After realising we had made one of the biggest parenting fails of all time we have now finally separated the boys and given them their own bedrooms. One of which has now had a lovely new makeover thanks to Valspar.
The big’un has moved into the front double bedroom, which was our spare room, and has taken the dreaded bunk beds with him. Although he is under strict instructions these are for occasional sleep overs not so his little brother can sneak back in and cause havoc every night! However as it was our spare bedroom and one we hadn’t got round to updating since we moved in, it was still very mismatched. If truth be told it has been used more as a dumping ground than an actual guest bedroom and with it’s blue carpet, purple curtains and dull cream walls, it definitely needed a full transformation and an injection of colour, before we could call it a bedroom.
We decided to let the big’un pick the colour himself seen as this was going to be his room and headed off to B & Q to looked at all the colours available. With Valspar it’s a little different when shopping for paint as they don’t have shelves full of tins to choose from, instead they have coloured cards that you select your colour from and then they make the paint fresh for you. They also offer an extra service which is a colour creation service whereby you can take in a specific colour, for example a swap of material or a piece of wallpaper, and they can create the perfect match for you.
After much deliberation he chose a bluey/green shade for the walls to go with grey curtains, bedding and accessories. The lady in B and Q was brilliant with the boys, she showed them how to make the paint and talked them through it, which fascinated them and kept them quiet whilst we waited.
We hadn’t used Valspar paints before but I had noticed that they were a bit more expensive than our usual brand and wasn’t sure if they would be worth the extra but I can now tell you that they absolutely are. The paint is such good quality and every wall required only one coat and dried quickly.
We are all so happy with the finished room and it’s safe to say we are definitely Valspar paint converts now, which is probably a good job as now the tiddler is requesting a full bedroom makeover too, so watch this space!
We have since used Valspar again to give the nursery a makeover for our newest addition we really do love it that much.
If you are about to start your own child’s bedroom makeover then check out these toddler bedroom budget ideas for some inspiration.