Changing Rooms

Do you remember that old BBC program that ran for eight years from 1996 to 2004? I loved it, even if I hated the make overs I just found the program inspirational and full of imaginative ideas. I remember one where they painted a poem on the wall, I always wanted to do this. I now have a transfer on my bedroom wall, and it was a lot easier than painting it on. I loved the flamboyance of designer Laurence Lewellyn Bowen, but I think Linda Barker was my favourite. The thing I loved most of about the show was the disasters, and that some people just couldn’t be pleased.

I did pick up a lot of ideas from the show which I used in my own home and now I’m reminiscing about an old tv show because I’m about to face the biggest decorating challenge of my life.

Last year I moved into my new home, and it was very new, in fact this is what it looked like just over a year ago.

And this is what it still looks like on Google maps!

We were told when we moved in that we had to wait for the house to settle and the plaster to dry and couldn’t re-decorate for at least 12 months. Well those 12 months are almost up and I really can’t wait to place my stamp on this place and I will be well rid of the trade magnolia walls. Every single wall in the house is currently magnolia, and it’s not even the sort you can wipe clean. I want to colour my house in like a huge colouring book.

I really want to record my journey here on my blog, so I’ll be posting when I have news under the title Changing Rooms and will have a page set up to keep all posts in the same place.

I just can’t wait to get started now 🙂


  1. August 22, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Ohh good luck! How exciting! Waiting that long to decorate must of been torture….Plenty of time to get ideas though 🙂 x

  2. August 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    I can't wait, just wish I had loads of money so I could do everything at once, it's going to be a long job for sure!

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