Friday, 5 February 2010

Furniture for the lounge - BEFORE



This is the piece of furniture we have bought for the lounge. Although I do like the colour (Bluey green) and wallpaper inside (discontinued Laura Ashley), unfortunately it doesn't quite go with the rest of the room. . On these photos the paint looks more grey than bright bluey green, I can't seem to capture the colour!

So it will be getting a new makeover. I will be putting a different wallpaper in the background, perhaps slightly less busy looking as I will have a mixture of vintage decorative items in the foreground on the shelves. I need to play around with a few wallpapers before deciding which one will look best. I am still looking around for the perfect one, vintage ideally! I have something in mind in my head but am yet to find it....






Also saw this little shelf as I was leaving
and...

this stool. They just had to come back with me too...

A lot painting to be done on Sunday, the stone wall that you can see behind the stool is going to be painted in an Ivory colour, the work room will also be getting some attention as it is nearing completion...Hooray at last!

Thank you to all of you who keep visiting my blog despite me not having been able to visit many of yours of late. I do read and appreciate all your comments and look forward to catching up with your blogs soon. There has been so much going on of late, one of the reasons I have not yet shared with you..but I will soon. ;-)

I wish you all a really good weekend!

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

52 comments:

Lori said...

i have that pattern of Laura Ashley in fabric...the cupboard is lovely...looking forward to seeing the re~do!!!

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Can't wait to see everything painted, it will be lovely!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Ooh, I love the before and so I'm sure I will adore the after! I do love that wallpaper still! You know me, if it has a flower...
Enjoy your weekend, Isabelle and sending you good thoughts and love. xx

Hen said...

Lovely cupboard, I imagine you will have great fun arranging beautiful things inside.
Have a lovely weekend,
Hen xxx

The Curious Cat said...

What wicked furniture - it will be cool to see how you use it and paint the cupboard! :) xxx

bellaboo said...

Oh,you are going to have a fun but busy weekend!I love to see transformations...can't wait for the 'reveal'...and what you will put inside that lovely cupboard once it's finished!

Bellaboo :)

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Isabelle, I remember early 90's when that paper was in I had primrose yellow walls with a paper band of it high around the wall, don't laugh, it looked nice then! However the cupboard is great.
Have a lovely painty weekend!
Tracey

LittleGem said...

Hi Isabelle,
That is a lovely piece and I am sure it will look great once you have made it over. The little shelf and stool are really cute too x

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Suzy

Thanks for the reply :)

We have two mid brown leather sofas and the roman blinds are made of CK chintz (cream background with pink/red roses and other blue flowers). All the accent colours are pink, red or blue xx

fee~bee said...

a very useful cupboard I cant wait to see its transformation!
And I love the stool and that shelf what great finds .

Pink Feather Paradise said...

superb unit... and the shelf and the stool are lovely too.. I bought some new to me furniture last weekend I hope to sort the lounge out this weekend and get it in situ

x Alex

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love the unit as it is - can't wait to see the re-vamp!!!
xxxx

Catsngrams said...

What a wonderful find. You cannot find anything like that here in the US without paying a big price. It is wonderful. What a wonderful project. I am excited to see the after photos. Have a great weekend.

Susie's country cottage said...

You've found some great pieces of furniture. I love that cupboard. My mum used to have that Laura Ashley wallpaper in her dining room! Have fun choosing a new paper for it. I'm sure it will look stunning when you've finished with it.
Susie

Sylvia said...

Oh, a lot of work to do !
I'm looking forward to see the cupboard after.
Beautiful things from Niki's shop !
Good luck with the painting,
Sylvia

Country Cottage Chic said...

it's a lovely piece of furniture & i'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Jayne

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle
I love that cupboard - it is going to look fabulous!
Have you thought of using wrapping paper for the backing instead of wallpaper? We've got a bureau with a display cabinet at the top and I use pretty wrapping papers behind the shelves - I tend to just stick them quite lightly so that I can change them whenever I feel like it. Works a treat and also a very cheap option!
Have a super weekend - your house is coming along wonderfully,
D x

The Garden Bell said...

Love it. Great vintage white look.

Totally, get the don't have time as we are under remodel/rehab here too.... In the final two weeks...yipeee

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Serenata said...

Some lovely pieces of furniture that are going to look great when you've repainted them. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gorgeous cupboard Isabelle, it is going to look brilliant. I rather like the paper inside but, as you say by the time you have dressed it with your lovely things, perhaps a tad too busy?

The stool and shelf are great buys too, I hope you have a really good weekend, you are so industrious, looking forwrad to the reveal of the finnished room!

Sarah x

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

I love taking something old and making it new :) Just exactly what your doing with your dresser, shelf and stool, they are all new to you and I'm looking forward to seeing them when you have them redecorated :) Oh it sounds interesting and I cant wait to see your work room either :)

All things nice...

LiLi M. said...

The cupboard is lovely, too bad that you have to do a make over though I totally trust you with that!
Warm wishes, LiLi

Lululiz said...

I love the stool the best, its gorgeous.

Tiedupmemories said...

Oh my...I love that cupboard! The wallpaper is lovely, but if your going to re-do it I'm sure you'll find the right one! Anything will look lovely in it.A pretty fabric could also be tacked on. Possibilities are endless! Love your finds!

Laura said...

You're teasing us! What's going on? haha....love that cupboard and am looking forward to seeing your end result! Have a great night!
Laura :)

Lydia said...

Isabelle,

Its just lovely to read your posts and to see how the house is coming on ...

Take care

Lx

koralee said...

Oh my ...everything is just so so lovely..I have wallpapered a few of my shelves too..I adore that look. Sending you much love for a wonderful weekend. xoxox

Crystel said...

I just love the cupboard! I can't wait to see the finished project...

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Isabelle, I love so much the cupboard! I'm sure the new project will be simply wonderful with your touch!!!!
Have a nice weekend you too

Andi's English Attic said...

All three things are lovely. What a shame the vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper has to come off, but sometimes that's the way it is. Happy painting. xx

BERTIE x said...

It is going to look gorgeous, your cupboard is beautiful. Im looking forward to your Ta Dah pictures.
Bertie x

Cottage Garden said...

A lovely cupboard just as it is but even so I look forward to seeing its makeover with the Isabelle touch!

Good luck with the painting on Sunday - looks like a nice bright weekend for it.

Jeanne x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo can't wait ;0) Thank you for your lovely comment on my procrastination, I have had some wonderful advice and tips so you never know I may get more done, Mmmmm, maybe not ;0) Please don't worry about the fabric, if you really would like to send a little square I shall email you, but please pop my little request right at the bottom of, if it is anything like mine, very long list ;)

Hugs

X

Julies knitting corner said...

Hi Isabelle, I will look forward to seeing your changes, I am sure it will look good. I love the cuboard. best wishes Julie.C

Florence and Mary said...

I hope your painting goes well, I'm continuing with mine tomorrow!

Victoria xx

Tabiboo said...

Gorgeous cupboard - can't wait to see the make over.

Have fun painting,

Nina x

Guenievre said...

C'est un très joli meuble, et j'aime beaucoup le papier L. Ashley.
J'espère que vous allez trouver un joli papier vintage pour le remplacer.
Bon dimanche !

Bobo Bun said...

You have been busy of late. Hope the unsaid is good.

How annoying that the paper didn't work out. Couldn't you just paint it for now and then you'll have as long as you want to find that just so paper.

Take care and hope you are well.

Lisa x

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Catherine said...

I Like what you have found, very nice! wait to see the result. Catherine

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Isabelle! Your pieces of furniture are great! The cupboard is gorgeous and I can't wait to see its makeover! Hope things are getting better for you!
Big hugs!
Vale

Cozy Little House said...

Just found your blog. Love your photos! Can't wait to see what you do with that new piece.
Brenda

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, I am glad you brought all the lovelies home. I love the cupboard now and I am certain that I will love it more when you are finished with it. You mentioned a reason, which you will reveal later, I do hope whatever it is good and that everything is fine. Take care Isabelle darling, you were missed, glad you’re back.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Yvonne said...

Fabulous furniture... I love it all. The cupboard is my favourite... can't wait to see what you do to it.. I'm sure it will be stunning!
Love Yvonne x

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Both your home and your blog are so beautiful! I love your makeovers!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

I love that cupboard its really beautiful. Cant wait to see your makeover.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Its lovely that that particular song means something to a lot of people.

Hope you are having a lovely week.



MBBx

Donna said...

Lovely pieces Isabelle. I look forward to seeing what you do with them x

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Isabelle, such a gorgeous piece of furniture, I can imagine the bluey colour, beautiful. Hope you are all well xx

Fete et Fleur said...

You have a lovely blog! Filled with inspiring ideas. I hope your room re-do went well.

Nancy

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I love it, you will have fun doing a makeover on it.

take care,
xoxo

clare's craftroom said...

I have never seen so many beautiful things on one blog , can I come and live with you ?