Four weeks ago I announced that I would be taking part in the Revamp Restyle Reveal project. 10 interiors bloggers, 10 rooms in their own home which were to be completely revamped over the space of four weeks with help from the wonderful sponsors AO.com, Amara, Maisons Du Monde, Frenchic and Earthborn paints. You can find out more about this project, and why I chose to revamp my bedroom, here. However, if you have been patiently following this project the past four weeks then today is the day that the big reveal of all 10 rooms is taking place!
If you have hopped over here from Kerry Lockwood In Detail and her reveal, a huge hello to you! By all accounts, Revamp, Restyle, Reveal has been a great success. The hastag #revamprestylereveal ramped up 1k public posts in the four weeks of the project, with the website getting 8k hits and over 5k views on YouTube.
For me personally, there have been quite a few ups and downs during this project. If you have followed all the social media coverage you'll have seen I created my dream brass trim mirror for the total sum of £9.37 (follow up post on this to come). You'll also have seen that something I thought was going to look fab - gold Greek key wall stickers - was a total disaster and they all ended up in the bin!
So, let's get on with it shall we?? I'd like to welcome you to my new, pastel pink, peach and blue bedroom.......
In the first week of the project I decided on what colour I was going to paint the room. I narrowed down the colour choices to Piglet, a white with a pink undertone, Cupcake, which was a light pastel pink and Peach Baby, one of the new colours in the Earthborn claypaint paint range. Although at first I was going to go with Piglet, in the end I decided to be braver and go full on pink with Cupcake. However, I just loved Peach Baby and could not put it aside completely, so decided to bring it into the room by painting out a 'double headboard' paint effect behind my new chesterfield bed from Maisons Du Monde.
Earthborn claypaint is just perfect if you want a completely matt finish. The paint is thick, doesn't drip and has a very chalky final result. As well as the walls I decided to paint out my much despised built in wardrobe in Cupcake eggshell paint. This has really helped make the wardrobe blend in with the rest of the room rather than stand out like a sore thumb.
Once the walls were painted it was time to start on the furniture. As previously mentioned, Maisons Du Monde were very kind enough to provide me with my beautiful new Chesterfield Bed which I absolutely love. The fabric is a beautiful sandy-grey colour, and the lovely French delivery guys carried the bed all the way down my windy narrow road! The bed was easy to build thanks to numbered parts bagged separately which made life SO much easier and saved so much time (much needed with a four week deadline!) I also got the most beautiful velvet stool for the dressing table which really pulls the dressing table area together. Plus, the old broken shabby chic chair went in place of this gorgeous Cosmos chair:
I just love this chair, its small proportions and the fact it has no arms make it the perfect chair for the bedroom. I use it to drape clothes on and to sit on in the evening while my son bounces around on the bed. The colour is amazingly vibrant, it's such a lovely design and at £145 I think it is SUCH good value for money.
One of the pieces of furniture that I was keeping was my dressing table. I stripped off the old paint and painted it instead in Frenchic furniture paint. I used The Lazy Range due to the time constraints and it was a revelation! The coverage was fantastic and the paint just stuck to the table when I brushed it on. The good thing about The Lazy Range is that all you need to do is buff it once the paint is dry, but I didn't even do that as I wanted a matt look to the match the claypaint walls. There was no priming or waxing necessary! I mended my old handles with glue and stuck them back on and I'm so pleased with the result! As I wanted a peach colour to match my headboard I mixed a bit of Wolf Whistle in with Pumpkin Pie until I got the shade I desired.
So once the furniture was done - time to style the room! As all interior buffs know - this is the super fun part. Thanks to the sponsors AO.com, Maisons Du Monde and Amara, I had some lovely pieces to use.
Jonathan Adler is probably my favourite designer for home ware, so I was delighted to be able to display some pieces of his dotted around the room. This Muse Floral Candle I've put by my bedside as you do not need to light it to just get the fragrance bouncing all around the room. The scent is beautiful and strong (how I like my scented candles), but the best thing is the container is actually a ceramic pot, so after the candle has burnt out I'll keep this pot to put in a small plant.
For my dressing table I couldn't resist the Full Dose Coaster set. They come as a pack of four, so I have one coaster on either bedside table, and two on my dressing table as a resting space for jewellery or hair pins.
I also got these Nomess Copenhagen mini storage boxes from Amara to separate out my favourite earrings, as before everything was lumped together in one old broken jewellery box. I can't tell you how much of a difference it has made organising earrings like this - it saves me so much time in the morning! At £7 for a pack of 3 boxes, these fun neon storage items are such a great buy.
OK, so now for something really special. Remember in my original RRR post I was rather embarrassed to show you the shitty cheap fan on the side table that my husband uses? Well, that fan has been SUPER upgraded by this baby - thanks to AO.com, this is my new Dyson Pure Hot & Cool Link HP02 Air Purifier. Yes - not only does it cool, and heat, it is also an air purifier, which I've found has made us sleep so much better? I've put it in the corner of the room and as it tilts you can direct the air exactly where you want it. The lack of blades means that I don't have to worry about my 3 year old being near it, and as it can be controlled by the app on our phones or by the remote supplied, there is no arguing about who needs to get out of bed and turn up/down/off/on the fan in the middle of the night. But for an interior geek like me, this best thing about it is that it looks like some amazing sculpture! It fits in perfectly with the rest of the decor and I bloody love it.
With this revamp, I wanted to make the room more cohesive and stylish, but I also wanted to up the glam, luxury element. My husband and I always used to stay in lovely hotels before the mortgage/child/dog took over, and I miss experiencing that 'luxury bedroom' vibe. Thanks to AO.com, I've created the next best thing with my Nespresso by Krups Essenza slimline coffee machine! It is only 8cm in width so is perfect to keep on a small side table. I can now enjoy an Espresso while getting ready in the morning - how good is that?
I really wanted to add texture into the room, so to balance out the pink walls I put this lovely peacock blue velvet cushion from Maisons Du Monde on the bed, as well as this NASH blue blanket to throw over the end of it. Before this project I had never shopped at Maisons Du Monde before, and I have to say I was really impressed by the range, quality and price of the items on offer.
So there it is - done! Four busy, chaotic weeks later I have a bedroom to be proud of. I cannot thank enough the amazing sponsors who were so generous in donating products to help get this project off the ground. Not to mention the lovely hosts who not only had to revamp their own rooms, they had to organise everything around the project as well!
Now hop on over to the wonderful Kate Young Design to see what she did over the past four weeks. A full list of everyone taking part can be found below. Do click through and have a look!
Bianca Hall, French For Pineapple - Kitchen Revamp
Oliver Thomas, Oliver Thomas Interiors - Living Room Revamp
Kerry Lockwood, Kerry Lockwood In Detail - Girls Bedroom Revamp
Melanie Lissack, Melanie Lissack Interiors - Master Bedroom Revamp
Kate Young, Kate Young Design - Master Bedroom Revamp
Meera Pendred, Arty Home Studios - Living Room Revamp
Dee Campling, Dee Campling Interiors - Boys Bedroom Revamp
Ruth Matthews, Design Soda - Hallway Revamp
Fiona Cameron, Around The Houses - Guest Bedroom Revamp