Guest room makeover and photography on canvas

We have finally completed our guest room makeover!

guest room makeover

The last bit that needed doing was rubbing down the window sill and re painting it white with two coats, that took 4 months to get round to doing, absurd isn’t it? There is always something happening that takes over my plans and jobs like these get pushed to the bottom of the pile.

guest room before

Anyway it is done.

We have turned this room around from the previous blue which was looking a bit tired into a sunny lemon yellow, there is still blue in there as I’ve kept the curtains and the carpet seeing as they were practically new but I must say I’m dead pleased with the finished product, ok it still needs a mirror on the wall and I’d love a wooden venetian blind at the window as it’s south facing so gets a lot of sun in the afternoon.

As you can see from the above photo the coving had a large crack where it had come away from the wall so that was filled with plaster using a tube which was very simple to use and then rubbing along with my finger to make sure it was a smooth as can be.

The room took two coats of yellow ‘Lemon Ice’ from the B&Q Colours range to completely cover the blue using a roller for the large areas and a small paint brush for the edges

Finally the radiator, skirting board, window sill and ledge were all painted with a brilliant white gloss. This is the bit that took so long as the sill and ledge needed sanding first and that’s the bit I couldn’t get round to fitting in to my daily schedule.

accessories home

Once the decor is finished it’s time to add a few pieces to the room, I have this gorgeous wooden Scandinavian horse souvenir from a trip to Gothenburg many moons ago, I found the wooden woven heart in a Sainsbury home sale, the teddies are old friends and the Love sculpture came from next a few seasons ago.

The duvet set is from Marks And Spencer – last year but I noticed they have the same cross stitch pattern this year in lilac, I bought it in their home sale for £20, bargain!

duvet cover M&S

The main art on the wall is this photography on canvas, you might remember I took this photo recently on our Cornwall holiday using my iPhone, you can see it here on my Instagram feed too.

Polzeath canvas


I’m really pleased with it, I didn’t have to touch the photo up, I just used the largest size possible from my camera album et voila! Very easy to do, thank you Canvas Design I don’t think I’ll ever tire of looking at that view.

Disclosure: Canvas Design sent me the above in order to show you how good they are and what great quality they are.

Love Chic Living and Love Your Home


  1. March 13, 2014 / 1:59 PM

    That looks really great! I love the canvas!

    • Mari
      March 14, 2014 / 1:46 PM

      Thanks and I must admit the canvas is beautiful, I’m really in love with it

  2. March 13, 2014 / 3:08 PM

    You simply cannot beat a Cornish beach photo, we have one taken on the day our children were born. Happy memories. The room looks beautiful Mari. H x

  3. March 15, 2014 / 8:06 AM

    Well done on finishing the room… It’s great to have projects finally off the list isn’t it?!
    Room looks great!

  4. March 15, 2014 / 12:27 PM

    I really like the colour of the walls & the little horse!
    It looks like a nice guest room, quiet & calm, you did a good job.
    And the beach pic is great!

  5. March 15, 2014 / 2:12 PM

    It looks amazing, and I am so in love with your dalahast! I have a very old Swedish version, a more recent native red version and I want a big white version, but I have yet to find one. Maybe I need to look on your ebay moodboard for one! :)

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