We’ve been in this house for a while now and you may well be wondering where all the progress is. Truth be told we haven’t really progressed very much, and all progress is very slow. You see we didn’t fall in love with this house for the interior, far from it, textured wallpaper covered in layer upon layer of paint really isn’t our thing. Pretty much every room needs to be torn apart and re-built from scratch. It takes time and money, neither of which we have!
Aria’s room is finally complete. We painstakingly removed the yellow woodchip wallpaper, the ceiling was carefully scraped and protection worn due to the asbestos. The walls and ceilings were covered in plasterboard, re-plastered and then painted. A new carpet went down and we were finally ready to move Aria and her dream toddler bed into her unicorn bedroom.
We painted three of the walls with Valspar’s Morning Song*, a beautiful, pale grey. The fourth wall was papered in the most gorgeous unicorn wallpaper that I have ever set eyes on, the Laura Ashley unicorns wallpaper. The room is perfectly finished off with Cormar Highland Saxony carpet in chrome*.
The dream toddler bed comes in the form of this gorgeous tipi bed from Cuckooland*. It really is perfect. Aria loves that she can hang blankets from it, she calls it her ‘castle bed’, I know, strange child. I love that it is on the floor so I needn’t worry about Aria falling out of bed. I have every intention of making this bed perfect by simply dangling some lights from it, but I’m yet to find the perfect set. We’ve also created a little chill out nook at the bottom end of the bed which Aria loves.
Typically now that we’ve finished Aria’s room we’ve decided to swap the bedrooms around. Spencer’s office is currently in the larger of the three bedrooms, and with baby number two on the way Aria and ‘baba’ will need to share the larger room until we manage to convert the attic. Spencer will have a very pretty office though…
The room really has come a long way!
*Disclosure – items marked ‘*’ were gifted to us*