My 15 (nearly 16) year old daughter, Jessica, is a little bit of Jack Wills nut. She decided that she wanted her bedroom redecorated. Her old one was ridiculously tired and still resembled a young, 8 year old girl's bedroom so I agreed.
I trawled google images of Jack Wills store interiors, saved pictures here and there for inspiration and started planning the room in my head for a few months.
Being Vintage in style, Jack Wills was very easy to use and by making lots of ebay furniture purchases and bargain junk shop finds, I was able to transform her room into a Jack Will's inspired bedroom at very little cost. The most expensive item by far was the Jack Wills Divet cover at £110. Tell a lie actually, the triple Antique Victorian Wardrobe was £150 off ebay + £60 to hire a van large enough to transport it in.
My favourite and by far best find was the Vintage 1930s dressing table and mirror (see pictures) which was just an absolute bargain at £40 from ebay and I could fit it in my car too :D
I found a Singer sewing machine in a junk shop which I put on top of her existing bookcase for just £10 from a local Antique dealer, which is also where I bought a barley twist chair (£10) for the dressing table and a barley twist vintage trolley, which I used as a bedside table (£25).
The Victorian replica bed was new and just £99 off.............yep, you guess it...EBAY!
I took a Jack Wills Pillowcase to B&Q and the Dulux Paint mixer mixed the paint to the correct colours so that I could paint the stripes. They came out amazingly well with a lot of precise measurements, a plumb line and a wonderful product called Frog Tape (masking tape which really kept the paint out and the lines poker straight).
The chandelier was just £39.99 from Tesco Direct and the solid wood 50mm white blind was made to measure and just £65 off ebay!
All fantastic bargains.
I'm loving the new room and I hope she does too. xxxxxxx