Woaho! finally after months of preparations and waiting, we can finally use our upstairs bedrooms. It is still an on-going project but it is such a good feeling to know that the only thing we need to do now with the rooms is to make them truly our own. It has been such a journey so far and there were literally days in which I was so close to losing my sanity because of the amount of chaos and dust. And with Christopher being such a perfectionist, every little detail got to be spot on which made the works take a bit longer than anticipated.
At least now we can reap some of the fruits of our hard labour, patience and perseverance; – especially that of my husband’s.
Here’s to remind you of the colour palettes I absolutely love and from which I have taken inspiration and applied similar colours on the feature wall of each room:
Here are some before and after pictures:
BEFORE – Who fancies neon green and nasty carpet!? No one right!?
After the room was stripped off the neon green painted wallpaper, the ceilings were plastered and the walls sanded back and whitewashed before the final paint was applied (this lengthy prepping procedure was applied on every room before the actual final paint). Parallel to that Chris was working on updating our bed as well……
AFTER: Voila! Here’s the final finish:
Our room is the only room without a feature lighting at the moment. I am planning to put this Capiz brass chandelier. When I saw the chandelier it reminded me of old colonial houses in the Philippines where they used Capiz for their sliding windows. Capiz reflects natural light so beautifully and yet it provided the privacy that was needed for those windows. AND IT IS CLASSY AND TIMELESS! -Don’t you think this will go beautifully with the Denim Drift Blue of our room!?
BEFORE: Scary orange! YIKES!
AFTER: Ahhh finally bring on the fresh whites and sky blues and we are planning to add clouds and hot air balloons too.
BABY GIRL’S ROOM:
I decided to go girly in this room but not over the top girly. I was thinking of colours like blush pink, grey and creams. Well, pink is traditionally a girly girl colour but when combined with greys and creams it is somehow more subtle and classy.
The feature wall is on the left side of the picture. We used Dulux Blush pink on it. When Chris opened the paint tin for the first time he exclaimed how it reminded him of the McDonald’s strawberry milkshake and how he was so tempted to drink it because it looked so yummy! YIKES!
Well, luckily he didn’t!
We have just over a week to go before Christmas and before the Magpantay clan arrive from Germany to visit us over the Christmas period. We can slightly breathe easy that the rooms will be ready for my family’s use during their stay! PUH!