Popping our D.I.Y Cherry!

Been looking forward to sharing with you our new front room! Last year we were so lucky to buy our first house = finally being able to decorate and make structural changes after years of living in rented accommodation.  As I love crafting, art, baking knew transitioning into interior design and D.I.Y would be a natural progress.

My partner is a dab hand with tools of any sort and did a lot of the restoration work, whilst I followed with paint work and design.  We went for a scandi take on traditional granite victorian housing in Aberdeen.  

Here is the before and afters! 



We sanded all the wooden skirtons, dado rail and fireplace then painted white.  The cornicing was all painted white with two coats, was the toughest job! Log burner and aclove shelving units designed by me and installed by a professional.  We uplifted the carpet, sanded the original floor boards and then painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  


Installed the long shelf above the sofa and filled with various prints. The Walls were left with their original wall paper on and painted over with dulux paints, we had great service from the Dulux decorating centre in Aberdeen, if anyone is thinking of adding some new colour to a room 🙂

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Danish wooden vintage sofa                      Charles eames Chair (Man Corner!)

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Prints from Oil and Glass Aberdeen, Curated Stories Aberdeen and Berlin     Clock by Leff, Jars from boconcept, wooden letters from hobby craft   

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Home by Zara Home+ Wire basket by Ferm Living  Ferm living and Bloomingville cushions


 Sooo happy with the end result ! Bathroom next!

Would love to hear about your DIY adventures.

♥@Rose_Bud_Annie xxxxxx


**Disclosure** I was not endorsed in any way by writing this post by the brands mentioned above and all opinions are my own.x


8 thoughts on “Popping our D.I.Y Cherry!

  1. You have done a fantastic job, it looks lovely! I love walking past the Victorian granite houses & sneaking a peek in them as I walk by. ive always wanted a bay window as I think they look so pretty when you have a Christmas tree in them. Your before picture is very similar to my cousin’s living room as she still has the original fireplace and wooden floorboards. I love that look also.

    • Awww thanks Denise for your lovely comments! It took us a good few months to do the work but we love it. Got a great Christmas tree for the window this year! Was a tough decision whether to alter the original features* xxx

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