I think it’s a good idea to do a quick recap. Sometimes even I forget just how awful our French house was when we bought it. So this blog post is a simple before and after round up. No, you’re welcome.
Our kitchen on the day we moved in – nice huh?
Varde units from Ikea and crockery from my parents and local brocant markets.
This was where we slept for about six months – the futon I bought in Australia when I was 24 and living there – its travelled to here via LA, Newcastle and London.
Mirror from ebay and light fitting was here originally! Wallpaper is Laura Ashley Josette.
Still one of my have makeovers. Walls Cornforth White from Farrow and Ball and bathroom from a local discount bathroom supplier. Extras from local Brocante.
Downstairs guest bedroom
This is actually ‘after’ quite a bit of cleaning up and painting. Don’t have a truly ‘before’ pic but you get the idea
Ta da! Bed from Ikea. Curtains made by me! Everything else brocante or local market.
Kids sitting room
The kids have a room of their own! Sofa was found in a skip and recovered with John Lewis fabric. Walls are Farrow and Ball Parma Grey.
Can you see why we bought the place? nope, me either….
Because I knew it could look like THIS! Walls are Earhbourne Paints Bandstand. Lights from BHS and everything else from local brocante markets. Table from our friend Steve who has a great Brocante in Aignan.
Again this is a mid way makeover pic – don’t have true befores. Our friend James’s stripped the wallpaper from the walls in here as it was too disgusting to even go in with it on apparently. Thanks James.
The boys chose the colour – its a Dulux red can’t remember the name. Bedding is Cath Kidston.
My dressing room/spare bedroom
Ready for the arrival of my god-daughter! Bed Ikea and towels from Matalan!
Letting the rain in….
Paint is Earthbourne Bandstand (leftover from dining Room) Tiles are from Topps Tiles and called Henley
Our ‘rat run’ home to lots of furry friends
Not yet finished but looking better right? Walls are Calamine by Farrow and Ball and lights are Graham and Green.
So there you have it. We do also have a few ‘sub rooms’ which are small bedrooms attached to the other rooms which we’ve painted and thrown some beds in plus we have a very basic utility room. ANd then we have two of these…..
Attics – one day will be two VERY large bedrooms with ensuites!
But that’s definitely for another blog post. How do you think we’re doing so far?