Spare Room Makeover!

When we first moved into our house last year, we did a lot of DIY.  Painting, organising, building furniture the whole shebang!  Then the autumn came and the urge to hibernate (and to save pennies for Christmas) came, so DIY went on the backburner a little.

Now, spring is here (not that you’d know it given the current weather!), and we’re getting back into the swing of things, and our most recent project has been getting our first guest room sorted.  Here are a few pics to show you the new digs, and how we got on! We have a few other things to add from hither and thither (am hoping to have a few things made by my craftier friends and will definitely be buying a few things from John Lewis online – thank heavens for delivery services!).

All set up for a painting party!   As you can see, it was very plain to start with – white walls, no real furniture, no curtains….

Making progress with the painting!

The finished article – I love the blues and yellows together!

Ted napping was one of Matthew’s touches – we are a very pro-napping household!

Looking down towards the stairs.

I’m so happy with how it turned out, and hope our guests enjoy it!  We finished on Saturday evening and our first guest arrived at 11pm Saturday!  Love having visitors.

So that’s the room as it stands – I have a few things I’d still like to add (cushion covers, a basket or two, etc. – all of which I’ll no doubt get from John Lewis), but am so thrilled that the room is finished enough to have working as a fully functional, lovely space.  Now, what should the next project be?

What do you think of the transformation?  Do you have any DIY projects in mind now spring is on its way?


  1. The Garners
    10th March 2013 / 5:40 pm

    What a pretty, cheerful wall color!

  2. Riot Kitty
    10th March 2013 / 9:34 pm

    Augh, it's difficult doing this on my phone! My comment didn't show up the first time, so hopefully this one will. I think it looks very cozy, and I love Ted! Looking for a new table and chairs and I am willing to paint. The current set is wrought iron and like to catch bits (toes, kneecaps, ouch.)

  3. Genskie
    11th March 2013 / 8:03 am

    wow looks very cozy…I love the wall paint and the wall pics too <3

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