I have been documenting my Homebase makeover, here are the first and second instalments in case you missed them, but I will round it all up here. I’m really excited to reveal the results. I still have lots I want to do, but I’ve managed to transform the big white space I had before. Here’s a reminder:
The fireplace is a brilliant feature of this Victorian house, but it wasn’t made the most of:
I added a feature walls of butterfly wallpaper, a gold picture frame and some ornaments. Oh and our Christmas stockings! The globe and the perfume bottle with the bird stopper both came from Homebase, the other things we already had. A Chinese box, a telescope, a Venetian tea light holder – I chose them to compliment one of the themes of the Anthology range: travel.
The gold pouffe I have had for a while after seeing a Homebase Moroccan themed room at the Ideal Home Show. I knew I wanted it but not why. After a brief spell with the treasure lurking under Mr G’s cabin bed, it now has a proper home.
The picture frame was only £6.99 but looks much more expensive up on the wall. I chose family pictures of Venice from our cruise to complement the frame of pictures we have of me and Mr A in Venice before we had kids! The middle pic is a bit topsy turvy, but hey life is too short, this is about memories, not perfection.
The other end of this long room was a real dumping ground. We decided to paper the opposite wall to the fireplace too, the effect has to lessen the tunnel effect in this long room.
We still need to move the bookcase out into Mr A’s office, but hey that is what cropping is for in the next shot. Plus, the exciting news is we rehomed Mr Moo the greyhound, and his bed has replaced my floordrobe! I also need your help here, see those gorgeous empty Habitat frames?
Well, what shall I put in them? Habitat, which I have always loved, it was the fabric of the home I grew up in, is now to be found inside Homebase stores.
Not any more, I have finally got round to putting the pictures up, plus I snapped up this stunning metallic butterfly canvas from Homebase for £12.99. It is great in the corner as it is shiny and really reflects light from the window into the room.
Mr A has promised the TV, which we never watch, can go back in his
gaming den office., so I have left some scope to fill up the space with picture frames. The All you Need is Love and Buttefly are from Rockett St George, the canvas of the two of us was from photobox, there are some Vintage valentine’s postcards and pictures of us on our travels.
The chandeliers are fabulous. I’ll be honest they aren’t connected up properly yet, as Mr A and I concluded we are rubbish at lighting DIY jobs, but we are hoping to bribe our electrician neighbour with a curry.
I’m really pleased with the difference less than £200 can make to a room this size. My next task is to update the bed throw and curtains, til then…sweet dreams all round!
Disclosure – Homebase supplied the wallpaper, Habitat frames, light fittings, butterfly cushions, globe and bottle ornament for this makeover.