One of the biggest bug bares of mine in this house is the bloody wood chip everywhere. It's going to take a while to strip it all away as we're unsure of the condition of the walls underneath so we made the decision to start with the wall behind our bed, opting to wallpaper over it and make a feature wall. Surprisingly we discovered that a fireplace had been covered up behind it but luckily the wall itself was in good nick so was easy to cover.
To spruce up one of our other walls, a nice large sized canvas was purchased from The Range. We have a colour scheme running through the majority of our house or black, grey and white and this picture was quite fitting.
Gracie and Layla's room is another one decorated in wood chip. We haven't got the resources to change this at the moment so for now I opted for a touch of girliness. Bunting, canvases and lettering just makes their room a bit more personalised to them and their tastes. I created the letter pictures myself on Picmonkey and then uploaded them to Truprint to have them printed out and the bunting I found on eBay (so many bargains in there).
Painting is always a relatively quick and easy quick to most things. So whilst we had some gloss spare from previous upcycling the hubby painted over all the doors and we bought new handles (£54 for 8) off of Amazon to finish them off. The white doors immediately brightened up the hallways.
The last improvement was to the set of drawers below. These are flatpack drawers which we bought 10 years ago and they are still going strong. We'd already painted the front panels purple but I persuaded the hubby to finish them off in white to tie in with the storage bench he had already made for Freya's bedroom and I think you'll agree that they look almost brand new.
Next on our list of changes is making wardrobes in Freya's bedroom whilst creating a second bathroom/toilet. This is quite a big project but will definitely be worth it when complete. I'll be writing a full post on this when the job is finished.
What home improvements have you done recently?