Tuesday, 24 May 2011

At last, some progress and a welcome message.

At long last I have some progress to show you of Her Ladyship's bedroom.   I wanted to add a little more character here rather than just the usual chimney breast so I started playing with the foam board to create little niches on the fireplace wall for her extensive collection of Cranberry Glass.   I think it's worked out quite well and has only taken about 1" (2.5cms) off the width of the room.

The wallpaper was purchased from Janny of Art of Mini who has a beautiful selection of papers to choose from. The floor is created from iron on strips then varnished and the door at the back - which leads to Her Ladyship's dressing room - is resin which is why I couldn't match the colour to the main bedroom door.

The ceiling height of each room in Hambleton Hall is only 8" (20.3cms) and I feel that the light fitting is perhaps sitting a tad too low but given that Her Ladyship is vertically challenged, I think I can get away with it!   I was just so pleased to find this along with the wall lights in her favourite Cranberry glass  that I was happy to live with it.

In time, these shelves will be filled with a collection of Cranberry Glass and at present I'm working on a bed.   I also have other pieces of furniture but these require a bit of work before I can show you.   All in all, I'm pleased with the way this is turning out.   Next comes the fun bit - shopping for accessories!

I'd also like to take this opportunity of welcoming all new followers to my blog.   It's very  nice to have you here and I hope you like what you see.   Thank you.


  1. I love what I see! Thank you for talking about your process. Using foam board to create shelves is a great idea. Can't wait to see more! :-)

  2. Your shelves are an excellent idea well executed. I can't wait to see them filled! They will look wonderful.

  3. I love your room, Irene! The colours of the lamps, the dark floor with the amazing wallpaper, everything fits so well. I'm sure you will have fun shopping for accessoires :-)

  4. oooooooooooooo love that!!! and i love the cranberry glass i want to get some its fabulous but i bet yet another addiction lol :D Linda x

  5. Great! I love the niches, a very good idea! I am looking forward to seeing the bed.
    I hope the weather will soon improve in Scotland.

  6. Of the three houses that I know, this is my favorite, the one that best meets my aesthetic sense and taste for the era ...
    And, once again, I do not disappoint: this room is clean and elegant, without ostentation of any kind.
    Given your excellent nose for bargains, I'm looking forward to seeing your next purchase :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora


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