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Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2

  • May 12, 2017

You know when time flies by and you don’t get round to doing those odd jobs around the house….that. I blogged about our spare room makeover 2 months ago and am only getting around to writing part 2 now!

We finally made a trip to Ikea and I eventually I nagged the husband into doing a bit of DIY so that we could get the room finished.

If you missed part 1 of the makeover here’s what our spare room looked like before we started…

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

Not great!

Then we did a little collaboration with Inspired Wallpaper and redecorated. We also got rid of the bed and moved the desk to the back wall. When we finished part 1, the room looked like this…

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

We thought about getting a sofa bed but they’re quite pricey, especially when it will only get used a few times a year. Instead, we’ve bought a fold out bed that fits nicely into the airing cupboard, there’s just enough room to fold it out lengthways when we need to use it. That gave us a lot more space in the room for some storage which is important in such a small room.

We sent the child to the grandparents for the day and headed to Ikea – because what else do you do when you’re childfree. Eventually, we settled on this storage unit and desk. I wanted a new chair as well but unfortunately, our budget wouldn’t quite stretch to that as well!

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

My favourite part about decorating is finding accessories to go with the new room! I had to keep the colours quite neutral because my husband uses the room the most. My wish list looked a bit like this…

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

In the end, I made my own quote print (you can buy it here on Etsy) and bought a few new accessories including this Heart light from George.

All the junk was put away in drawers, the desk is tidy, and it’s much more stylish than the room we had before.

The Finished Result…

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

Our Spare Room Makeover Part 2 | Digital Motherhood

I know it’s not going to win any interior design awards but it’s so much better than before! We’re really pleased with it, and it’s nice to have more space.

Now what other rooms need improving…

Sarah

 

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9 Comments

  • Amy

    Wow, it looks incredible! I love your style!

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  • Angela Watling (Life, Motherhood and Everything)

    Looks amazing! Want to overhaul our study room now…

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  • keepmum

    Looks Great!
    I Love a bit of decorating!
    #thatfridaylinky

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  • Helen Gandy

    Ohh that looks ace, really fresh and a good place to work! Popping over from #ThatFridayLinky

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  • Emily

    Oooo I love the end result! It’s very effective. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLInky

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  • Nige

    That’s amazing transformation well done Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  • jaki

    Love this. I am so into grey at the moment! The wallpaper is gorgeous! #friyay

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  • Mummy Snowy Owl

    This look’s fab! I love a good interior make over!
    #friyaylinky

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  • Mummy in a TuTu

    ooo i like it – proper funky!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime Please join us next week too!

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