Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The fnished lounge

Well, it took a mammoth effort but this room is finally done!
 I never thought I'd get to the end of making that parquet floor...cutting one tiny piece of wood after another...can't say I'm in a hurry to do that again, especially in such a big room.

 I wanted tiles in the entrance hall.
But I was tired of making floors so I sat down and had a think about how I could make tiles with minimum effort.

 I remembered I had a very old piece of checked wrapping paper.
 Voilà! A quick and easy tiled floor!
The fireplace looked like this before.
(this isn't my fireplace because I forgot to take a before pic but it's similar)

 And now!
I bought some electric flaming logs when I was in America with Kim and built a register for the fireplace with bits and pieces I had lying around.
I created a cloudy vintage mirror to finish it off.

I'm loving the light up flaming logs!
This room has required a lot of labour and
I really had to push myself to finish it but I'm thrilled with the result!


  1. me encanta toda la habitacion, has hecho un gran trabajo, estoy deseando ver el resto



  2. Wow! Mercedes, It is Gorgeous!!! It is so perfectly "French" in all the details! The parquet floor is very beautiful, so your effort was worth it in the end! And the register you built for the fireplace is just right for this room! Not to mention the tiled front hall.... I looked at that and thought "Ohhhh what a perfect hallway for this house!" I never ever would have thought it was "just" wrapping paper!!! You are so creative with your materials and the overall design is so serene and utterly French! I can't wait to see what you do next..... you have such a wonderful eye for details!

  3. Hi Mercedes,
    you did great job, the room looks like real. The floors are beautiful.

  4. Great work, Mercedes!!! Wonderful room! I like all details, the fireplace, the paper, the door... Superb!!!

  5. And it turned out beautifully. Well done my dear
    Hugs Rosanna

  6. Hi Mercedes,
    Your room is fabulous. All the hard work has been so worth it, for it looks amazing, thank you for sharing it with us!
    All the best

  7. It's beautiful! Well worth all of your time and effort.

  8. It's a beautiful room, Mercedes. it's spectacular! You have so much patience to have done that floor and those walls and entrance. I can just imagine the torment you must have gone through! Is there anything worse than measuring? Not for me! It's my Achilles heel!

  9. Aaah, simply beautiful! My 7 year old grandson said wow!

  10. Dear Mercedes, always look forward to seeing your progress. Love the aged mirror .
    Merry Christmas.

  11. Que gran trabajo has hecho,me encanta el ambiente que le has dado a la habitación,se ve tan acogedor con la chimenea,los suelos perfectos,los tonos suaves...me gusta mucho!!!!!

  12. Impresionante trabajo!!!! como siempre , consigues unos ambientes muy acogedores y reales.El suelo es una preciosidad !! un beso

  13. You can be very proud of your room. I don't think I don't think I would have the patience to make such a floor. I love what you've done with the fireplace, and the fire is perfect.

  14. Your room looks gorgeous. Both of your floors are beautiful. What patience!
    I cant believe the tile floor is paper! Fantastic!

  15. Wow! it looks perfect!
    I will wait to see it full of your lovely things


  16. un trabajo excepcional me gusta tanto su forma de hacer las cosas, ese suelo a merecido la pena es perfecto.
    un abrazo

  17. Gorgeous floors and welcoming fire. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!

  18. Hi Mercedes, found a picture from your blog on Pinterest
    I love this, great work 👍🎄


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