Friday, 7 March 2014

Room Swapping

I have been a very slack blogger of late, sorry.
It has all been a bit hectic round here. Mr Betty has departed on his charity run to The Gambia
(all is going well apart from 27 hours of seasickness).

I am missing him lots but have been kept busy with room changes.
There is a new, rather large addition to the kitchen which I will blog about, and the boys have been swapping rooms.

Middle son who is now massively massive was originally in the smallest room which had lately become 
a bit of a hoohaa….poor boy constantly banging into things.
Littlest and Middle came to an agreement involving something Xbox related and have now exchanged bedrooms.

The small room has had a complete overhaul.
Newly plastered and painted walls, new fancy flooring in a white board effect and a good old sort out.

Here are the results
(excuse the quality, Mr Betty has took my nice camera with him)

fave pinterest idea
spice rack shelf and paper cups - Ikea

mini drawers RAST and spice racks (used for pens) from Ikea
personalised with paint and skull knobs

light chord and shade Clas Ohlsen
cushion made from Abakhans fabric

As usual, it has been completed on a tight budget, re-using lots of existing furniture. Ikea has been very helpful in the budget department!
Orange curtains are pre-loved and the amazing patchwork blankie is from here
I bought the very well priced RAST chest of drawers from Ikea, and changed it by painting the drawers in the wall paint colour, and adding cool skull handles that I picked up at TKMaxx

Littlest absolutely loves his little room although he is yet to sleep in it.
He is filling Mr Bettys bed space for now and keeping me in cuddles.

Next…Middle boys room.
 He wants an industrial theme and luckily I have experience in that ;-)

Thanks for reading. x

Monday, 10 February 2014

and the winner is ….

Sorry, this is so late I know.
Due to a trip to London and a rather nasty tummy bug I have only just got to drawing my winner.

and the winner of the book
Congrats, it will be in your hands before you know it.
Thanks to everyone that entered and for all the lovely comments about my TV appearance.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Great Interior Design giveaway

Hello! Just a quickie today.
I have had so much lovely and needed support re The Great Interior Design Challenge that I decided to purchase two of the wonderful books and give one away.
The book is ace, better than I ever expected and of course, my room is in there looking better than I remember.
The book has loads of Interior Design tips for every room in the house and really handy DIY tips including up-cycling projects featured in the show.
The photography is top banana and all the rooms from the heats are featured.
I have just spent a happy afternoon perusing its pages and I know you will love it too.
The rules.
Follow me here and leave a quick comment, maybe tell me which room you are planning on designing next?
Alternatively, follow me on IG (Oooh Betty) and leave me a note or even pop over to my Facebook page and give me a like.

I will announce the winner in a weeks time which will be whatever this day is next week. I think it is a Tuesday?
Good luck! X

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