Whilst we were waiting on the building warrant we decided to make a start on some of the bedrooms. One of the walls in our bedroom has some wallpaper on top of artex which had to be removed before we could get the room plastered. Once it was removed we found where there had been an old fireplace and much to our delight the original bell push was still there!

Bell Push

Our bedroom had artex on every wall, a throw back to 1970’s, and it looked awful! Two coats of plaster and voila it’s looks fabulous, I love the smooth walls.






Bedroom Cupboard

One of the things that we fell in love with when we came to view our house was the many original features. The inner front door has some beautiful original stained glass, the toilet under the stairs has a stained glass sash window and we have a very beautiful cupboard in our bedroom with original stained glass.

No.105 - Main Bedroom Cupboard

The previous owner of our house had for some reason decided to add some bathroom tiles to the inner walls of our bedroom cupboard and it looked awful!

Bedroom Cupboard 2

Last weekend I decided that I’d had enough of looking at the bathroom tiles and decided to try and renovate the cupboard. I managed to remove the tiles and sanded down the wood on the inside of the cupboard. As soon as I had applied the first coat of paint the cupboard was transformed 🙂 You can now see the stained glass properly, it stands out beautifully against the cream background.

Bedroom Cupboard 3

There’s such a difference between the before and after pictures 🙂

Bedroom Cupboard 4

I now love waking up every morning and looking at our beautiful cupboard 🙂 As for the artex on the walls, well that’s a different story! 😦