The Cottage Diaries #2

Wow, we were blown away with your love and support around our last Cottage Diary entry. It turns out we all love a before and after!

If you haven't done so already, you can take a read of our first entry here before we get stuck into all the latest additions to the space in this update. Don't forget to follow us over on Instagram and Facebook where we share some snippets in between these posts. 

The past couple of weeks we've been busy working on our little cottage hideaway here in the Yorkshire Wolds. We're still loving every minute of the renovations, let's dive into the latest from our Old Hall Goodmanham cottage...

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Bedroom Hearth Transformation

First up, the master bedroom fireplace hearth has undergone a transformation using Stencils by Frenchic paint. We used Yorkshire Rose, a lovely creamy colour, applied to the base and then used the ‘Yorkshire Lass’ cut out stencil, applying Ducky paint to really compliment the base. 

Sitting alongside the hearth is one of my belly baskets in whitewash with some natural bulrush grasses to add some texture.

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Breathing New Life into a Pre-Loved Sofa

I came across this early mid 20th century sofa in a worn and tired salmon coloured velvet at a local auction and it's safe to say I fell in love with the serpentine shaped back. I knew the style and size would be a perfect fit for the cottage. It just needed a bit of a facelift first!

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We picked it up for a bargain price and our team at Grandad's Shed set to upholster it in this lush green ‘Grass’ velvet fabric from Linwood fabrics. It's completely changed the feel of the piece! What do you think?

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Top Loft Bedroom 

We then set about installing two single beds from our Pretty Fayence Bedroom range. It's a lovely soft Dove grey colour with subtle panelling on the headboard and fluted legs. I think it's such a lovely understated design that works well with the elegant pretty Puglia Bedside. This really finished off the look with the delicate mirrored bedside delicate wood pattern overlay.

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I’ve also used a small chest of drawers from the same range which sat perfectly under the cute window. Don't you just love it when things fit like they were made to be?

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Master Bedroom

I love the wallpaper in the main bedroom so much I didn’t want to lose the impact of the design. With this in mind, I chose this gorgeous Painted Cast Iron bed from OTC – the fun was assembling – not! Anyway, I persevered and the result is brilliant, cannot wait to dress the beds with some gorgeous linens that are being made to contrast with the colours I’ve chosen from the wall art.

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I’ve added this pretty fresh white painted bedside from my Belgravia range with the beautiful small scale fretwork design as a finishing touch with the contrasting grey wash bedside lamp.

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I had to be careful choosing the lighting as the ceilings are typically low with this age of cottage. It wasn’t necessary to be too bold so the pretty glass tear drop pendant with the antique brass top was perfect for the master bedroom and casts such pretty rays onto the ceiling.

By contrast I love the effect of the crystal ball light which has been added to the loft bedroom.

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We'll be back soon to show you around the space at the end of the project. What do you think of our progress in our second update? 

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