Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Makeovers and waiting!!

Its been a busy few weeks in the fifties household.


With just a few weeks to go before the new arrival is due, i decided as you do, that a new living room was on the cards. So two weeks followed of no skirting boards, bare plaster and no flooring. It was all worth it though as i finally got to use my very favourite Sanderson wallpaper!

I wanted a modern but retro feel to the room and i think the wallpaper gives it just that.







CB was a little reluctant about the wallpaper and wall colour, with it being so bold, but now he is pleased with the result. I really wanted to get away from the boring brown and cream that it was before.






One of my favourite things in the room is the new rug. The pictures dont really show it but its a really unusual texture, really soft but almost grass like.







I love relaxing in there at night as its so cosy, and Fin loves the new floor as his cars go really fast on there now that the carpet is gone!





We have also finished the nursery


Im really pleased with it as its lovely and girly.

Im also pleased with the cot bedding as i made it myself!! I couldnt find what i wanted in the shops so i bought the fabric and made it. Its the biggest thing that i have made with my machine and im really pleased with it.

So now we are just waiting for our little girl to arrive. Still not 100% sure on names so the debate continues!

Take care happy thrifting! x x

16 comments:

Serenata said...

Lovely, well done you - the nesting instinct is kicking in well :-)

Mary Poppins said...

Gorgeous, I am here drooling lovely, lovely rooms :)

Well done :)

X

Mollymop5 said...

I love your Nursery.Same wallpaper as me :)

You've obviously worked your socks off.Well done.Now go put your feet up and enjoy the peace before the bubs arrives.

Hen said...

I love that Sanderson wallpaper, it looks great. The nursery is lovely, lucky baby!
Hen x

Dolly said...

sweet sweet nursery x

LissyLou said...

great makeovers - and that little nursery? gorgeous!! - makes me want a little girl!!!!!

maypole said...

How lovely to make your own cot bedding, so special.

Lajoni said...

Oh it all looks so gorgeous and I just lurve the cilours you have chosen they look brilliant and fresh.
The nursery is beautiful you must be soooooochuffed and congrats on passing your driving test xxxx

Lajoni said...

Oh it all looks so gorgeous and I just lurve the cilours you have chosen they look brilliant and fresh.
The nursery is beautiful you must be soooooochuffed and congrats on passing your driving test xxxx

marble rose said...

Gosh, everything looks so beautiful and fresh! Stunning living room!


Fleur
xx

angel said...

Oh it all looks lovely FG, i love the Carpet. The nursery is gorgeous,Wow.
Mwah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow love the living room and the nursery. We have just finished our living room but I'm not daring enough to have bold colours ours is very neutral! LOL

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Beautiful makeovers.

Bluebell said...

Loving the decor, you've done a great job :)

Tracey said...

Love the nursery, love your blog! XXX

Thecraftytrundler said...

Great makeovers!!! It all looks gorgeous, and your little one has definitely given the living room his seal of approval!!
Love the nursery!! That paper is a a great accent, and well done on the beautiful cot quilt you've made!!

Take care,

Sharon xx