items.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I do love a bargain & that wallpaper is stunning!! Can't wait to see what artwork you create for the walls!

Abi said...

This is lovely Jacky! Doing things under budget is always exciting and..you feel you can splash out on something else..(or I always do!) xxx

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Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your bedroom! It looks like such a peaceful place to rest! beautiful! Thank you for the kind words on my blog! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Denise said...

Just catching up on blog hops, I love the makeover, makes me want to do some of mine x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Its a triumph Jackie. Just goes to show what you can achieve doesn't it. I LOVE that wallpaper. If it wasn't already stuck to the wall I'd be racing over to recycle it on my own walls.... LOL

Lx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Its a triumph Jackie. Just goes to show what you can achieve doesn't it. I LOVE that wallpaper. If it wasn't already stuck to the wall I'd be racing over to recycle it on my own walls.... LOL

Lx

Sarpreet said...

like what you have done so far

Stephanie said...

It looks fabulous - that wallpaper is stunning! & all on a budget too? you should do it for a living Jacky :) xxx

alexa said...

Frugal is fabuloua! Hope you enjoy a blogging break and can luxuriate on your new surroundings!

SarahLP said...

Wow your new bedroom looks lovely - and so satisfying to have done it so thriftily! Feel inspired to tackle some recycled decorating round here too.. we have the whole house to do so will have to be cheap!

Enjoy your break :)

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Rachel B said...

It's gorgeous Jackey, such pretty wallpaper.

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SallyB said...

Hello there Jacky....Lots of oriental fans!!!
The wallpaper is lovely and it's even better when you know that you haven't spent ooodles of cash! I hardly ever buy anything full price these days...there are so many sales and bargains out there.
I love recycling things as well.
I recently changed my daughters bedroom curtains into blinds and pelmet...It took me two evenings and they look so much better. I'm looking forward to some crafting time now but I am loving being back at work and the job is going really well. Really love being paid now after all the volunteering and studying with the NVQ! Just not sure how long it will last. I have put my name down to do Inset days etc so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will keep me on after my contract expires...Hope you are enjoying the holiday and chat to you soon!

Sian said...

Jacky, your bedroom looks brilliant!

I hope you are enjoying your break and come back refreshed and ready for your new grand daughter in September. Very exciting!

Many thanks again for the beautiful card..it's definitely a keeper :)

furrypig said...

what a fab bedroom makeover and on a brilliant budget! enjoy making your artwork xxx

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Karen said...

I love the colors you chose--so relaxing. You'd think you'd done it all deliberately instead of with what you had. It came together beautifully.