Friday, 29 May 2015


I promised Stephanie last month that if she decluttered her room and kept it tidy until half term we would decorate. She succeeded  in the challenge. On Wednesday we went to B&Q where she chose a patterned wallpaper and a matching paint. Yesterday we took all of her belongings out of the bedroom except for the bed frame and wardrobe and pulled up the carpet. First job;
I am so pleased that my trusty old steamer works as half an hour later the wall looked like this;
Two coats of paint and two rolls of wallpaper, and an age shunting Stephanie's belongings back in their new homes and the bedroom now looks like;

Stephanie absolutely loves it, and I am pretty impressed too.
It does still need a new carpet but that needs to wait until I have saved some more.

Total costs so far:
2x tubs of paint £20 (2 for £20 offer)
2x rolls of wallpaper £22 (£11 each on sale)
Wall paper paste £5.12

I had a total of £45 in my quidco account so that pretty much covered Stephanie's room. Good job really as I am having the car door repaired on Tuesday which is costing £220 and the hoover broke whilst we were cleaning so I will need to dip into my savings to get a new one tomorrow. Always seems to be something doesn't there!


  1. Great job. The room looks lovely.

    1. Thank you, Stephanie has been heading straight there at every opportunity! LOL

  2. I love that wall paper! Your little lady is definitely a budding interior designer I think!

    1. I think she would suit some kind of design job very well, she loves to make things, and has always had an eye for colours etc.

  3. Lucky girl the room looks lovely, what fun to get her to help you.

    1. Haha she could not wait to get stuck in!