Some people wonder what happens during the winter time in a Bed and Breakfast – well believe me we still keep pretty busy and this week, our pretty Apricot bedroom had a facelift ready for her summer guests.
I spent hours in an agony of indecisions pouring over the Laura Ashley wallpaper charts on line because sadly the old thirties inspired paper had been discontinued and eventually fell for a lovely vintage inspired print with a contemporary twist called Summer Palace.
And of course there are those “while you are at it jobs”
You know those pending little projects that can be tacked on! The other year our AA inspector had suggested mounting the TV on the wall in the Apricot bedroom when he visited but chiselling out for the wiring had to wait as you’ve just guessed until we redecorated. And “while we were at it” I found a nice 32” TV/DVD to replace the smaller one.
I must say I had forgotten just how much dust went with building works perhaps I’ve become more excitable on the subject but sufficient to say a thick cloud formed in the bedroom allowing for a little “while I’m at it” spring cleaning and quilt washing.
Keeping a low profile
Now there’s a time when the wall paper table has been located and scissor and bushes found and your husband reaches for a wall paper paste that it is best to retire elsewhere so I went to visit the Spring Daffodils in the garden with Spud-Cat 😉 and returned as teh dust had settled (literally!)
Next job of course
Charles did blanch yesterday though, when I produced a pot of soft grey paint to repaint the trolley as we have guests due tonight. Well, perhaps it would have been a stretch too far until next week but I’m itching to tackle it. For the time being I fell for a charming French inspired tea tray in Sainsbury’s yesterday
You’ll notice the “while I’m at it” extra plug sockets now mounted in a much more accessible place for those pesky travel kettles with short leads – although I’ve a hunch they will double as a phone/laptop charging station. Call it B&B owner’s intuition!
The Apricot room crib sheet
- Metal Sleigh bed, Lighting shades and wallpaper – Laura Ashley
- Vintage chest – a lucky find in Penzance (ditto trolley) and then given a distressed paint finish in Farrow and Ball Old White and then hand waxed
- Curtains in black and white Toile de Jouy from Red Rose Textiles
- Hand made quilt – Alfred Smith and Sons in Penzance
- China – Denby – Morrab Studios Penzance