1. Bedroom: Before, During & After

    Welcome to my favourite room in the house! I love the bedroom because it is where the cats and I congregate to nap, blog, read and cuddle. It’s cozy, warm and absolutely glorious when the sun hits it just the right way in the morning.

    The mirror was supposed to go on the partition wall with the light but I didn’t measure twice… Oops.

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    Bedroom, facing the windows

    The bedroom was another wood panelled room. It didn’t look much different from the lounge, but it had a built in wardrobe. Once again, the windows were rotten and everything needed replacing.

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    The now exposed wall used to look like this:

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    The windows were mistakenly taken out too early by one of the builders, so the bedroom looked an awful lot like a dungeon for a while. Pretty depressing!

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    On the right, you can see three lines where the stone was being pinned in place. It was this part of the renovation that forced our house to auction in the first place.

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    Our new windows had gone in here:

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    After!

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    Here’s the before photo, again:

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    Bedroom wardrobe

    A wardrobe existed in the bedroom, but – you guessed it – it was rotten and needed replacing. Our friend’s brother did a superb job of designing, building and installing our new wardrobe. It was tricky for carpenters to do the built-ins because there are basically no right angles in a house this old!

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    Believe it or not, we successfully fit absolutely all of our clothes in this wardrobe. We don’t even have a dresser!

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    This is the colour we painted the bedroom the first time. It loooked awful; too much sand colour for the room. We took it back to white and were much happier.

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    Bedroom, facing bathroom

    The only access to the bedroom used to be through the bathroom. The loft was accessed via a door in the ceiling in the bathroom and a pull down ladder. It was all less than ideal.

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    Swing to the right a bit and this is what we found:

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    As with the other rooms, we had the walls pointed and the fireplace fixed up.

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    To the left, you’ll see the loft conversion and the new partition wall separating the bedroom and bathroom.

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    Chris is walking into the bathroom there.

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    Here are the new partitions after a coat of primer.

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    And after (with bonus cat):

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    I always wanted to put a small dressing table or high dresser on that wall to hide the plugs, but I never got around to it. Quite a big change from this, eh?

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    It’s hard to believe we got there from this.

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    Georgian cottage bedroom with pointed limestone wall