Monday, 26 September 2011

Homemade home.

I AM SO EXCITED!. We finally have a date to start work on our house. 1st December. After almost 18 months of planning and designing our home we are actually going to be putting our plans to action.
I shall be leaving my husband to all the 'big' boring jobs ie; plastering, painting, ripping out all the old kitchen, bathroom and I shall be in charge of the interior design =)

I decided to have a look through a few of the bits I have been collecting and thought I would share some with you.
We have around 11 boxes of bits and peices, a kitchen in the garage and various peices of furniture dotted all over my mum's house (Bless her, she's been our very own yellow storage!).

My husband and I have bought NOTHING brand new, everything is second hand, thrifted, antique or has been given too us. I shall be painting wardrobes, cleaning up furniture and we are doing everything ourselves. Think a cross between Kirsties Homemade home and bootsale challenge.

Now these nest of tables have me intrigued, we think they MIGHT be 'g plan' although we are not sure. Either way I love them. They have a very quirky retro shape and it's always handy to have extra tables when you have a big family.

I am a massive lover of coronation peices, the mirror is so kitsch!.

1920's flour bin.

Wingback arm chair that I found at a bootsale sale. We have bought Cath Kidston 'Regal Rose' cottonduck fabric to have this recovered in.

First aid kit box which I've filled with a full new first aid kit.

These mixmatched dinner plates will be used every day!. What's the point in having lovely plates to eat from if you never use them?.

I have a whole box of different coronation cups and every one will be used for our tea, coffee and yummy hot chocolate. One day I'll use Queen Elizabeth and then next King George.

This ottoman is going to be painted and recovered.

Wonderful 1920's breadbin, a little rusty but that's what makes it so perfect.

Original Tala wear (1950's) measure.

This yellow retro phone is going to look fab in our lounge!.

I think this dressing table is 1930's maybe 40's. Its has a beautful ornate three peice mirror, the middle peice is shown here. I may paint this pastel pink and have it in Poppy's room. The most amazing thing about this dressing table, it cost me £10.00!.

My mum gave this teapot and tea caddy. Two of my favourite things in my collection.

This bedding was my nan and grandad's, not only is it beautiful it will now stay in our family forever.

As you can tell I am going for a very british, vintage ecelectic theme throughout the whole house. I want union jack bunting in the kitchen, ercol furniture in the lounge, coronation/patriotic items, crochet blankets and all things quirky.
This is a very small selection of my finds and I will share more with you once the work starts. I can't wait to share the progress of our house renovation with you all.

Lauren x

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