The story so far. Moneysupermarket.com has issued a challenge to see what - if anything - I can do to improve a room on a tight budget. Fifty quid, to be precise. Returning from a week's holiday with just hours before the competition deadline I was struggling. It had to be something that involved little or no painting. It had to be something that I could manage in between the school run and between the many and various duties that make up the first day of term and just the second full day back at home after a week away. What could it be...?
'Room for Improvement' is a campaign to see how creative we as a nation can be. And, well, I like to think I'm nothing if not creative. So, thinking cap on and lying in bed this morning, sunlight streaming through the window, light reflecting off the bright emulsion walls I suddenly had it. Yes, of course. Cheap; cheerful; and effective.
Here's the room before...
And here's the bedroom after...
Yes, dear reader. I have added a border.
See? You don't have to spend a fortune. And it doesn't have to be a time-consuming project.
I'm quite pleased with my efforts.