Thursday, October 16


This was the first room we decorated when we moved here in 1991. We had a dado rail fitted but to be honest we didn't get the height correct.

Our house was built in 1956, an ex-Police house. The 50's doors were replaced with your average colonial doors still popular today. Last year all the doors were revamped by re-positioning the handles and door furniture. They were also painted white.



Landing before.....

and after.....
the door to the left of the photo is the second bedroom. Door to the right is 3rd bedroom, Jon uses this as his office/ to be tackled.

I must admit I look at any doors now as I feel with such a design the handles have to be in this position. Strictly speaking the dado rail should be around the same height as the handle and ours are too high. If they had been in the correct position we may have considered keeping it, but the room needs re-plastering so we are removing it and going for the same style we have through the rooms we have revamped.

The wallpaper has certainly aged - stains have started coming through from the original wallpaper paste but 20 odd years is good going.

Yesterday I was looking at wardrobes and measuring up - hence the various scribbles on the wallpaper so I could envisage where the wardrobe would fit.

In the end I went with this one from Argos. The dimensions are Height 2060mm Width 1490mm and Depth 580mm.

Reduced too to £183.99 - Delivered Tuesday November 18th.
I want the room to be clutter-free because after all the view is what it's all about!


  1. I like your choice of wardrobe. Can't wait to see your finished room. It must be very satisfying getting another room how you want it.

    1. Thanks Ann - yes wardrobe is very practical - Jon will sort it out! lol!

  2. Revamping is always better when it's finished! LOL That view is to die for!

  3. You know the real estate quote ... location, location, location or just look at that view !
    Really like the new wardrobe.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Not quite sure where you get your energy from! Did the plants settle in OK?

  5. Wish I had all your energy!
    Glad you got rid of all that yellow! What a difference.
    Love your view from that bedroom window.
    I loved the row of teddies in the last post!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

  6. I love the idea of a clutter free room too...hopefully with the winter heading closer we may get some time to decorate and de clutter too.

  7. a Police house. So Sting used to live there?

  8. You always amaze me with your Do it yourself attitude and energy.
    I sit and dream and seem to get absolutely no where....I guess age and finances are a bit of an excuse...(:0)

  9. It looks so light and bright now D it's going to be great when it's done - and that view! I'd just want to look out the window all day!


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.