This room will never fail to impress us, both in terms of its size and its (almost unnecessary) grandeur.
It is wood panelled and has impressive plaster mouldings. There’s also a fabulous roll-top bath and traditional radiator.
This was the room that needed the least amount of work and we wanted to work around existing fixtures rather than starting again. Therefore the quick makeover only involved:
- Installing a working shower and re-tiling
- Painting over the Villa Louis Lincrusta wall covering – which, by the way, was a bitch of a job!!
- Painting the ceiling and window frame
- Whacking up a new blind
So, the paint choice? Well, we wanted to paint the walls a claming green, to tie in with the dark green bath and radiator. However, given the substantial amount of dark wood we were slightly concerned it could come out a little too “Mint Vienetta” (yes, we grew up in the 80s!).
So, after various tester pots we opted for Graceful Green by Dulux – not sure how it would look without its muddy brown undercoat but it’s worked for us.
Here’s a closer look at how it looked before:
And here’s how it turned out after a little intervention:
This was a really quick makeover but we’re glad we got it done early on in the project. We need to sort a mirror, linens, storage etc and I think it would benefit from a pop of colour but, for now, it’ll certainly do!