Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hall makeover

This weekend I spent most of the time giving the hallway a much needed makeover. With the magazine photo shoot looming at the end of the month we need to crack on and redecorate most of the house! Its not until you start painting that you realise just how scruffy and grubby everything has become! I still have to paint the woodwork but I am happy with the way its turned out. The blue paint was given to me by my brother who had it for their bedroom but decided it was not right so I got a free large tin of paint, I love the colour and will probably use it in the bathroom too. Thanks Neil!

We went for a seaside theme, one because we live near the sea and two because we have a lot of seasidey stuff! I love my stuffed seagull.

Little shelf for seaside finds and one of our boats, lovely little basket a present from Christine and some Lawrence Henry fish.

Beautiful old school posters finish it off nicely.

The light outside this afternoon was amazing! After a very rainy morning the clouds whisked away and the sun came out with a golden glow over everything. I just had to take some photos out of the sitting room window.

Bought some flowers for the garden this morning.

And picked a few out of the garden for the house.

New arrangement in the kitchen corner.

Here are the gorgeous paper chest and old peg doll I got at Shepton, will probably sell the chest in a bit, but enjoying it for a while.

She sits so comfortably in the old toy chair.


Country Style Living said...

Love your old school posters! Your hallway looks fab too...

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Everything looks so lovely! Your seaside theme is stunning!

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks lovely Jane!

ted and bunny said...

Hallway looks fabulous.

Isn't it nice to be able to enjoy things for a bit and then send them on their way for someone else's pleasure (even if sometimes the process takes many years!)
I always call it "stock in hand", Ted calls it hoarding!
Enjoy June, good luck with the photo shoot

shevie said...

Jane your home is just stunning and Im hoping it will help to spur me on into doing something about mine!! It needs a good re-style and maybe a lick of paint here and there....we too have a possible 'shoot' in the future!! Were you at the boot today-I guess not? It was full of kids n dogs and not much else!! See you soon,you sold that mirror yet...my birthday soon and Mr M is asking what I want!!x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Jane, love the window and your garden and also the really interesting school posters - they look stunning in your hallway.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh Jane, I am going to have to wax lyrical..............love the new header, love the new look DIVINE!
The hall looks so seasisdey and beautiful, those posters are amazing! So excited about your shoot too, wowzers trousers what a lovely visit this has been,

Sarah x

mycuriousteaparty said...

Love your newly decorated hallway, it looks so light and airy, just right for the photo shoot, I hope that it all goes well.

salty pebble said...

your house is just soooo stunning! lovely nostalgic charms and coastal influences- really homely!
love the posters of sea shores!
and the doll and chest is a true treasure ;0)xx pretty garden tooooo!...so many things to admire think i'll take a second look x

A time to dance said...

Oh Jane everything looks soooo lovely but I fell n love with your house at first sight...the corner looks beautiful full of goodies...I know I keep saying it...but we must catch up...H

Annie said...

Your kitchen corner is lovely I can see lots of little dog related items, really sweet. I love the blue in your hallway, the seaside theme is great.
Ann x

BusyLizzie said...

It all looks fab Jane.. coming from somebody who spent the past 2 Sundays decorating the hall.. cursing the front door as it needed 3 coats of paint! xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Your home is a dream ... Jane. I am sure that the 'shoot crew' are going to fall in love with your style and flair. I have!!!

Michele x

Lyn said...

Its taken me a while to catch up on blogs after our holiday. I also love the seaside theme in your hallway. The garen flowers look beautiful.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how I just adore your home and your decorating style. Your shelf of scotties and collectibles is just precious. Just precious! The vignette of the vase with flowers and the sea shells on the table is right out of a magazine perfect. LOVE your beautiful home!!!