Est. 1998

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DECORATIVE  IDEAS

 

Interior Designer, Specialist Paint Techniques & Artist

 

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Hi my name is Denise Hardy and I love everything in connection with the home i.e. Interior Design, Hand Painting Furniture, Decorative Painting Techniques and Art.

 

I live in Alicante, Spain with my husband in a beautiful villa which we both love and work hard on making it our home.  I have been established in creating beautiful homes since 1998 and never get tired of doing what I do. 




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Annie's 2nd Bedroom Makeover

This was another project I was asked to do by a friend.  I had already updated her furniture a few months ago by painting it.  But, at that time she couldn't really afford to do anything else - so she kept the same bedding, curtains and wall colour.  And.... a couple of weeks ago she said that she would like to move from one bedroom to another and update it some more and that the bedroom she wanted to move into was quite a bit larger than the one she was in. 


For the previous make-over I painted a secondhand headboard that I picked up in a 'Trasto' (the name of a secondhand shop) and the bedside units and a cupboard  - I also painted a stool, a 5 drawer chest unit and a small table and mirror that she had. You will find


details on those pieces of furniture HERE. 


The second re-vamp

On this second revamp, my friend was away for about 3 weeks, which was better for me as you know what it's like when painting and moving furniture - it has to get worse before it gets better with stuff all over the place and it's much better for them, as they can come back with a completely new look and it being nice, fresh, clean and tidy. She left the choices to me of what  I used for the revamp i.e. wall colour, bedlinen, cushions, curtains, tie backs etc - except it had to have pink in the room.


I painted the walls in a grey, which I purchased from Leroy Merlin, Spain. I had already painted the furniture as I said above - some in pink and some in white.  The bedlinen I chose had a 'willow' pattern and then I decided to go for some cushions in two different pinks and purchased some nice silver grey lined curtains.  I already had some nice silver grey tie backs and  that I purchased a while ago and never used them and a couple of large tassels, which I gave to her.


I also painted a piece of artwork, although I did not know whether she would like it or not, but I could always sell that to someone else if she didn't.  But... she loved it.  I had some canvases and artists paints anyway.  So I painted the background in silver and I had a nice stencil, which I thought she would like and just used that on top of the silver background. - See below


A few weeks ago we were out shopping in the Rastros, we love going to those.  My friend picked up a beautiful mirror so I put that up on the wall for her too.



Some of the furniture I painted - to see more click    HERE

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A few more AFTER photos

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I gave her that little cute silver perfume bottle too - I thought it looked nice on her bedside chest

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The nice new silver grey curtains I purchased on her behalf and the tie backs and tassels I gave her - she loved the curtains and tie backs/tassels and.... the willow pattern bedlinen I chose.  I think it all works beautiful together. Love the colours too

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This is the Artwork I made for her.  I just used an artists canvas, artists acrylics and a Stencil.  Also, below I painted the stool and my friend and I saw this beautiful 'venetian style' mirror in a second hand shop and couldn't resist it - and....... what a bargain at 25 euros!

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You will notice when I do any re-vamping for this friend, that she absolutely loves her Angels, mind you I do as well.  They are beautiful aren't they? I had actually taken lots of photos before she purchased these though, this is why in some photos you will see them and some you won't.

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Guess what - I also have her two other bedrooms to re-vamp - so watch this space over the next few weeks 

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Please click on the 'Titles' below to take you to my Latest Projects

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