One of the big plans we have for the house is to turn an ajoining bedroom into a walk in wardrobe and on suite. The walk in wardrobe part sounds very upscale, but I’m actually talking about something like this…..
which is a lot cheaper than a fitted wardrobe.
We took an unexpected step towards this situation over the weekend when we tried to move an armoir into our bedroom. The owners had kindly left us two of these wardrobes…
and I wanted to move the armoir in, but we couldn’t due to the layout of the landing. There is already an interior door between ours and the spare room, but it was sealed. The hubby and I were contemplating putting the armoir back and unsealing it during the week. As we talked about it my Pops, who was there, asked for a hammer and a flat screwdriver. If you’re British you’ll have heard jokes about Scousers, of whom my Pops is one; let’s just say he lived up to the reputation. Within minutes the lock was broken, the door taken off its hinges and we were in. Here are some photos of the doorway…..
Don’t you love the floorboards? Alas it looks like they don’t extend to our bedroom, so we’ll be keeping the laminate. But the floorboards will definitely be a feature of the bathroom/walk in wardrobe.
The armoire is in and it looks like this…
The room seems to be taking on an Edwardian/Art Nouveau feel. I found the chandelier on a site called Le Bon Coin and chose it because it went so well with the Tiffany lampshade that sits on the dresser and it was a steal at 15€.
Speaking of the dresser, which I love, it was only 120€ and is incredibly well made. I’ll post some more photos of the details on it at a later date.
In this image here you can see the curtains that where in the living room when we first moved in. They were left by the previous owner and are incredibly thick and well made. However they didn’t quite go downstairs, so I thought I’d move them here. I’m not 100% certain if they’ll stay and if they do I intend to add a cornice.
At the moment I’m only working with what I’ve got in the bedroom. My main concern is getting the walk in set up and finishing the dining room and living room this year. It’s really a next year project, but I like how it’s coming together; especially now I’ve removed the insulation from that interior door.
What do you think?
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