Well , There are only two things left to do and due to health issues they wont be tackled for a while I wanted to create a cosy cottage style, being a small room , It lent it self to that look , Using mainly what we have but with a new sofa, Floor and fire , All bought frugally with lots of research ( thanks to a ppi refund ).
This what it was like when we moved in.
This is what it looks like now, all dressed up for christmas
The fire surround we bought with us from our old house ,Dave made it years ago for our kitchen in our old house , its a big chunky distressed shelf under the garland .
All ornaments , Apart from the books we already had , the books were 20p each from a jumble and the decorative box cost 50p from another jumble , to be replaced bit by bit with Antique books when we find them for pennies.
The leather sofa we purchased for less than £200 , from Argos clearance , I like it more now its started to look used.
The footstool still needs recovering , this was my first ever jumble sale find in the late eighties for £1.00, It gets a makeover once evey few years , I love it and this little cupboard will be given a paint treatment , It cost us £5.00 from a charity shop , its ideal to drop my lap top on and keep all my bits and bobs in.
Silk flowers in a milk jug, simple decoration.
Candle sticks £1.00 from a jumble sale.
The mirror was £3.00 from a table top sale.
This BHS clock was grey so we gave it a makeover , it cost us £15.00 bought on black friday , it was reduced by £5.00 and we sold our old clock on ebay for £15.00 so it paid for it our old clock was very small and looked lost on the new fireplace.
The sconces were bought of Ebay , all the way from America , even with the postage they cost just over £24.00
Using old decorations to make it more festive.
And a few hand made cushions and lamp shade to soften the look.