Monday, 19 August 2013

Bohemian Bedrooms ...

As I mentioned on my last post Miss J has now decorated her bedroom in a Bohemian fashion as was her wont ...

It still needs some finishing touches to complete the look but the major part has now been done.

The ceiling was painted a dark blue and there will be gold stars all over it as soon as they arrive in the post. Miss J's boyfriend papered the wall in a brick print wall paper which I adore and I want to put it all over the place now. This was from Wilko and was just under £10. We were on a very tight budget so every penny counted! The shelves were painted in some paint left over from I repainted the kitchen a while back.

Miss G wasted no time in getting her Little Mix calender back in prime position. The desk was painted to match the room and wallpaper was pasted on top. The wallpaper was just a sample piece from my local DIY store and free!

A bit of a blurry shot but that is a bit of Miss J's corner with some of the hundreds of books that survived the cull and went to the charity shop! Miss J utilised her existing fairy lights and nailed them onto the edge of the bookshelves to create ambience she says!

A bit more of Miss J's corner and as you can see dear reader the desk top has yet to be covered in wallpaper! I have been so busy and hardly had time to think these past few days and I need to paint and re-cover two desk chairs as well as make curtains ... 

Wardrobes were also painted in left over paint and the doors were painted in some left over blackboard paint and no time was wasted in writing and drawing all over it by both Miss J and Mr D - aah, young love!

Miss G went for something closer to home on her wardrobe doors - food, music and Harry Potter!!

I love this little part of the room with the gorgeous smell of incense and the Moroccan candle holder - very Bohemian isn't it? The chest of drawers were painted and we went over it with some glitter paint by Dulux but I wouldn't waste your money dear readers as there was hardly any glitter in it. Whilst it was still wet we sprinkled each drawer with fairy dust which Miss G remembered she had squirrelled away from a trip to Glastonbury last year and it worked a treat!!

Finally the woodwork was painted a hot pink and the ottoman which I got at a charity shop last year had sari fabric thrown over it to finish off the look. The bed will be replaced in time - when I can find something suitable in a charity shop somewhere as it has to be done thriftily ... Just noticed that the flowers need composting but Miss J is hanging onto them until the bitter end as Mr D bought them for her ... 

I will leave you with something to ponder until next time ...


  1. Love the DIY efforts. Also love the incense and lantern corner

  2. Thank you Simone. The curtains are now in place and the stars are on the ceiling. Still looking for a bed!