Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sophie's room makeover - Room For Improvement £50 challenge


This was Sophie's attic room before - nothing really wrong with it but it's a bit girlie-girlie and she's almost about to become a teen so she wanted something a bit more grown up and hit on the theme of London/Union Jacks.


It needed a good tidy up too ! With perfect timing, Money Supermarket got in touch with news of their latest challenge and asked if we'd like to try a room makeover with a £50 budget (which they sent through to buy supplies).


Well, originally, before knowing we'd be trying to keep to a £50 budget, we'd toyed with the idea of repainting the walls in red and blue or possibly making one wall into a feature wall with a Union Jack themed wallpaper. However, to keep costs down, the key word became ACCESSORISE ! We opted for this London skyline wallsticker from Achica instead which cost £9. Madhouse Daddy expertly put it up with no problem at all.


Next, I decided to raid my crafts boxes to find some red, white and blue goodies costing zero pence. I was quie impressed actually, I found some material - a black throw and a red blanket - in my patchwork box, a Union Jack tea towel and some Union Jack bunting left over from the Jubilee. Hmmmm.


I used the material to cover her beams which were just bare dusty, splintery wood before (as you can see in the top photo), and jazzed them up with the bunting.


We bought some Union Jack bedding for £20 and a rug for £10. The tea towel is pinned on the wall above her bed.


A couple of Union Jack cushions for a couple of quid each and a Big Ben canvas for £5. The One Direction poster was free from a magazine she had !

So we did it - just under the £50 budget. Sophie's now looking through her possessions for anything else London-themed that she can put out on show in her room and has found some Olympic mascot toys and a Union Jack boomerang so far ! She loves the idea of adding her own personal stamp to her room so the rest is over to her !

Disclosure : This is our entry for the Money Supermarket Room For Improvement challenge. We received £50 to buy the supplies necessary for the room makeover.

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    1. Thank you - and most importantly, so does Sophie ! :) lol

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  2. these things have a habit of cropping up with nice timing. I am in the middle of moving house so going to do over my new bathroom. accessories will be my watchword as well.

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