Saturday, 30 August 2008

Just wanted to show the progress of my new master bedroom...still needs decorating but finally getting somewhere....

The wall colour is darker than in it shows in the photos but I'm very happy with how it's all coming together.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Our ensuite is almost finished, just waiting on the shower screen to be fitted so until I have a full "after" photo for you I thought I'd share this little idea for our vanity. I purchased an old pot cupboard and a separate basin for the top.

This is the before of the cupboard which I later decided to paint as it clashed with the tiles. Our plumber just hooked everything up and it is now a proper working basin.

I also got this for our towels to hang on instead of the usual towel rail.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Yes time for a change...and also decided on a whole new name for my blog as I haven't been happy with Shabby Windsor Cottage...originally when I started this blog I was all about Shabby Chic and just loved the style however whilst doing all these renovations and basically getting to start from scratch in some rooms and use what I have in others I have come to discover that I don't actually feel that it is for me...although I do still love to see other people's homes decorated in this style and do have a few elements of Shabby Chic in my home.

I guess I'm just decorating to what I like and mixing it up a little...vintage, french country, cottage whatever takes my fancy and just trying to put it altogether. So hope you like my new look (not sure how long this one will last) and the above makes some sense!

And because I don't like posting without a photo...thought I'd share what my holiday cottage is going to look like one day...he he. These come from the movie The Holiday and this was Kate Winslet's little home. It is a must see movie (even just for the decor!). I know everyone has probably seen these a million times but I love them.

(photos are from Cote De Texas not sure of original source)

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Just gathering ideas for our lounge room. The first picture below is some inspiration for this room.

I had plans to get our existing lounge slip covered, however I just discovered that it would be cheaper for me to buy 2 new ones!

Love the Aubusson style rugs and pillows pictured below, going with the blue tones and I have an existing storage box that I will paint and put little legs on as pictured below and use this for the coffee table. I will also use my existing display cabinet and am on the look out for an old side table/cabinet for an empty corner.

The walls are painted in my new favourite colour, Dulux Hogs Bristle with White Watsonia above the picture rail.

(source unknown sorry)

Antoinette Needlepoint


Antoinette Needlepoint

Sunday, 17 August 2008

A quick before and after on the buffet in the dining room. We have also painted over the yellow walls and used Hogs Bristle (my current favourite colour).