Monday, 27 May 2013

The £50 Room for Improvement challenge is on!

I'm always up for a challenge, especially something to do with the home, and so when I was asked to take part in Money Supermarket's Room for Improvement challenge I just couldn't say no!

The idea is that you get £50 to revamp a room of your choice and take before and after photos and then tweet about it using #roomforimprovement. If you fancy joining in you can find the details here.

I was going to use the money to finish off the utility room, but then I realised that I actually have nearly all the things needed to finish it off - I just need to get my act together and do the work!

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The very brown dining room

Then I thought this could be the impetus I need to get cracking on the dining room. I haven't changed anything in there since we moved in and although it's okay it's not quite right.
room for improvement challengeThe main problem is that the woodwork is a dark varnish which is totally out of keeping with the rest of the house. Everything else in the house is white so when you walk into the kitchen and dining room the contrast seems a bit at odds with the other rooms.

I quite like the dark wood, but I think it'll look fresher and brighter if it's all painted white - well, the woodwork anyway.

So here's the plan. I'm going to sand, prime and paint all of the dark wood in the dining room and paint the walls a different colour. Haven't decided what yet, but the brown has to go.

I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew because the challenge has to be done by next Monday - eek!  Better get on with it then...