Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Bedroom in 1940's floral wallpaper.....

Worked away at one of the bedrooms this afternoon - matching the paper was just as stressfull as doing the real thing!

So just to add skirting board, make a box pelmet, curtains then tackle the kitchen sink which I'm going to fix onto a mock wall under window with little bit of additional tiled flooring. I always think this front wall such a waste of space - but not in this house.
Messing around with a couple of vintage 30's/40's papers I have. But I think I'll swap them around - have the lemon to the bottom and blue floral swag upstairs? I've decided to try to make as much as I can, use what I already have. Oh and the fun going through the boxes!! 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Update on the 1940's house.....

Well after a long-ish break on this blog I've decided to get my semi-detached double-house re-decorated and I'm trying to get a 1940's feel. I've decided on a 'Dad's Army' WWII Home Guard theme. The house on right will house hard working Fred the postman and his wife May (and her boarding Land Girls); the house on the left will belong to Eunice and her clergyman husband who also happens to be the Captain in charge of the Home Guard 'boys'....well that's the plan anyway........

I've wall-papered the right hand house kitchen with pale lemon paper covering up the dark green Victorian style print. Also I didn't want to alter the lovely wood floor so cut a piece of heavy lemon mount board card as a template to slip on top of the original wood. I drew tiles around the edge, strips of narower black card (tiles) finlly adding a 1940's A4 print of linoleum. 

I also added a picture rail at door level height and scored it so I can balance little plates along the edge. The paper isn't entirely stuck down as I might want to peel it off later - plus I'll be placing dresser's and cupboards along the walls so the bubbling won't be seen.