Here are my final 'projects' in Justina Blakeney's online Stylin It course (a.k.a. The Fundamentals to Styling Your Space Like a Pro).
First up the boudoir
This is it after I styled it like a pro.
Doesn't that ply headboard look good? I just wish it was attached to the wall instead of propped against it for the photos!
(oh the cliches I could trot out here, how about "Rome wasn't built in a day" for starters?!)
And here's what it looked like before:
All a bit blah - even the Jedster (enticed with a slice of cheese) fails to liven it up.
It's amazing what that darker linen does. Even the purpley-grey walls look better (we're still repainting them though Anth!).
What do you think of my Bentwood bedside table? It's a stop-gap (instant replacement - back to the kitchen straight after photos!) until the headboard's built. We (ie. Anthony) is building boxy, shelvey things from ply where we'll keep our books, lamps, glasses of water and other boudoiry things...
Next up, (and for me, the hardest and least successful 'project')
As it was:
and how it finished up:
(as far as I'm concerned, bookshelves should be for books. A few knicks-knacks here and there - fine, but I would find it annoying having to dismantle my little displays every time I reached for a book, wouldn't you?)
Justina's course was great, I really enjoyed it, but now it's time to finish the real Mc Coy. I tell you, it'll be happy days when that's done and dusted!
(picked up from a little vintage shop down South on our recent mini break, and for you Pippa. I also scored some iittala (for me), but that's another story...)