Friday, June 11, 2010

Used to be the bedroom, now it's the living room!

Remember this shot of our Master bedroom?
Well as you may know we are no longer in this room now and are in what was my office/design space. Oh and the canvas above the bed here is now the 'free' canvas that is above our sofa in the other living space I showed you a few posts back...I know it's all confusing!
This is the very same part of the room you just looked at, now it is our other living room. This room is meant to be the living room off the original 1883 floor plan, but we had seized it to use as our master bedroom as it never was used. Now that we have the boys, they quite often come in here and watch a movie if I am sewing or making noise up the other end of the house. The light in here is not very flattering at the is FREEZING outside!!

I did do a little change around on this mantel. It will change as not all of the decorative pieces have been put out yet and some have to get packed away, but I am liking the sepia Tulip print above the fireplace. As you can see the lamp bases on the floor still have to go out of the room and the glass fronted cabinet, which is an original medicine cabinet from an old country Ambulance Station I found under a house mic and I rented when we were first married. The landlord said I could have it!! It did take 3 months to hand strip it with a chisel though. It was in bad shape...I am waffling now - it has to be filled is what I was trying to say =0)

I like it as a living space now.

I did have to steal the sofa from the other room and paired it with my little wing back chair, both of which I have slip covered and added some of my own cushions to. The table under the canvas my Sister made is an old Singer iron sewing machine table my Mum found for next to nothing.

I left the little prints on the wall were they were...couldn't find anything else I liked for that spot right now and the trunk you see here was Mic's Grandfathers and has a beautiful patina to it with some of the original green paint showing through.
This piece is very special to Mic and we will never paint over it. His Grandfather was a prisoner of war in Changi Prison and went through an awful time as you can imagine. It is so nice to have some of his belongings that our boy's will eventually get too. I really love it in here too.
...not sure what to do with the old mirror there yet. It is SO heavy!
So, there you go...our 'new living room', which cost nothing by the way.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Ness xx


  1. Ness it looks fabulous. How wonderful to have Mic's grandfathers trunk. So terrible for his grandfather to be in Changi.
    Have a great weekend and hope it doesn't get too cold

  2. Dear Ness!

    3. image - left side: Is that an old refrigerator?



  3. No it is an old medicine cabinet from back in the 50's. It is one of my favourite pieces.
    Ness xx

  4. Ooh, I love that you switched rooms. I love the sepia picture above the fireplace also, gorgeous!

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  6. Beautiful! You have a lovely home.:-) Hug Stina

  7. It looks fantastic Ness, you have done an amazing job of re configuring your rooms. As gorgeous as always . Kym X

  8. Hi Ness,

    You have been so busy. This second living room is looking great. Love the sepia print on the mantle. Love the colours of the room. Hope you have a great weekend, try not to work too hard and keep WARM, been so cold here the last couple of days too!
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  9. Don't you just love shopping at your own house? You can get such a good price on things! Love the new down the road when you need a change, you can always move things back!

  10. Looks wonderful Ness!! hope you have a really wonderful weekend!

  11. Oh Ness, what a nice traseure you have. The Trunk is absolutely beautiful!
    I've been missing coming here, since I've been quite busy with the end of the school here, but it is always a pleasure to stop by at your blog and see your creations!
    Have a wonderful and warm weekend!
    :-) Li

  12. Ness, your house is so beautiful, no matter how you arrange it. You just have that style about you!

    Love that sepia tulip print - I have been planning similar flower pictures in my downstairs hallway.

    Keep up the great decorating...always inspiring and lovely to see your rooms. Your home looks inviting and comfortable and I know I would be very comfy if I came to stay the weekend... ; 0

    xo Terri

  13. All of your change arounds look lovely. Are you sure you still want to sell? As they say, a change is sometimes as good as a holiday... Have a great weekend!

  14. great job - looks fab - well done :)

  15. It all looks fabulous, Ness. A lot of hard work has gone into that room. it's all worth it though. XXXX

  16. Ness its fabulous I love the mirror there you could always put a jug by the side of it filled with flowers or twigs? :)

  17. That is awesome. I like the way you made it!

  18. Ness it looks just gorgeous! what a inviting cosy room you've created, I love it.

  19. Love it Ness!!! It looks so bright and airy and gorgeous!! Love your cabinet too! The room really looks stunning:) ~ Tina xx


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