A blank canvas

The new bedroom – or nursery as I tend to call it, seeing as it will be the kids bedroom – is freshly painted and looking bright and lovely! It makes a huge difference walking by the door and seeing all that sunlight streaming in the window, where there used to be a solid door.

The ceiling is white, the trim is “painters white” enamacryl – nice and glossy (Note: painters white actually has the tiniest bit of black added for better coverage. A painter family friend told Andres dad about it. We struggled to get the trim in the kitchen looking good even after three coats, but with the painters white we’ve just done two coats and it looks great!) – and the walls are half Rice Cake. All paints from Resene with a discount via Andre’s work. He is under duress to keep his job until we’re done renovating as the discounts at various suppliers are well worth it!

Excuse the paint cans yet to be removed and the door yet to be rehung:

The window still needs to be painted, but we will probably leave this now until we repaint a bunch of windows all at once… we have a house lot to do so are waiting for a decent summer!

 The photo above shows the solution to the elephant in the room hot water cylinder in the corner… shifting it (even lowering it to sit under the floor) would have meant getting consent (costly… not for us!) so we have just made the best of it by boxing it in. There is space in the cupboard above the cylinder for storing boxes of out of season clothes, and room on top for some more attractive storage boxes or a stack of old suitcases or something. (A similar dilemma I still haven’t got around to fixing in the master bedroom… oops!)

Here are some before photos for reference just so you feel obliged to make encouraging comments:

And believe it or not, this is the real before:

As mentioned already, we just need to give the floor a light sanding all over, seal it, put up blinds, and we’re all ready to move in! I can’t wait to decorate… this is the room I’m most excited about actually and I know it’s not going to be all done before the kidlets move in, but it will be a work in progress and will change as they grow. Have a look here for some of my inspiration images. You’ll see I’m dreaming of a colourful but homely room with handmade and vintage furnishings.

This is my favourite, from here (and do check out the link as the blog is a great read, and the woman behind it very inspiring):

1 thought on “A blank canvas

  1. miss browne design

    This room is looking fab, and I did notice the beautiful trim – we went with satin for our trim but your glossy looks terrific – and very professional! Bet you can’t wait for the littlies to move in to their lovely finished room! x


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