Sunday, 12 July 2009

His Masters Bedroom

I finally have time to sit and blog, we are very busy with our big house, the sale is going through Surveys have been done and we are heading towards a moving date.
We have spent loads of time in the attic (loft) sorting 15 years of stuff ! we are sorting to remove most of it, car boot sale here we come.
I just wonder how many cardboard boxes are required to pack your life in.

I have gone up to the 2nd floor, where the main bedrooms are, my house has 5 floors including the basement and attic rooms. This enables me to show a balanced house with a variety of rooms, but on this floor I did want two bedrooms. The room above I call the green room and it is where the master and his wife sleeps. It is a simple room, lit by lamps and a small fireplace.

This view is of the back wall, the door to the room was on the side, but to make the most of the space I closed the gap and recreated a door at the back, which dose not open. I have used mount board along 3/4 of the back wall. I used two pieces to give me the depth required to fit the door and have a fire place with a deep fire. The mantle is much smaller, I have used the same design in both bedrooms. This also creates a recess in the corner of the house which gives a bit more character.
The bed was brought at a show, the green blanket was from e-bay, the sheet is a lace hankie and the small blanket is a coffee cup coaster. I made the pillow and mattress. I stained the bed to match the colours in the room. At some point I will make with ivory silk bed curtains.

I love this desk and chair, the desk legs are so fine, I have had this desk in many of the rooms but I like it here where the lady of the house each morning can answer any invitations.

This bench seat also have travelled around my house, It was made locally and I fell in love with it. I also love the trunk,something the husband brought back from his sea journeys, it is very useful I keep all the spare bulbs for the lights in it.

I have hand stitched two of these rugs one for each side of the bed. The pattern is from 1930's and I think perfect for this room.
Below is a fine blanket I crochet, I am pleased with the results, until I put it next to one Fliss has made me, but I pleased to have another piece of my work in the house.

10 comments:

  1. I love how you repurposed a hankie and coaster for bedding!

    The last time I moved was very stressful...the moving date arrived, the new occupant of my old house was ready to move in, the new house was not finished by the contracter--so, my family had to live for 2 weeks in the realtor's extra home. Technically, we had to move TWICE within 3 weeks!! Very exhausting.

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  2. Your rug is beautiful! Such perfect tiny stitching! Don't forget to save some of those cardboard boxes for future mini projects! :)
    Hope your sale/purchase and move go well!

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  3. Esta habitación, es muy bonita,tiene armonia, y gusto. me ha encantado. todo lo que estado bviendo muy bonito, pero la alfombra es preciosa.

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  4. How many boxes.....lots and lots.

    The room looks wonderful...I love the bed.

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  5. Lovely room - I especially love the bed.

    Ugh, I hate moving, but at least it's giving you the opportunity to start your new life at the new place with less stuff. Maybe you'll make some money for more minis from your "car boot sale," too. (I love the term - here in the US we typically call it a "garage sale.")

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  6. The room and beautifl and so cozy!!! Love the rugs!!! They are so well stitched!!!
    Meli

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  7. I love this room, especially the linens on the bed and the rug. :-)

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  8. What a beautiful room! I love the athmosphere.

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  9. The bedding is really pretty, the hankie is special
    The hand work is relly lovely I have never attempted any as fine
    you have some very precious furniture pieces, they are lovely

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