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Thursday, 4 February 2016

MOVING IN: THE PROGRESS SO FAR


I'm a firm believer of upcycling and reusing pieces of furniture to your advantage. Most of my friends ask where I get my ideas from and where I buy things for my home. I do stay on the constant look out where ever I go, just incase I come across something, but If I'm honest, I just reuse the same things and give them a lick of paint or add new handles - it can make such a difference!

Each of the bedside units where bought from The British Heart Foundation and cost no more than £40 each. They were quite scratched when I found them but this didn't put me off as I knew a bit of paint would bring them back to life. Im currently obsessed with charcoal so deciding on the colour was easy. Incase you want to know, I used Valspar Evening Coat. I reused the white handles from a previous project (Originally £4.99 for a 4pack from TKMaxx) They always seem to have various ones in stock. They are such a quick and easy way to update your furniture and to make it look more expensive and thought out. You simply screw the bolt on to the back - it can't get much easier! I decided to leave the original metal handles on the lower drawers as they added to the feel of the room and matched the metallic tones I wanted to include.

The lamp was another TKMaxxpurchase. It was green but I sprayed it gold using spray paint from B&Q. I also did this to a photo frame which was very easy to do (not pictured above). I find that if you have a number of small display items in the same colour (in this case gold), it brings the room together and makes it look like you've put a lot more work into the final result than you actually have!
 I still have a few things to sort out until I'm completely happy with the room, but I feel like I've made a good start. Any questions, just let me know and if any of you want to let me loose on your room - get in contact! 

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