The room is a mix of new fresh things and old treasures. The more expensive items were the insulation, the curtains and blind, and the ironing cupboard. Some of the vintage treasures we thrifted from second hand shops and TradeMe (like Ebay) are the tall mirror, the chair, the thread holder and the china plates. Inherited treasures are the chest of drawers from Paul's parents and the crystal clock from my mother. I had written a list here inspired by Sandra at Cherry Heart to make my home prettier and it included purchasing a bookcase for the bedroom and tidying craft supplies. In the end we didn't buy a new bookcase, Paul was coerced into painting yet another piece of furniture white which breathed new life into an older bookcase and little shelf. I had fun tidying my quilting supplies and magazines in their new home. I love that I now have my own little sewing supplies corner, pretty and crafty!
I also love the ironing board cupboard; we tend to leave the ironing board out so we can iron most days; now we can tidily fold the ironing board away into it's own cupboard. For me it was the perfect solution.
I have one question for you, do you think I should leave the old chair as it is or paint it white? What do you think?
Now where's Paul, I want to tell him about my plans for the lounge! Wendy xx