I love to keep a tidy home and am happy to tackle DIY projects. For example, after a long and harsh winter, I just recently cleaned my decking in the back garden and gave it a nice new coat of oil to protect itfor another year or two.
MoneySupermarket recently launched the ‘Room for Improvement competition where they challenged 200 bloggers to get creative and show how they can improve a room in their home for just £50. I really fancied the opportunity to freshen up the downstairs toilet because of all the dirty finger prints everywhere and marker pen drawings on the wall. This is how it used to look:
This is how I spent my £50. I bought a green lime feature wall paint and a mini roller paint tray from B&Q; a new hand towel from Ikea; a tall wicker basket from £stretcher; a new toilet brush and toilet paper holder from Home Bargain; masking tape, gloves and plastic table covers from Poundland. The total came in at just under £50.
Firstly, I prepared the wall by pasting masking tape all over the skirting board and removed all the toilet accessories like the toilet paper holder, mirror and hand towel ring. I then cover the entire floor using the plastic table covers.
I started painted the wall with the Brilliant white paint that was leftover from my previous project. I let it dry for a day before I painted the feature wall with the green paint. Once it was all dry, I screwed all the fixtures on the wall and removed the masking tape.
This is the finished toilet:
Now my toilet looks so much much brighter and welcoming! A fresh coat of paint makes such a big difference. Also, adding a few accessories for storage makes it look much neater.
This is my entry for MoneySupermarket’s Room For Improvement challenge.