Monday, 22 April 2013

Vintage tastic Bedroom make over

Hi Everyone,

thank you for those of you that have now found me its great to see you here and thank you for your comments about my kitchen make over. Its still changing and I have bought some lovely more vintage goodies to go in there since my last post. But this week I thought I would show you the bedroom makeover. For those of you that have followed me for the past few years will know that I have been slowly transforming my home into everything vintage from the 50'-70's. This time it was finely the bedroom's turn. I found 3 rolls of 70s' wall paper a few months ago and during the Easter break my other half put it up for me and changed the walls from cream to peach with the back of our bed wall being the feature wall for the paper.

Sadly I thought I had a before photo stalled on my laptop but it seems to have gone for a walk. So I will just have to show you the after photo.

It now looks bold, beautiful and fresh well of course I am biased as its mine :-) The 70's wall paper went up a treat so the other half told me ;-)

I made a seat pad for my 50's blanket box from one of my 70's vintage sheets. I just took a piece of foam and cut it to size and then made a giant size envelope cushion cover so it can be taken off to wash it. I took away the 70' pink flower curtains that I had and replaced them with a cream blind and some white netting as anything else would have been to much with the wallpaper. I kept the pink candlewick bedspread and the double size crochet blanket I had made as I think all the colours work well.

I moved my dressing table away from the side of the bed and it now sits directly opposite along with a 70's mirror and my little collection of 60's Strev and Constance prints.

My little 50's Kitsch kittens from my lovely friend Karen sit on top of my dressing table and make me smile each time I see them.

I love my 60's Strev pictures these sit on my bedroom wall,

More Strev and my 2 little Constance prints. Just another selection of one of my collections ;-)

I have so many things to share with you I have had some great vintage finds just lately and all bright and beautiful I will just share a few more kitchen finds and then save my living room finds for next week.

A 70's Tomato spice jar rack in its box now hanging on my kitchen wall. A vintage clock which works and a 50's deer barometer all this little lot set me back was £5 :-)

And just look at all those wonderful patterns ;-) The red 60s casserole pot cost me £4 such a bargain. The green flower canister is by Crown Devon. The 60's biscuit tin cost me £3 and the funky and fun 60's/70's cheese board was complete with its knife £3 again a few special finds the past few weeks and for once I didn't have to pay over the odds for them :-)

And that is it I will leave you hopefully smiling with all those yummy colour's and Retro Tastic designs ;-)

I will be catching up with you all tomorrow.

Take lots of care

Hugs dee xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Retro kitchen transformation has started

Hi Everyone,

well after the past few months upset I have taken the plunge to start up another blog after 6 years with building up my last one it comes with a  bit of sadness but I am hoping you will all have missed me and be ready to share the next chapter with me. I have made a few changes for reasons I am sure you will understand and doesn't need me to explain. Well anyway here goes.... ;-)

The past couple of weeks have seen many changes in our household mostly on the decorating front from our bedroom which is now supporting scrummy 70's wallpaper to I have to say our Retro tastic kitchen :-) And its this room that I am going to share with you first. As those of you that know and have followed me for the past few year's I have slowly been gathering 50's glass wall cabinets and larders well last week the dinning side of the kitchen had a complete makeover and I am so pleased and excited with it I love it and hope you do to :-)

This is the before photo

I have been buying vintage wallpaper and other bits and pieces over the past few months until  I would need them. This is the 1960's paper that I bought a few months back

And this is the 1950's blue larder

Before its make over
And this is one of the 1950's glass wall cabinets before its makeover,

Here are a few vintage goodies that I have found just lately to,
I found these 60's tins in Worcester last week when I went up to visit my parents they are metal and the lids screw on in wonderful condition at £2.50 for the two I was smiling for hours after ;-)

It was love at first site with this little pot made in 1962 by Goebel a West German company at £1.00 it's images are lovely the other side has a little girl with a cat and mouse.

This little pot stand was being thrown out by someone so I quickly rescued it and its sitting nicely on my kitchen worktop now.

And I have been after a good set of vintage 70's saucepans for ages these came up on Ebay but I did pay £40 including postage. There made of enamel and in great condition. :-)

And well are you ready to see the Kitchen diner transformation now :-) Here goes.....
I am so very pleased with it. You have a picture in your mind but its only when you put it together does it really work and its so much better than I thought it was going to be. The wall paper gives it such a retro feel and it makes it look so much better and its so warm and cosy. I had great fun putting all my food into the Red larder cabinet I tell you what there like a little Mary poppins bag they hold loads :-) We painted my existing 50's wall cabinet Red as well which works great. Next up was to remover the kitchen wall cabinets this is the before photo...

I hated it with a passion but the wall cabinets are no more :-)

Now it looks like this ;-) The walls have been repainted another shade of yellow and the wall cabinets are off. This one and only very large 50's cabinet has taken there place this was cream and the doors were a horrible brown. Now painted red and the inside cream. Again its amazing how much these 50's cupboards can hold.

And on the other wall this was the peach cupboard from further in the post. Now a lovely shade of red ;-) Now all that is left to do is get 50's style doors made for my bottom cupboards these will also be painted red. We were going to replace them with the free standing 50's units I have collected but I decided against it as I would loose to much work top space. But they will all be re done and then sold on all fresh and new looking.

And well that is it for now. I will be catching up with you and your blogs this week.

Take lots of care,

Hugs dee xx