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I Took Diy Courses to Revamp The Guest Room

Christine reinstated all of the period features in her guest room, transforming it into a colourful and welcoming bedroom for friends and family
Christine and Jan took on the guest bedroom project themselves, injecting the period character back into the room. The grey walls provide a calm backdrop with colour springing from the furniture and furnishings
Photos Olly Gordon

TOTAL £550

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My problem bedroom

The house hadn’t been touched since the 1970s, but the guest bedroom was a priority as family like to visit from overseas. There was no original character left in the room: the walls had been painted pink and yellow, laminate covered the floor and the fireplace had been boarded.

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