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Just a couple of quick pictures … I’ve been decorating the guests’ lounge and thought that I’d show you the changes to the fireplace.  I can’t believe that a coat of paint makes so much difference!!














I still need to take the cast iron grate outside and clean it up and decide upon whether to put the mirror back up or not.





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The Arran Room (twin ensuite) has been undergoing decoration too.

Some before, during and after shots for you …

twin ensuite B&B Ayrshire

I started with re-covering the headboards and bad bases so that they would co-ordinate with the curtains.  I’ve never done either before so I set to work with the stapler and hoped for the best.  Hand sewing the backing on was tedious and made my fingers sore though!





I then made the curtains, tie backs, pelmets and nets (no photos at present).

Next came the painting … hope that the smell goes. I always chose water based paints but this is the first one that has left a lingering smell.  It took two coats to even out the shade.


Painting the woodwork took forever … there’s so much of it in this room and the ensuite and inside of the huge cupboards.


The bedding arrived and I couldn’t resist opening it and getting the beds ready even though the room wasn’t quite finished!


Now for the after shots…

Ayrshire B&B twin ensuite


Ayrshire B&B twin ensuite

Coming soon … guest lounge renovation and the decoration of the two en-suites…

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How about some before, during and after pictures?!

The Kintyre (double) room was in need of a facelift…

double ensuite
First came the stripping:

stripping wallpaper  

Then painting the woodwork:


 Then agonising over wallpaper choices:

decorating and wallpapering  

Painting the walls and making a start on the wallpapering:  

decorating Ayrshire B&B  

Then the new carpet was fitted:

I struggled to decide which fabric to use for the curtains…

Decorating sewing curtains for B&B

… but chose the silver, grey and black floral design:

sewing making curtains for B&B

Fabric hemmed and ready to be lined:

sewing curtains for Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

Matching cushions and table runner made:

cushions soft furnishings for Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

Metal framed bed moved in and made up with all new quilts, mattress protector, mattress topper, pillows and pillow pretectors with new 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcases, quilt cover and sheets:

new Egyptian cotton bedding for Ayrshire B&B ensuite

View of room from the same angle as the first photo:

Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

Even new nets too:

new nets for Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

The cushions and table runner in place:

flatscreen TV for Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

Even a new table for the kettle, teas and coffees:

well stocked hostess tray Ayrshire B&B

It may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s all clean, fresh and very comfortable.

Thank you to Howard for fitting the carpet.

If you want to book this room … choose the Kintyre (double ensuite) option

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Introducing Balkissock Lodge B&B’s newly refurbished Kintyre Room; double en-suite.

Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

The newly redecorated room features brand new:

  • quilt and pillows
  • bedding (sheets, quilt cover and pillow cases)
  • carpet
  • net curtains
  • curtains
  • cushions (soft furnishings)

Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

  • flatscreen TV with Freesat
  • seating with plump cushions
  • mirror
  • wardrobe and chest of drawers


Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

  •  alarm clock
  • bedside lamps

Ayrshire B&B double ensuite

  •  well-stocked hostess tray containing:
    • Taylor’s of Harrogate, Nescafe and Kenco coffee
    • Range of Twinings teas
    • bottled water
    • milk (with fresh available at no extra charge)
    • corkscrew
    • water and wine glasses

Coming soon…

The redecoration in pictures!


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