My favourite guest room, with it’s french Blue antique wallpaper, boasting little cherubs. A beautiful white marble fireplace, painted ceiling and double balcony. I didn't have to do much to get this bedroom looking beautiful. The floor had several beams missing which Nic has finished. My job was to take all the grime off the walls and floors. I left the original paintwork around the skirting and doors but will paint the outside next year where the paint has flaked off. Another big paint job to the furniture, using milk paints and a gold wash to show off the carving and it’s ready! Click onto the page for a slideshow..
The next Bedroom is facing the road side of the house with 2 Juliet balconies .We kept this bedroom more handsome than the rest. The original wallpaper was saved on most walls. The wall with the exposed stone from a long time ago flood has been kept as is, to show the bones of the house, it’s raw beauty. Once the dust and dirt had been washed off the walls and floors and the skirting's and door's had fresh coat's of paint it was ready for our guests. The furniture was found at local markets and auctions.
We have just come back from a 3 month stay in Europe. Mostly to find furniture for our shop, but also to start work on the house. We managed to finish 3 bedrooms and part of the kitchen. We had our first visitors to stay for 2 weeks in June which was so exciting to share our dream with friends. The worst room was tackled first before I ran out of energy! It’s still not finished but at least now it can be slept in. CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A BEFORE AND AFTER SLIDESHOW..