Monday, 2 July 2012

A Room of One's Own

Erddig Hall
Old Joan
It has always tickled me that we have a spare room that is  wallpapered in the style of one of the most luxurious bedrooms from the National Trust Stately Home Erddig Hall
Our back bedroom/office is around 12 feet long and 6 wide, a fact that does not quite lend itself to the grand designs of a Regency house...but Chris always wanted an office with delusions of grandeur and so the "Blue Bedroom" which is located in what I now call "The East Wing" of the cottage, was born, 


Trelawnyd Towers, "The East Wing Blue Bedroom" back in 2006
Today, the bedroom looks like a typical academic's bolt hole. Papers cover every surface ( as does the dust) and the whole place looks tired,uninviting and all a bit sad, so given the fact that Chris is working away until Thursday, I am going to give the whole room a bit of a make over and a lick of paint
And what is the inspiration for this "new room"?
Hummmm. wait and see

Well I need a bit of a project!
The heavens have continued to open and it's too bloody wet to do much outside
Welcome July!

34 comments:

  1. It's amazing how much money these grand houses spend on wall paper - hundreds of thousands. Did you? Will you?

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  2. When I came home from having my tonsils out at the age of seven my mum and dad had redecorated my bedroom with paper just like that !! I loved it.

    The weather continues to be beastly here today, cold, grey, breezy and drizzly. The worst summer I remember for some time.

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  3. Our 'East wing' is the electricity sub station. But it is home to lots of lovely birdlife. And part of a dressed medieval stone wall. But no actual wallpaper!

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do with it. You're still sticking with wallpaper, right?
    m.

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  5. Ha. You will be totally in control. No Earthquake Commission contractors complicating things. I'm rather envious.

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  6. Oh dear! Those papers are not just scattered randomly - it's Chris's intricate academic filing system in which everything has its place. By disturbing the papers you will throw years of careful academic research into utter chaos and he will crack you on the bonce with a cricket bat.

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  7. OOh exciting! I wonder what you'll do?

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  8. A chandelier? Some old masters? A chaise longue? A Victorian commode? Oh all right, I give up....

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  9. Are you going to do the big reveal like they used to when home makeover shows were on the TV all the time?

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  10. Waterproof paper perhaps?

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  11. OMG tell me it's not a zombie theme!!

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  12. An inside project in the summer is rare, but it doesn't seem like you are getting a summer. Have fun with your creativity.

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  13. The 2006 photo looks lovely...just add a cat or two and a dead mouse and you've got perfection lol.

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  14. I wish I had a bedroom like that!

    Kath, I had to laugh!

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  15. I wish I had a bedroom like that!

    Kath, I had to laugh!

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  16. Piggy mural, chicken cushions,and a Boris bean bag seat?
    Jane x

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  17. Looking forward to your "makeover". Is Chris aware of this? LOL ... the weather has been perfect here for the Canada Day wknd celebrations ... the best, as was the Whitefish in Herb Batter with homemade fries we had yesterday, too yummy !

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  18. "A lick if paint.." Famous last words!

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  19. Oh, I love that wallpaper! So impressed that you have an East Wing. (Say it and it's so... or... You lie and I'll swear to it.) Does the upstairs maid take care of it or is that something for the chamber maid? I wouldn't know, since all I've ever had is the chamber.

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  20. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. I'm sure it will be fabulous!

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  21. Ahhhhhh! Must have that peacock wallpaper!!!

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  22. The question on the tip of my tongue John is - what will Chris think???

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  23. Are you papering at all? You'll be busy, getting that wall prepped, walking dogs and feeding hens. Oh--I forgot the clear out. You're a good man, John Grey.

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  24. Errrmmm.I suppose you'll be blaming me for the decoration bug!!!Before you know it you'll have flicks of sample colour on every wall. xxx

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  25. can't wait to see the "new" room!

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  26. My poshest rug is in the office, too. What is this fascination we have with offices? And I had to get one of those old green lamps you see in almost every movie (and even Doc. Martin has one).

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  27. Can't wait to see the " make over " !

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  28. Now we're talking!! My hands are getting all sweaty at the prospect of seeing a room make-over. Gustavian shabby chic is all the rage at the moment. Want to see LOTS of before and after and in-between pictures (you with a newspaper hat to protect you from dripping paint)!

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  29. right....... walls painted.....one feature wall (said wallpaper left in situ)
    overall impression of work so far.........YELLOW!

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  30. To 'paper' or not to 'paper', that is the question for many. We've done a lot over the years and yours is great looking and very suitable for the vintage 'cottage' you have.

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  31. kath
    hummm zombie chic
    now there's a thought!

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  32. Oh no....I love that wallpaper....please don't cover it up!Is it that really expensive stuff from Colefax and Fowler....or maybe I saw it in BandQ! Chuffin' sick of the rain here too....bleedin' Jet Stream.

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  33. The 2006 version is charming!

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