Hurrah! It's finished! My birthday present is completed. Gareth has finished painting the bedroom and all of the furniture. And, as I found the curtains and bedding on clearance sale, I was able to buy the bedside tables and tiles above the bed (also on clearance), too!
We both love it. It's so calm and peaceful. Very country/shabby chic. I do have a cross-stitch to hang on the wall and a couple of other pictures, so on to saving pennies to have them matted and framed.
A very big (and embarassingly belated)thank you to my lovely family on both sides of the pond for such a great birthday present! I am enjoying it every day.