D.I.Y., GIVEAWAYS, interiors

GIVEAWAY: Hello new guest room

November 4, 2016


Just recently we moved Nina James out of her first ever bedroom into one of the bigger rooms in our flat so that she could have a bunk bed and more space to play and run around. Her old bedroom has been sitting empty or let me rephrase that, has been used as a place for us to store all the stuff  that gets in the way for over a month now. A real refresh of that space was needed and so I tried to think of clever and cost effective ways to turn it from a glorified storeroom into a cool, clean guest bedroom that hopefully our guests would be happy to sleep in.



Like I mentioned I didn’t want to go overboard on the budget so I tried to think of ways to use what we had in our house, coupled together with a few key purchases, like a base for the bed and a nice big plant. I started the whole process with a new lick of paint which should never be underestimated. There is nothing quite like adding a bit of colour to a room to bring about instant change!

I decided to paint only the wall that the bed would go up against. I wanted to use a modern but solid colour so I painted it with Dulux’s Colour of The Year –  Steel Symphony II. I also thought it would be awesome to create a D.I.Y headboard made from NJ’s old shelves and a few of our framed art pieces that we have spread throughout house, then I picked some of my favourite novels, bought a couple of plants and roped Shane into helping me make and hang some cord and filament bulbs on either side of the headboard as nightlights.




I think the D.I.Y. headboard turned out really cool, even if I do say so myself. I stuck to a monochrome theme throughout the room, which was inspired by the Steel Symphony II paint colour that I chose and I’m pretty chuffed with how it all came out.

I’m also pretty happy that all in all I spent a total of R3000 on this room, which included the bed base, the whole light set-up, the glass beaker, all the plants, the enamel pot plant holder and some chocolate to get me through it. It also only took two days to complete, so if you’re currently staring at a room that is making you want to punch a stuffed animal in the face you hate it so much, just step back and imagine a few simple things that you could buy and then some that you can borrow from the rest of your house and then just go for it!









I’ve made a little stop frame animation of my whole process, which I really hope you will enjoy and I have another little surprise element that I’m hoping will make you smile.

If are currently thinking about sprucing up one of your rooms or a corner in your house, then I have an R1000 Dulux paint voucher as well as an R1000 voucher from Loads of Living to giveaway to one of you guys to get you started and all you have to do is:

  1. Tell me which room in your house you’re thinking of using these vouchers in
  2. Make sure you like Dulux’s Facebook page and Lucky Pony’s Facebook page.
  3. You can enter twice by leaving a comment here and on my post on Facebook.
  4. I’m choosing a winner on the 10th of November.


Someone has already made themselves comfortable hehe.

Brass light fixtures and cord from Hoi Ploy

Enamel grey plant box from Mr Price Home

Bed base from Lotters Pine 

Plants and glass beaker from Garden Shop 

Ceramic Kewpi Doll made by Shane and I

Shelves made by Shane

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  • Reply Alex Holmes November 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Hi Angie!
    We recently moved into a bigger place and what was meant to be our study has become a glorified laundry room/dumping ground. A painted feature wall and accessories from Loads of Living, with some elbow grease from me, would really turn it into something special and a nice place to work.
    Liked Plascon on Facebook, already liked you 🙂
    Yay for giveaways!

    • Reply Alex Holmes November 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Whoops! I meant Dulux 😛

    • Reply Lucy November 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Pick me pick me!
      I have a few rooms in need of a fresh make over, with this voucher I’d be able to get a move on and start (always the most difficult part).
      I always love seeing the way you DIY your way around your place. Job well done Angie!


    • Reply Britney Hand November 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Angie,

      I would absolutely love to help redo my moms bedroom for her birthday in late November, and it would be great to help her get started with the vouchers!
      Your designs and interior design is so inspirational and would love to put my take on something similar to what you make!


  • Reply Natasha November 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

    The rooms looks wonderful and sooooo beautiful. Will love to redo a room that we are going to use for our new bundle of love coming due in January. Xxxx

  • Reply Julie Ann November 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

    My bedroom needs a uplift its so old and outdated would love to give it a uplift with dulux paint and a new duvet set from loads of living. Love what you did 😍and always keeping in mind of a budget. 😊

  • Reply Melanie pieterkosky November 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I need to revamp my lounge. We moved 3 years ago and did most of the other rooms but ran out of time and money for the lounge. It still has beige walls!

  • Reply Robyn Hunter November 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Would definitely do my bedroom – I moved a month ago and need an updated room for the new place (it’s been the same for over 6 years :()

  • Reply Liz Black November 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

    My two-year-old’s room needs a revamp – she’s moving into a a big bed! Which will mean taking down shelves and repositioning and repainting.

  • Reply Jezebel Minnie November 4, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I would really love to paint my kiddos room make it a nice comfortable room for them

  • Reply Ronnae Elliott November 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I need to fix up my babies room as I’m currently pregnant and due in February 2017. I would love to paint it.

  • Reply Gina November 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

    My step daughters room in our house could do with some love. She would be thrilled! Your room looks divine, love the grey.

  • Reply Sophia November 4, 2016 at 11:56 am

    My bedroom could really do with a fresh coat of paint 🙂 So I would love the Dulux South Africa paint voucher please 🙂

  • Reply Tidi Esther Madibo November 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    WOW ….What a room, this is exactly how we all dream our homes to be like, FULL OF LIFE!

    We have to start with our nursery after we move older sister into another room but time isn’t on our side. Baby won’t stay put anymore and mommy is unwell on bed rest for all this while to let her grow enough…so even financially, its challenging because of having had to cut on our 2nd income. So now mommy is contemplating on staying with baby in the main bedroom until recovery takes place then the nursery will take place. I would love the load of living voucher to get older sister’s room going because I already painted and bought baby her own stuff. Older sister complains that she is abondoned and the fact that her birthday (just next week the 10th), is overshadowed by baby isn’t helping. She is a natural artist and loves decor, this would cheer her up a lot as she would have opportunity to shop her own room.

  • Reply Chloe November 4, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I just moved into my first apartment, would love to spruce up my new bedroom!

  • Reply kelly warriner November 4, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I would love to fix up my bedroom 🙂

  • Reply Wendy Vivier November 4, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I would love to repaint our spare room. We gave the kids – long ago – a choice of colours to paint and my son chose bright green! So …. time to get rid of that to something a bit calmer!

  • Reply Jess November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    You know you’re my style icon, right? Just putting that out there 😀

    Well, my brother has moved out after 4 years and a degree – I am itching to redo that bedroom into Lila’s and hers into a spare bedroom / studio space. This would be perfect to say the very least!

    Excited to see NJ’s new bedroom!!!

  • Reply Lorelle November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    🙂 Love the video and the colour of that wall!
    We recently knocked out a wall in our lounge to give it a more open plan look however we have not got to the painting over the bare plaster bit yet. A good paint and some snazzy decor or curtains to match would really help us spruce up our lounge!

  • Reply Jeanne-Louise November 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    The guest bedroom for sure. A neglected little box at the moment.

  • Reply Sharleen November 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    We have recently moved to a smaller home and i have a room i need to redecorate for my little grandson.

  • Reply Adriana Prins November 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I recently did my living room but now my bedroom needs to join the party ! Ít’s old and feel muffy. A fresh coat of Dulux and some beautiful Loads of living will sure do the trick to give it new life !

  • Reply Nic Berti November 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I really need to fix up my main bedroom, its super bland. Love the colour of the wall in the post.

  • Reply Emily November 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    My mum and dad have recently bought their first own home, sacrificing way too much to raise 4 happy kids. And can finally paint and decorate rather than make the best of rented homes. Their living room would be so happy with a good lick of pain and some great decor pieces. Holding thumbs!

  • Reply Roxanne November 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    My dad is visiting me this weekend and we are looking for a flat to buy! I want a pink lounge, and this will help me so much to make my first home I own look just the way I want it… please pick me…x

  • Reply Tracy Jacobs November 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Angie, really looks lovely! Love that colour of paint – we are moving in a month’s time – out bedroom would look divine with that grey paint on one wall and a new duvet from Loads of Living 🙂

  • Reply Karlien de Wet November 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Oh wow! It not only looks amazing but also like a lot of fun! I need to revamp my son’s room. He’s too big for the cot now but still too little for a bed. Would love to get something in between with a splash of color!

  • Reply Hayley Malan November 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    My Daughter’s room is need of a makeover. We done renovations a few years ago but never had enough budget to add any decor to her room or give it a good paint. So its super bland right now.

  • Reply Gabriella Groepe November 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Hey hey,

    Will definitely be using this to convert an old computer lab in the granny flat section of my house into eating area/Kitchen net space.
    Will be great to be able to cook my own meals without disturbing my neighbors (my parents). Been slowly converting this once abandoned section of my house into my own personal loft.

    This is the last room I need to convert and this will be a massive help 😊.

  • Reply megancholia November 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    My husband and I just bought our brand first home together – a beautiful, very neglected old home in Richmond Hill (PE). I would love to revamp the lounge area, bringing in lots of colour and brightness to complement the wooden floors and natural light.

    PS. I’m an avid Lucky Pony reader – love your stuff!

  • Reply megancholia November 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    My husband and I just bought our first home together – a beautiful, very neglected old home in Richmond Hill (PE). I would love to revamp the lounge area, bringing in lots of colour and brightness to complement the wooden floors and natural light.

    PS. I’m an avid Lucky Pony reader – love your stuff!

  • Reply Brittany van Vuuren November 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    My bedroom!

  • Reply Paige Viljoen November 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    My lounge could use a bit of colour and awesomeness, since thats the room we always have fun with family and friends!

  • Reply Astrid Julies November 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful and practical Lovely makeover. And the addition of the Kwepie doll – Priceless!!!
    For a change its about me. So a redo of my room, my sanctuary, my space please.

  • Reply Mia Roets November 4, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Amazing! Defs need this for my 70s brown bathrooms

  • Reply Michelle November 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Most definetly our storage/mountain bike room that has to be turned into a nursery. Paint and pillows will make all the difference.

  • Reply Carolyn Augustus November 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    My living room is in desperate need of a face-lift

  • Reply Aimee Isaacs November 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    This room looks great, such doable ideas with great impact. I’d love to redo our main bedroom.

  • Reply Kyla November 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Yaaas!! Our living room — because we currently have NO floor because our wooden one has rotten. Spiders!!

  • Reply Debora November 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I am moving to a new house in December and will have to set up one of the bedrooms to serve as a guest bedroom and study for when working from home. Clever use of paint will assist and a voucher for décor would be super!

  • Reply Jessica November 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Totally in love with this space. Can this be my spare room, please? Mine is so sad in comparison! 😉 Hell, my main bedroom is sad in comparison!

  • Reply Misha November 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I will be painting All of the rooms in my new house that is currently being built. I cannot wait to spruce it up with some lovely decor!

  • Reply Jessica Preston November 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I looove the light idea! Looks so lovely! I’ve been wanting to add a bit of life to my bedroom for ages now, so this giveaway would really be appreciated.

  • Reply Liezl Veiga November 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    My son’s room was the spare room before he came along so when my folks visit there is a musical – rooms game as my son sleeps in a camp cot in our bedroom. I’d love to use the prize towards renovating a spare room we have been using as a storeroom too!

  • Reply Talitha November 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Since I have to save every penny for new high school uniform for 2017…These vouchers would come in handy to redecorate and revitalize my kitchen and bedroom 🙂 Please help Lucky Pony, Dulux Paint and Loads of Living 🙂

  • Reply Rumbarani Naidoo November 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    My bedroom in my house is what I would like to fix up. I would like a new colour and mod look and winning this will make my dream come true

  • Reply Rumbarani Naidoo November 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    My bedroom in my house is what I would like to fix up. I would like a new colour and mod look and winning this will make my dream come true

  • Reply Linus November 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’ll do my bedroom Pants.
    Also I never win these things anyway 🙁
    I still love you though

  • Reply Bianca Messina November 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I’m a Fashion Student that loves to rearrange & redecorate constantly, it’s almost a way of expressing myself & a stage in my life. I live in a old Capenion Flat which I’ve decorated in a mixture two contrasting styles of old & modern that merges into eclectic vibe.

    I’ve recently removed my Nifty 250 prints from my bedroom wall, but sadly alot of paint came of the wall which I have filled with polyfiller, but now I need to paint this wall. I would love & appreciate the vouchers dearly to repaint the wall & add a shelve inspired by your DIY Headboard (which is by the way amazing 😻)

    I’ve liked both the pages & holding thumbs to be a lucky pony winner👍🏼

  • Reply Andrea November 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love the bedding 🙂 I’d redo my toddlers room, it’s very boring aan neutral at the moment. Think it could do with a fun makeover.

  • Reply Chloe Joustra November 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Angie, Angie, Lucky Pony… make me lucky today? Our kitchen is in desperate need of a makeover. It has seen better days! The red is too much for my anxiety. The previous owners even painted the tiles ! Oh please oh please. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Reply Leila Badsha November 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    The room looks lovely! I really like the colour you chose. I’m moving into a flat in January and the lounge currently only has one chair in it and nothing else. Its white and needs a bit of colour, so the Dulux voucher would be a huge help. Also I need curtains and Loads of Living have some really nice ones but where out of my budget. So both vouchers would be really rad.

  • Reply Matty Smith November 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Our fist baby is due in April 2017 and we would love to revamp our 2nd bedroom to a beautiful baby room! Do not know if it is a girl or boy yet, but finding out at the end of this month.. so exciting!

  • Reply Megan Hartwig November 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I love it!!!! I wish you could come do my room!!!! My bedroom needs to be revamped BIG TIME!!!! Its such a beautiful and cozy place for me to unwind at the end of the day.

  • Reply Janneke November 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I’d love to decorate our bedroom. 😊

  • Reply Dominique November 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    We have been living in a little fixer-upper for 2 years now and the bathroom REALLY needs some love.
    We have managed to do a few of the other rooms for low budget but any help would be amazing.
    Plus a forest green bathroom can never be wrong!!!

  • Reply Melissa Crestani November 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    So in love with the neat headboard idea and those hanging lights are killer 😍. I would love to revamp my bedroom by using some of your ideas .

  • Reply Samantha Parrish November 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I am currently in the process of redoing my bedroom, to make it more minimalist and simple. I would 100% use the same Dulux colour you’ve used here. I adore the whole style of this room!

  • Reply Nicolette November 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Stunning transformation!

    • Reply Nicolette November 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I’m looking to use the vouchers for my bedroom and lounge areas.

  • Reply Candice Cooper November 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I love the personal touches in your new guest room, like the ceramic kewpi doll which you and Shane made – cute! And the dinosaur planter. I feel like that’s what makes it YOUR guest room. Superbly executed, thanks as always for sharing 🙂
    I would love to renovate our living area. I’ve added at least 7 plants to try hide the drab-ness… but no luck. Some Dulux Rich Matt in Brilliant Green would look fantastic as an iconic wall. Then a throw and a couple of scatter cushions from loads of living will really make it stunning. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Henriette November 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Love what you did with the room! And that paint colour is awesome!! We have to move soon so the voucher would be awesome for our guest room and 1 year old’s room – in fact everywhere!

  • Reply Hannah E November 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    The room looks great! Our bedroom ceiling is falling apart and once we get that fixed we would love to paint and get new lighting fixtures. Please pick us!!!!

  • Reply Carla November 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Our guest room – which also turned into cat feeding / stacking everything room – desperately needs an update! I would also love to try the Dulux Steel Symphony II – looks so beautiful!

  • Reply Klara Skinner November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I’m putting up a shelf just like yours in my bedroom this weekend! Love it.
    I bought a house recently which came with some horrendous feature walls. The feature wall in the lounge was a bright green…and not a good kind of green! Plus the previous owners had painted around their mounted flatscreen, leaving a nice big rectangle in exactly the spot where you wouldn’t put a TV unless you wanted a permanently stiff neck. So I painted over all of that with something the colour of Baileys, that is lovely like the setting sun, but just doesn’t work as I’d hoped with the other walls in the lounge, which are grey. I can’t afford to buy more paint right now, but when Dulux’s Steel Symphony pops up on my Facebook feed (which is does every day or two) I know that’s the colour I should have used. I kick myself every time, it would have been so perfect for the space. So the Dulux voucher would truly make my year. I have all this time in December to get crafty at home but no money to do it with! Plus I’m just dying to accessorise. Have some beautiful floating book shelves on that lounge feature wall that need to be styled, and desperately need some scatter cushions on the couch (these would be a dream: http://www.loadsofliving.co.za/product/damask-mint-natural-scatter-cushion/).
    Gosh, I’ve spent these vouchers in my mind already! 😉

  • Reply Jesslynn Schlamm November 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, I NEED this! We just moved into our new house after 6 month of renovations, and we have zero budget left for furnishings or decor. I would use these vouchers on our main bedroom, new sheets would be glorious! The paint we would use for a little feature wall, I’m thinking a lovely deep, jungle green 🙂

  • Reply Jeanne November 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Would L.O.V.E to make my bedroom look a li’l summin’ like this! Damn beautiful!

  • Reply Johannes (JP) Botha November 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    My little princess has just turned 6.. she is going to Grade 1 next year, and Im embarrassed to say that she still has a plain white room with winnie the pooh decor stuck on her walls. She doesn’t even like to bring her friends into her bedroom and I don’t want to pull the decor off as when we tried, it was unsightly underneath. She has asked “father Christmas” to bring her some big girl things for her bedroom.. like a pedastil and a lamp. This would be an absolutely amazing gift for her. I would love to paint her room in 2 different shades of pink, and put up some floating shelves for her. She really is a girly girl and I want her to absolutely love her bedroom and be proud of it.

  • Reply Linda Laing November 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I would love to redo my main bedroom!

  • Reply Jessica Bromley November 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Angie you are so incredibly inventive ! Your choice of colours here are just so seamless ! Can I come sleep over ?😻

    My boyfriend and I have recently just moved into our first place together, and boy they weren’t kidding when they say how much work goes into having your own place – it’s been 5 months of non-stop work but at the same time 5 months of absolute bliss ! It’s such an awesome feeling to be able to create your own space the way you want it.

    Slowly but surely we’ve built up our little home but all that’s left to do is our bedroom , we’ve bought some pieces here and there to bring it together but we still have a long way to come.

    I spend my days scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration, and I have ideas pouring out of my ears!

    I’ve been dreaming of these walls for weeks now , we’ve recently purchased some jute rugs and I think the colors would be perfect together
    And our growing collection of indoor plants would just tie it all together.

    This would be an absolute dream for me 😻

    Thank you for all your inspiring posts , I love love love your blog !

  • Reply Marina November 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous! An quick and easy fix, yet absolutely stunning. I’d love to fix up my bedroom.

  • Reply Shantel Govender November 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I would use the voucher to renovate my study . I have paid a lot attention with renovation and decor to all the other rooms in my home and neglected my study .

  • Reply Chantal Stanfield November 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Hi! I definitely need to redo the lounge-dining area – pretty sure the beige has been on the walls since the 80’s!

  • Reply Depashni marie November 4, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I would use the vouchers to give my bedroom a makeover.

  • Reply Marilet Boonzaaier November 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    We currently have a laundry- / bicycle storage- / all other items that won’t fit anywhere else – room in our apartment, that we would like to renovate to a guest room, that could maybe become a baby room within the next 2 years 😉 (Tall order, I know!)

  • Reply Christie Papadopoulos November 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    My partner and I are moving into our new home in the next few months- EEEEK exciting exciting! It is an OLD house (it was one of the first farm houses in johannesburg North) so it is in dire need of some serious TLC. This prize would be a massive help in us redoing the lounge area with a lick of fresh paint (i’m thinking of light and bright feel) and some accessories to make it our own.

  • Reply Julie Jones November 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Our boring kitchen could definitely do with a redo! Holding thumbs 😊 (P.S. I commented on Facebook too, and liked the Dulux and Loads of Living pages)

  • Reply Robynne November 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    WOW! Amazing prize. Been dying to re-do our bedroom so that’s what we would do if we won. Holding thumbs! Have liked and commented in FB 🙂

  • Reply Chantelle November 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    What a gorgeous space! In love with the grey and he quirk! Well done Angie!!

  • Reply Philippa November 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I love the monochrome! I’m in the process of gathering things I love for my kids’ room. It’s a boy and a girl sharing a room. My boy has just turned two and I think he’s ready to move out of the cot, so it’s the perfect opportunity to give the room a bit of a refresh. Up until now we haven’t really had the space or time to give their room a cohesive theme, but over the December holiday period I plan to get stuck in. I’m already looking at paint (Dulux of course!) palettes so this prize would be perfectly timed and so appreciated.

  • Reply Gina November 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I want to refresh our very depressing bathroom with some dramatic paint and monochrome deco elements to give it a more impactful feeling.

  • Reply Nicola Meyer November 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    The main bedroom is past desperate in need of a makeover

  • Reply Lindi Janichon November 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Ralph has a little sister on the way whom he will need to share a room with for a year or two until we can maybe make a plan and turn our home office into a second bedroom… I have some ideas on how to divide the room up nicely but a kick of paint will definitely add that missing touch! Holding mega thumbs over here 😉

  • Reply Lalannie November 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to spruce up my bedroom. I would copy you guest bedroom look, completely! That’s how good it looks!

  • Reply Terry Lagerwall November 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I’d love to add a bit of sparkle to my main bedroom! It definitely needs some TLC.

    In love with the DIY headboard! =D

  • Reply Janet November 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I just love what you’ve done with this room and can’t believe how quickly you transformed it. 2 days and not breaking the bank is my kinda DIY 😉 I’ve left a comment on FB but again, I’d love to transform my drab bedroom. I actually could kick myself for letting it get this boring and mismatched. Everything else seems to have taken priority and I’m fed up now!! I also would love a lovely bedroom waaah – my children each have one, now it’s my husband’s and my turn!! I can see that a lick of paint (what a gorgeous colour from DULUX) and some well-chosen soft furnishings (Loads of Living is the perfect place) plus of course, a kick in the right direction (hee hee) is all one needs to see a drab room become a dream room and that’s my aim!!

  • Reply Sam November 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I have just moved into my home and would love to put together a guest room just like yours! I love your lamp idea!!!

  • Reply Kelly Green November 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    What a stunning room! Those air plants in beakers are so wonderful! We recently renovated our little apartment on a crazy, tight budget so we could not get to our room so it’d so, so lovely to spruce our room and make it feel homely and wonderful again!

    Thank you for your lovely blog, it’s my fave thing to read after a long day! x x x

  • Reply Tamar A L Atcheson November 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE to do up our main bedroom.
    Since we moved in, we have had two kids and needless to say, their priorities and bedrooms have taken preference and ours feels like it needs a bit of a magic touch or bringing back to life haha.
    Would absolutely love to win this! 😍👌🏻🙏🏻

  • Reply Catherine November 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm


  • Reply Louda November 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    My bedroom – this is already planned as my December project and I had exactly the same idea – a fresh new coat of paint & bed & some accessories. Loved the post and that it cost so little 👌🏻

  • Reply Tatiana November 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    We need to decorate our baby’s room – with baby arrivals by in April, we haven’t touched the room since we moved in over a year ago. I’d love to decorate it in a clean Scandinavian mid-century modern style with geometric animal prints for the walls!

  • Reply Claire Barwick November 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Would love to make over my husband and my room!! Liked and liked! 😀

  • Reply Bev November 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Nice makeover! For me it will have to be my study – the ‘forgotten’ room in our house. It needs some TLC…

  • Reply Lynnith Andreou November 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I would love to make our living room better as it is small and busy with kids toys and clutter! Quite a challenge to do up a small space x

  • Reply Lisa Harrison November 4, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Hello! Wow, the room looks absolutely divine. Well done mama! I’ve just redone my 2 year olds bedroom, so I know how much work (but fun) it is.

    We have recently moved into a house that hasn’t been upgraded in over 20 years. We are hoping to either start on our bedroom or the lounge. These vouchers would be such a blessing to help make that possible.

    Thanks for the giveaway and insight!

  • Reply Janie Siebert November 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Bravo for great work with smart new-look room!
    I am saving like fury to revamp one of our bedrooms to start an Air BnB as additional earner, so these vouchers would be soooo cool to assist with so many budget guzzlers!
    Have liked your blog and Fb page for a good while already and yip for Dulux ‘like’!
    Thanks for this possibility!

  • Reply Leanie November 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I would love it for our bedroom. We recently bought our flat and this would really help us out in the whole rennovation process.

  • Reply Trish Pentecost November 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Hi there! Oh, how I would love ❤️ this voucher to spruce up my main bedroom! I’ve been wanting to do it for quite some time but my inspiration left men in the lurch! The Dulux colour you used is just what I want for my focal wall behind the bed. And I love the lights! Cool 😎 idea! Even if I don’t win, I’ve some new inspiration to get owing.

  • Reply Theola Ernest November 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful 🙂 We are still co-sleeping but our bab’s room needs to be decorated and has to look amazing for him to move in and have his own space at some point and then there’s the option of our lounge… Found out about baby a month into moving into our home and all the money went into baby and not our home. This would be something amazing just for us for a change 😊 We need this as a fun couples project!

  • Reply emlyn thomas November 5, 2016 at 7:12 am

    the guest bedroom to make it more welcoming for friends and family

  • Reply SHAZ HAMPSON November 5, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Hi Angie, the man-cave in our home needs serious TLC! 🙊 xx

  • Reply Suanne November 5, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Job well done Lucky Pony.
    Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!
    I would love to redo the living room.

  • Reply Deborah November 5, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Got a few rooms I need to do, but for now my priority is the lounge. It’s the space we entertain in and I’d love to make it more welcoming.

  • Reply Caryn November 5, 2016 at 10:26 am

    That’s easy – my bedroom. It’s the place I go to to get away but at the moment it doesn’t feel like a getaway destination. I’m feeling inspired!!

  • Reply Andrea van Wyk November 5, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I absolutely love your colour scheme which is the same as I’ve used across my new home. I would really like to do up my second bedroom as a study which I haven’t been able to do as I’ve run out of funds (adulting sucks!). The light fixture in particular is gorgeous.

  • Reply Debra Bouwer November 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    We’ve got an offer in on a new house that is a bit of a fixer upper. I’d definitely be in need of a voucher for white paint errawhere and an accent wall in my daughter’s room – similar to what you’ve done!

    Please pick us!

  • Reply Dhesh November 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Love your guest room. I would really love to move my son into his own space so I would do up his room.

  • Reply Chloe November 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

    That colour of the year has earned its place. I would love to turn our ‘room filled with shit we don’t know where else to put, but should probably donate/throw away’ into a guest bedroom/hobbies room. Said room has been this way for a year so the paint and linen voucher would be the gentle push I need.

    PS love the brass little bulbs hanging so clever and simple.

  • Reply Jane Paterson November 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Ah this giveaway couldn’t have come at a better time – I hope I win!

    We are moving to a house soon (out of the flat!) and will have a few bedrooms and bathrooms to re-do. The room I’m most excited to spruce up is our bedroom. It’s a lot bigger than we’re used to and I think a bit of colour and decorating will be amazing! Exciting times.

  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon November 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I would love and desperately need to re-do and make over my bedroom 🙂

  • Reply Kerry Wilson November 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    My Lounge needs help – it was last done in the 80’s with a biggie best theme

  • Reply Natashia Sam November 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I need to move my almost 3 year old out of my bedroom, This prize would definitely go into preparing his bedroom to make the transition easier! Holding thumbs

  • Reply rumba govender November 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    My lounge is in serious need of a coat of paint. I have set aside December to do it.

  • Reply Rushdia omar November 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Our guest room needs some serious love. Feeling like it was all thrown together. Currently using it as our bedroom tho.
    Lovvveeee the colour you chose!

  • Reply Sheila Burrough November 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Your guest room is a winner, Angie – absolutely loving the Dulux’s Colour of The Year – Steel Symphony II! I have been looking for a while for the right “blue” for a feature wall in my very bland lounge – I found it :). Great blog.

  • Reply Adele November 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Love what you did with this room! I would love to update my sons room, he has a nursery but would love to do more of a big boy room for him

  • Reply Shireen Isaacs November 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I just bought my first house and need to make it my own…this prize will definitely help me to do it 🙂

  • Reply Natali Trepado November 8, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Thinking of using the vouchers for my mom’s room. My mom so special, she is the most caring, selfless person I know. I admire her for all the love and time she has put into raising three girls. I am grateful for her patience through late night homework, studying to ensure her girls are the best they could be. She ALWAYS, ALWAYS puts us first. I simply want her to know she’s loved and appreciated, and I’d like to do something for her – for a change. Perhaps even make it a surprise! Holding thumbs <3

  • Reply Roselia Ntwane November 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

    our open plan living room and kitchen.

  • Reply fadheelah November 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I would like to spruce up my living room. we did some renovating and my living room is unpainted

  • Reply Nicola Maboa November 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

    my parents bedroom! My mom is fighting cancer and is in bed most of the day. Would be so cool to redo her surroundings 🙂

  • Reply Alexia Theocharis November 9, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Please pick me! I’m moving in to a new apartment next weekend and would love to make my bedroom a sanctuary! JHB is far from home for me & my bedroom is a true place for solace and comfort. As Christmas approaches with the crippling of deposits and double rent, I could really use this boost to make my room a place I really want to spend time in!

  • Reply Tanya November 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love your guestroom makeover! I think for me it’s a toss up between my bedroom and study. Both needs some serious TLC. Already follow you on FB, have gone and liked Dulux as well.

  • Reply Leigh November 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I would love to give my little boy a bedroom to love and enjoy. A new lick of paint would be just the place to start…

  • Reply Bianca Bradfield November 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I would fix up my daughter’s room

  • Reply Michelle Susan Cory November 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Angie,

    I’d really love the vouchers to fix up my spare room so my little nephew (he’s just turned 8 months) can come stay over 🙂

  • Reply Nicola November 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Our lounge. It’s bladdy diabolical.

  • Reply Cheralee Dearlove November 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    This room is so beautiful and ‘clean’ – very chic! i love it!

  • Reply Marisa de Swardt November 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Would love to fix up our home office/guest room. Currently make do with palettes and matresses stacked as a couch that can be packed out as guest bed, but the room is also my husbands office as he works from home. Planning on fixing up the space as a chrismas present since he spents 5 days a week at his desk in that drab room.

  • Reply Robsie November 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    We’ve just bought a charming old house house and our gracious old fashioned bathroom (Victorian bath inclusive) needs some glamour injected into it!

    I’m thinking some new towels, repainting the walls to white, getting the bath renameled inside and then painting the outside navy blue and the cute little legs gold will certainly go a long way in revitalizing the bathroom and making it a glorious space.

  • Reply Lisa Hattingh November 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    We just moved into a brand new development and they painted all the walls a really hideous yellow 😷 Our main bedroom is in desperate need of home-y-ness! Absolutely adore the look of your make over so we hope to use a lot of the elements you used.

  • Reply Maria Hamuy November 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Angie!
    I just finished my final year law exam and I would love to use the vouchers to fix up my room during these holidays! So pick me please! 😘

  • Reply Hilary Green November 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love love love that wall colour – I would use my voucher to buy paint for the feature wall I’m planning for my lounge.

    The other voucher would be to spruce up my guest bedroom which really has become a bit of a dumping ground and isn’t very welcoming at all!

  • Reply Taryn Jardine November 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    We’ve just bought our first house 🏡 looking to spruce up our ‘entrance hall’. It’s a repulsive yellow at the moment 🙈 a slick of paint would make a huge difference

  • Reply Ragmat baron November 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to makeover my bedroom… A place i spent the most time in

  • Reply CHANTEL NATALIE AUGUST November 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I would love to fix my room that’s recently become a store room, I’m trying for 2 years now to get into my room, but everytime there’s something that needs to be done, we finished the electricity now theres a leakage problem where the rain gets in, now the walls are wet and some serious fixing needs to be done and in return it’ has become a store room, I desperately want to fix this room so I can finally enjoy my room and move into it, before another thing goes wrong and I have to wait another year to move into it, I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever get into that room 😳 this voucher would definitely help in getting into my room sooner rather than later , thanks Lucky Pony for the opportunity to win

  • Reply Joanne November 9, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I have just moved house and need to do every room. Will most probably start with my sons room so I can get him excited to sleep in his bed rather than ours in time for the new baby coming in March! 😊

  • Reply Melody November 9, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I would use the vouchers in my Sewing/Study Room 👗✂️📚

  • Reply Nicole Annear November 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Wow! I really loved this post. So inspiring.

    The one room in my home I’m really hating is our main living space – open plan lounge and dinning area.

    We painted two walls pale blue and another two walls pale yellow 8 1/2 years ago. So before we had children! My oldest turns 7 next month and let’s say that with the now 3 children in our home, the couches, rugs, and walls have been well loved (what with jumping, drawing, and rolling on). I’m so tired of coming home to this space.

    So you’ve definitely inspired me to reevaluate my options. A fresh new coat of paint from DULUX on the walls will definitely liven up our main and most certainly most lived in space and the voucher from Loads of Living will be put to good use for new accessories (I.e. Scatter cushion, throw, possibly a light shade?)…I might even get my couches re-hoplostered to match the new look!!

    Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing.

  • Reply Krystle kemp November 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I think your room looks absolutely stunning!!! I would love to paint an accent wall in my lounge! Love Dulux and loads of living!

  • Reply Daniela Cardoso November 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I would love to spruce up my very outdated walls in my bedroom. This has been on my agenda for a while now but limited student budget just does not permit this luxury at the moment. I have my colours all planned with my existing decor (which does not even go with the present wall colour) so I am totally ready for this fabulous win in time for the new year and new beginnings.

  • Reply Taryn November 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    The previous owner of the house painted the study orange and green (why???) Would love to redo it to have a more pleasant working environment 😊

  • Reply Cathy Badenhorst November 9, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    would love to give my lounge/diningroom a paint makeover, been promising myself for 3 years to get it done as it has not been re-painted for 10 years, but good quality paint is too expensive to make this a reality.

  • Reply Lonè November 10, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Hello 🙂

    We just recently moved to bigger apartment and we would like to redo our master bedroom. A fresh coat of paint and some great accessories would definitely do the trick… Holding thumbs 🙂

  • Reply Ginna November 10, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I would love use these vouchers in my little girls room, it is currently a baby pink colour and now at the age of 9 I think she has outgrown it, a make over would be so amazing <3

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