The Washerwoman

Thursday 5 January 2012

New Year Resolutions...getting the brushes out!

 A Happy New Year to everyone! I have been reading other blogs and see that there are many good intentions and New Year Resolutions being aired! I started this week with a frenzy of sorting, tidying and decorating.

 A long overdue project is shown here. I treated myself to a pot of Farrow and Ball cream emulsion for the walls. The tricky bit was painting up to the 1930's paper floral border which I wanted to keep.

 After 2 days of painting I had the fun part of putting everything back into the room, freshly dusted and polished. I have changed the curtains (you can just see a glimpse above) to a vintage linen pair of floral design on a black background.

 Pictures have been moved and changed around with a definite floral and garden theme dominating (oops, sorry about the reflection!)

In between waiting for layers of paint to dry I have been organising a Textile event due to take place on Saturday March 3rd in the Trull Memorial Hall. This has come about from the comments of local friends asking for something to take place in Taunton (our local town).  Details can be seen here on The Vintage Bazaar Blog. It should be a fun event with 20 stalls piled high with Textiles, Linens, trimmings, buttons & bits. Admission is 50p. Hope to see you there!?


ted and bunny said...

decorating looks great...would offer to help but...!!!

Jelly Jam said...

Happy New Year Lizzie!
All looks very lovely and clean and fresh. Wish my house was starting the year looking so decorated. Am going to have to open the paint sooner rather than later I think.

Used-to-Bees said...

I'm not surprised you wanted to keep the floral border - it's so pretty! The room looks lovely - it's nice to move bits and pieces around as it feels new then, without all the expense!

blackenpot said...

Looks very nice and I love the floral piece on the top.
I follow the vintage bazaar too and would just love to be at that rummage sale.

Thank you for shaing

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments.. sadly the rest of the house is not looking quite so spik & span! Lizzie x

Unknown said...

Looks lovely, must of been hard work with the border I'm rubbish at edges, but its so pretty. We might embark on bedroom next but ceiling has to come down, am dreading it! I am hoping to come to rummage through that fabric, sounds so exciting! xx

Niki Fretwell said...

Well done Lizzie - The decorating work looks fabulous...worth all those hours of filling in around tiny window-panes! LOVE the dramatic curtains - fabulous. Enjoy your new room - I bet you keep popping back throughout the day just to have a look! ;-))

Niki x

LandGirl1980 said...

Happy New Year! You HAVE been busy! That border is lovely! As is your new header :)

Deborah said...

This room looks so prety :) just love your blue shelves so cute!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Room looks great - love the little cupboard and the pictures.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Hesta Nesta said...

Happy New Year Lizzie. Your room looks lovely, I love F&B paint, you can't beat it. I love placing everything back in a newly decorated room. Forgot to tell you that I love my cast iron cherub hubby bought from you at Frome for me for Christmas. Apparently other stall holders had been sworn to secrecy as he went round making secret purchases for me...he's well trained!!
Jo xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you! More lovely comments! Yes, the border was very fiddly.. as were those windows.. groan. Thank you Liz, I have been collecting embroidered pictures for a few years now. They were dotted around the house, but look so much better together. xx

Purrfect Haven said...

it looks wonderful.. truly.. and I feel inspired... I use Annie Sloan paints, on the A lovely post. whole, and shall begetting them out now! happy new year.. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Happy New Year!

Love all your pictures and your little blue shelf unit thingy, and your chest unit and mirror :o)

That fair sound just perfect, I really must try to get out and about abit more!

Have a happy weekend :o)
Love Donna xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Donna & Helen.... hope you both have a fun weekend! Lizzie x

Jill said...

Happy New Year Lizzie,
What a lovely way to start a year, decorating the room looks great. Really pleased to read about the Textile fair in Taunton, I have put it in my diary great that it is so close.
Love your last post on Hartly Witney this is our home ground and have used the hall many a time.

jane and the happy crow said...

Lovely room, especially like all the pictures and the blue shelf. X

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Jane & Jill.. we are enjoying the freshly painted room.. but it does still smell of paint! Lizzie