Home Improvement Hero Challenge with Moneysupermarket.com!

I was lucky enough to be given £50 from MoneySupermarket.com to take part in the #HomeimprovementHero Challenge
My Home improvement Hero challenge took off pretty quickly and I knew The room I wanted to revamp was our bedroom. It’s forever being used as a laundry dumping ground and has not been “our room” for a long time, if ever! So we decided to change that! 
I mulled for days what my plans were for the budget makeover until I finally got started!

Here’s our room before I started.

So as you can see, it was very boring and plain! 
Where’s the romance that a couples bedroom SHOULD have!?
Here’s what I did…

English Fire Crown Paint {B&Q} – £18.95
Poppy Canvas {Poundstretchers} – £9.99
Heart Tea light holder {B&M} – £2.99
Red Rug {B&M} – £5.99
Wooden heart wall hanging {Poundstretchers} – £1.99
Rose lights {B&M} – £4.99
Blank Canvas {B&M} – £1.99 {added the “love” myself}
 Potpourri decorative balls {in the fireplace, from B&M} – £2.99

= £49.88

All other pictures, bedding, wall art not listed above in the shots where already in our house. Just moved to our new gorgeous bedroom! I even stole the plant from our kitchen windowsill!

This Home improvement challenge was tough {with 3 kids at home to work around!} and I found it hard to get a hold on what we wanted. But I think we got there in the end. Doing this challenge, has not only dramatically changed the look of our room, but the feel of it too. I sleep more at ease at night knowing there isn’t a pile of laundry leering at me. It feels more like “our” room now, and we love it!! Thank you Moneysupermarket.com

This challenge was in conjunction with the #HomeImprovementHero Challenge with Moneysupermarket.com



  1. Late For Reality
    30/07/2013 / 7:39 PM

    It looks lovely hun. Our room currently has piles of clothes everywhere I hate it. Feeling deflated with our house at the moment but you have given me a bit of inspiration 🙂

    • Deborah Patrick
      30/07/2013 / 8:29 PM

      Thank yooou! Ooh I poked your inspiration button, LOVE IT! Shift that laundry and get designing! You’ll love the feel of it once completed! x

    • Late For Reality
      31/07/2013 / 9:13 AM

      I hope so! This weekend is DIY day! x

    • Deborah Patrick
      30/07/2013 / 8:29 PM

      Thanks Helen! Yours looked great also x

    • Deborah Patrick
      30/07/2013 / 7:36 PM

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂 x

  2. ourworldandautism.com
    30/07/2013 / 8:49 PM

    That looks great!! Well done! 🙂

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:44 AM

      Thanks so much x

  3. Louise Smith
    30/07/2013 / 9:47 PM

    You might not feel like you’ve done much Deborah but just look what you’ve achieved! It looks fab and I definitely think that occasionally moving things from room to room can really help.

    You’ve now inspired me to stop dumping the laundry in our room and to get creative instead 😀

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:45 AM

      Thanks alot Louise! I refuse to have laundry in our room again! lol x

  4. afra willmore
    31/07/2013 / 6:58 AM

    looks fab! I love the red paint.

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:45 AM

      Thank you Afra. Loving the red myself 🙂 x

  5. Kate Fever
    31/07/2013 / 7:40 AM

    Love the paint colour, you have made a real difference in the room!

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:45 AM

      Haven’t I! Rather impressed myself, lol. x

  6. Rachel H
    31/07/2013 / 8:29 AM

    WOW what a difference and it didn’t cost a fortune, well done to you

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:46 AM

      Shocking that something like this can be done “On a budget”. Definitely going to try it out on other rooms! And thank you! x

  7. 31/07/2013 / 8:44 AM

    Wow what a difference and on £50.00 i’m looking at doing the kids room’s on a budget soon!! some great ideas coming from this challenge!

    • Deborah Patrick
      31/07/2013 / 9:46 AM

      I look forward to seeing your results! It was tough to do at first, but once I saw my goal it was smooth sailing! x

  8. Laura
    31/07/2013 / 10:36 AM

    That looks so great! Amazing what small changes can do 🙂

  9. 31/07/2013 / 1:01 PM

    Wow what a difference. Seems a lot of us had bedrooms as dumping grounds and wanted a change.

  10. Mummy of Two
    31/07/2013 / 7:08 PM

    That looks great, it’s amazing what an injection of colour can do!

  11. 04/08/2013 / 10:53 PM

    LOVE it! What a huge difference from just a few bits. You have skills!

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