Dramatic Home Office Redo with Black Ceiling

Outdated houses usually have loads of built-in appeal—however typically that appeal is a bit buried, because it was within the 1886 dwelling Annabelle (@gardenhousegram) shares along with her boyfriend Tom. The house workplace and its fire had been specifically want of assist. “Though the workplace was dimension, it wasn’t adorned to our style,” Annabelle says. “The wallpaper was outdated and peeling off, and the bookshelf was simply a few planks which had been barely hanging on!”

There was additionally a wooden board protecting a part of a wall, which Annabelle suspected held one thing extra. “The home could be very previous, so I knew there have to be some sort of fire behind the horrible picket board protecting the wall,” Annabelle says. “When I discovered an inexpensive however stunning forged iron fire on the market on Fb Market, it was the push I wanted to start out redecorating the room.” The aim: make the transformation as low-cost as potential.

One factor she knew she needed to include was a darkish ceiling. “I had seen loads of Instagram and Pinterest photographs of darkish ceilings and fell in love with the thought,” Annabelle says. She additionally needed to create an announcement fire that matches the interval model and age of the property, and switch the lackluster room that was comfy to work in and welcoming sufficient to spend time in after hours listening to albums on her document participant.

The entire transformation took about two weeks, and solely value about £200. Tom and his pal tackled the hearth first; they took off the board to uncover the chimney, discovering a multitude inside. “The mud that got here out and into the room might be smelled for days and appeared to land on all the things,” Annabelle says, “so in hindsight, I’d positively have made positive there have been extra mud sheets all over the place.” Annabelle needed to sand down her new (previous) forged iron fire earlier than putting in it, too; as soon as that was in, they put in a brand new tile fireside in a graphic star sample.

Then got here the paint. Annabelle and Tom took down the wallpaper and painted the partitions white—however the first one they selected turned out extra pale blue than white, so that they needed to begin throughout with a brand new decide. “Anybody will know the ache of ending a paint job solely to determine you need to begin once more!” Annabelle says.

The ceiling bought a contrasting black paint job for top drama. Annabelle and Tom painted the built-in cabinets to match (and changed the falling-out boards, too). The ceiling portray was the toughest half, Annabelle says: “It’s again breaking!”

The of entirety? New artwork above the hearth. “Throughout the redecoration I additionally upcycled a poster that used to hold in my Nonna’s home, exhibiting two angels,” Annabelle says. “I painted the body black and added a pink neon cloud to present it a contemporary twist. I like prints, particularly previous model photographs which were graffitied or modernized ultimately. The truth that my Nonna’s poster now hangs satisfaction of place above the hearth, and appears so good, makes me smile each time I am going within the workplace!”

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