Here's a picture of one of my spare bedrooms.
Apart from the fact that it's now looking a little 'tired' - I am planning to completely change the use of this room.
You may remember I mentioned that I will be having the wall taken out between my dining room and kitchen.
This bedroom is directly above the dining room and the wall that's being removed is beneath the one where the headboard is now. It will be quite a job as it will need a RSJ (reinforced steel joist).
To allow for sorting out the electrics, the floorboards need to be lifted right where the bed is.(groan!)
I am taking this opportunity to change the use of this room to a work room for me, as I am hoping to get back to restoring my little 1950's dollies......................
I love making their little outfits!
I also collect 1940's Topsy dolls..............
and very occasionally, bears..........
As well as using it as a work room, I will also need to make space for a foldable single bed.
When my son and his family visit, they use my bedroom as it's a better size and there's room for the travel cot.
I don't need a double bed in here (unless I get lucky! ;O) so a single will be fine for me to use when they're visiting.
These wardrobes are opposite the bed, these will be moved from here.
See all these cases and boxes on top?
These are absolutely full of vintage dolls' clothes, hand knitted dolls' clothes, and the large white polystyrene box is crammed to to the top with vintage dolls' shoes!
There are also some large size coffee tins, these are excellent for storing other useful bits and bobs.
I cover them in pretty wrapping paper, here's some on the shelf in my bedroom..........
The work room will be light and airy, and there will be plenty of room for my desk and sewing machine. The room is approximately 3.2m x 3.5m, (10ft 4ins by 11ft.)
I've also got plenty of free standing bookcases that will hold all my fabrics. (These are currently stashed in another bedroom under my granddaughter's bed!)
I'll try to keep my camera handy, so that I can give you updates.
In the meantime....................
Can any of you dear bloggeroos tell me the best way to paint my vintage suitcases?
Next time, I have another funny story about my dear old Mumsie, so don't forget to pop back.