Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Work complete
Finishing touches
Work complete
I finally got round to decorating my bedroom which was looking rather tired and shabby and in need of a fresh coat of paint. I started by applying lining paper to the walls for a smoother finish then applied a plain stripe embossed paper on two walls.  Crown Neutrals "Brushed Clay" was painted onto two walls and the opposite walls in Crown Neutrals"On the Rocks".  The black, beige and cream paper on the chimney breast remained the same.  The colours blend in beautifully with the new cream furniture and as a finishing touch the picture frames were sprayed black.  

I still have some finishing touches to complete the overall scheme such as painting the pine blanket chest to match the rest of the furniture in Farrow and Ball's "New White" and a tin chest that is in need of some fresh paint but I have not decided what to do with this at the present time so this will be a future project.

My hat boxes were freshened up with the coats of Farrow & Balls "French Gray" and they were decorated with some black ribbon and tags purchased on my travels.

Overall I am very pleased with the scheme and cannot wait to complete  the finishing touches to bring it all together.

Ready for lining
What lurks behind
the wardrobe

Painting in progress


It was very hard work but I am definitely happy with the finished result.

Theatre Programme Holders

Over the years I have collected a vast amount of Theatre programmes and decided some  
suitable storage was required to display them.  Normal magazine holders were too small so I enlisted the help of my dad to make some larger than average magazine holders for me to spray and decoupage.

Whilst they were in the process of being made I set to searching for appropriate pictures to photocopy in black and white.  I purchased some black satin spray paint and gave each holder a couple of coats before decoupaging with favourite pictures from musical theatre.  Once dry I applied a couple of coats of clear varnish.  The holders now fit in my new bedroom scheme and most of my programmes are organised in them for me to read any time I like.  Some programmes have been mounted in frames and displayed on the walls of my bedroom to fit in with the theme. 

The holders did not cost much to make and only took up a few hours of my time to get the desired look.

Saturday, 2 February 2013


Finished product
Today I have finally completed the revamping of my old suitcase which looked a little shabby to say the least.  After a few coats of Farrow & Ball "New White" paint and a little patience painting all the metal catches and corners in black it has been transformed.  The finishing touch was to line the inside with some pretty gift wrapping paper depicting ladies clothing then a touch of decoupage on the outside in the form of advertisements and labels of Paris, photocopied from a sheet of coloured wrapping paper, this was finished with two coats of varnish for protection.  I am sure you will agree the finished product is stunning and once again blends into the ongoing scheme that will transform  my bedroom into a beautiful feminine Boudoir.

One shabby

Add a few coats
of paint

Add a touch
of black
What should we
do with this

Add some
pretty paper
A little bit of

Simply gorgeous.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Much as I have enjoyed my long Christmas break I have put some of the time to good use and commenced the next project in my bedroom.  There is a lovely panelled built in cupboard which I use as a wardrobe. The original bolt fittings were removed and  stripped of many layers of paint  to reveal a brushed steel finish, the wardrobe doors now close securely for the first time in years.  I applied several coats of "Farrow & Ball" "New White" to match the colour of the French bed and the recently refurbished cabinet.  I completed the look with some pretty "Laura Ashley" wallpaper placed in the centre of the door panels.  I am currently searching for some wooden door knobs to paint black to complete the project.
Work in
I think it looks very pretty and in keeping with the ongoing project of restyling of my bedroom.