Hello and welcome to the Revamp Restyle Reveal big reveal! If you’re new to Revamp Restyle Reveal, have a little read of this post where I introduced the project. 10 interior bloggers, including me, have revamped one room in their homes in one month with the help of 5 lovely sponsors: AO.com, Amara, Maisons du Monde, Frenchic Furniture Paint and Earthborn Paints. After a very busy September, I’m delighted to show you my transformed living room. The products that I used from the sponsors have all been highlighted below.
Before the revamp, this room was utterly uninspiring and quite frankly, embarrassing. I didn’t like being in it at all. The biggest problem was the decade-old, falling-apart ugly corner sofa that we were ‘making do’ with while we figured out how to design this room, willing the kids to trash it beyond usability so I could finally get another one. 😝
Anyway, now the room has been given a makeover, this is how it’s looking –
The gorgeous grey wall colour is Trilby, from Earthborn Paints. It has completely changed the vibe in here and makes a perfect cocooning backdrop to the colours and textures in this room. I used the Lifestyle emulsion which covers beautifully and is a durable and washable paint, perfect for a home with kids and/or pets.
The ceiling light was found for a bargain in a sale and was originally copper, but I sprayed it gold as that is my preferred metallic, if you hadn’t already guessed. 😉
Brace yourself for another ‘Before’ 😬:
Shall we take a closer look?
Pick a book and get comfortable…
… or put your feet up and switch on the telebox. The fantastic Samsung UE40MU6100 Smart 4K Ultra HD TV and Sony HT-MT300 bluetooth soundbar with wireless subwoofer from AO.com have truly transformed our TV experience; I honestly had no idea what I’d been missing until I received these!
One final ‘before’:
Admittedly, the charcoal armchair is nothing to get excited about but it has plenty of life left in it and is really comfortable, so there was no reason to replace it. It looks much more inviting now with a gorgeous Icelandic sheepskin on it. I bought a retro cabinet on eBay and smartened it up with Frenchic furniture paint, using the Hornblower (dark blue) colour from the Lazy range. This paint has built-in wax and claims to take away the need to apply wax after painting. However, I found that the finish marks easily, so I would suggest an additional coat of wax and buffing it for a more durable finish.
Every living room needs a lovely scented candle for a relaxing evening atmosphere and this incredibly beautiful Jasmine and Ylang Ylang candle from Amara gives a wonderfully balanced and soothing scent which I have been delighting in every evening.
I’m so happy with the room now. It feels lovely and relaxing… a place where you want to just kick back, cosy up, chill out, flick through a magazine/book or watch TV. For everyone who has been following my revamp on social media, I hope I have met your expectations ☺️. I’d love to know what you think in the comments below!
Now it’s time to hop over to the other bloggers’ reveals in the blog hop!
– Dee Campling, Dee Campling Interiors – Boy’s Bedroom Revamp
– Ruth Matthews, Design Soda – Hallway Revamp
– Fiona Cameron, Around The Houses – Guest Bedroom Revamp
– Lisa Dawson, Lisa Dawson Styling – Entertainment Room Revamp
– Bianca Hall, French For Pineapple – Kitchen Revamp
– Oliver Thomas, Oliver Thomas Interiors – Living Room Revamp
– Kerry Lockwood, Kerry Lockwood In Detail – Girl’s Bedroom Revamp
– Melanie Lissack, Melanie Lissack Interiors – Master Bedroom Revamp
– Kate Young, Kate Young Design – Master Bedroom Revamp
– Meera Pendred, Arty Home – Living Room Revamp
The biggest thank you goes to our generous sponsors who made our projects possible and were absolutely wonderful to work with! They are amazing companies with great products and fantastic service!