The positives were:
*No major structural problems
*Huge built-in wardrobe with floor to ceiling mirror doors
It looked like this, but the picture is flattering and all that stuff in there is hiding a multitude of sins:
So we set to and ripped up the remains of the carpet, tore down the curtains, cleaned the black crap off the window-frames, removed the floral frieze and scrubbed, scrubbed, scrubbed. We then had a blank canvas to work with. All the choices in this room are Leila's - I am grateful that she has a classic and restrained sense of design and her preference is for the calm and uncluttered.
The room didn't require any major repairs, just a lot of cleaning and a bit of patching and I removed a zillion tacks and staples from the floor.
Grey carpet and drapes
What a difference! When she first moved in, the room looked like this, now it looks like this with a bit more furniture and a touch more colour:
It's now a lovely calm space for a busy young woman to retreat to after a busy day.
The carpet was professionally laid, which was an expense, but all up, this room was about $1100 to transform.