MAKE DO & MEND!
With this project I had several restraints; one was budget, the other was that a piece of furniture had been "given" to my daughter to "look after" by her Great Grand Mother who had recently gone into a care home.
The piece of furniture in question was a rather well made monk’s chest that just needed a rub down and re-stain to bring it back to its former glory. It also provided the inspiration for the overall room.
As indicated at the beginning budget was an issue so it was decided that we would keep the services in the same place; this then put restrictions on where the furniture could be placed.
For the colour palette, I was restricted by the colour of the monk’s chest, which led me to choose an Oriental-style theme of dark furniture, contrasting pale walls, flooring and bed linen, with scarlet red to add some warmth and drama to the overall look. I think the fun poppy fabric for the tub chair makes for a stylish bedroom that a young woman heading off to University would love to come home to.
With careful shopping for quality items, and a combination of new materials and "making do and mending", I managed to achieve this look for under £2000 in materials.