For a fair few months now, my home has been a massive project which I have absolutely loved completing (or nearly completed anyway) Finally we are almost there. After years of wanting a house to fit shutters too, we finally have shutters! I have painted almost every surface possible in either white or grey adding the odd colourful accessory to brighten things up a little! Well, here is a sneak peak in to my home where the majority of stuff if very affordable and most likely from IKEA of Homesense!
Our living room was the first room we completed. When we moved in we had no TV or Internet for 3 weeks, and with the mobile phone signal being completely non existent we got a whole lot of painting done pretty quickly. This room was transformed from magnolia to grey in days, with our new Marks and Spencer sofas arriving just in time to make this room look like home.
Our coffee table came with us from the old place, and this grey rug I found in Homesense (which soon became my favourite shop in the world). Also from Homesense in this room, my silver coat hook. I think this is one of the first things I bought when we had made an offer on this house. You know that pile you have for when you finally have a home... this was first! You may have spotted the grey blanket on the sofa with the lime green stripe running through it... this too was from Homesense and to my delight it made it on to the Daily Mail!! I bought it for £19.99 and John Lewis (I'm a HUGE fan of John Lewis by the way!) were selling it for £95! I know, so savvy of me.
A rather large feature in this room which I haven't yet mentioned is my lovely cow oil painting. When I saw this hanging in the shop window I fell in love with it! I think I have a thing for cows... as you will see more through out my post (and I haven't even featured them all!) I bought the painting from a little shop in Tunbridge Wells called Fi Chi.
Now... on to the dining room!
I'm a lover of all things Scandi and this is by far my most Scandi style inspired room. Everything that was wooden in here soon got painting white and decorated with something grey... what ever that may be! Featuring a rather large log pile which my husband is absolutely not allowed to touch or use the logs for burning (absurd idea) these are decoration only! Didn't realise I was quite so protective over them until I starting writing this!
Along side my lovely logs... my mantle piece has three light grey Ikea candle sticks, two mini house candles (I'm not sure where these came from as were a Christmas present, and actually I don't plan to burn them. Far to pretty) along with a couple of Ikea frames. In one, a 'Hello You' post card from Paperchase which I just thought was lovely because I love typography prints and even better when it's on a white and grey swirly background. At only 60p It's a very easy way to create some inexpensive art work. On the other side, an Image of the hubby with his rugby team after a very memorable win!
You can also spot my clock on the wall, although only a little bit in each picture. This was from Marks and Spencer.
Now... on to the kitchen!
Again, another room where I've have managed to paint almost everything. The walls were white, but they had a new coat just to freshen things up. The cupboards were a creamy yellow colour which looked lovely but it just didn't fit in with the Scandinavian theme I was going for! So... Off I went to B&Q and found some grey cupboard paint and got to work with my mini rollers straight away. I thought this was going to be a mammoth task and well it wasn't easy peasy, but it was so much better than I expected. Anyway, painting the cupboards turned in to the most rewarding job of the whole house. I am SO pleased with them!
The grey definitely makes our lovely white Gorenje fridge stand out a lot more! Here you will have spotted a couple more cows lurking around too. A gorgeous tea set I was given a couple of years ago in preparation for 'the house we will finally have' and I feel like the pale blue colour is just perfect in our new kitchen. Along with a couple of Sophie Allport oven gloves and tea towels... I LOVE our kitchen. Which is lucky because as everyone says, it's the heart of the home!
That's where my sneak peak stops! I hope you like what we have done to our humble abode. Now most the work is done, I'm so looking forward to sitting back and enjoying it... Until we tackle the garden!