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NOW CLOSED Do you have an unloved room in your home? Sign up here to revamp it with B&Q and receive a £300 gift card

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-May-13 11:25:14

As part of our partnership with B&Q, we're looking for 20 MNers who have an unloved room in their home that they'd like to revamp. Do you have a sad and tired spare room you'd like to make over? A living room in need of a spruce? Or a bedroom crying out for redecoration?

Here is what B&Q say about their unloved rooms initiative: "This summer, we're launching a new initiative to help Britain say goodbye to its unloved rooms. Most homes have one - a spare room that's more of a cupboard, a tired and broken bathroom from a different era, even an overgrown garden that's become a jungle. With our vast range of home decoration products and simple expert advice, we want more people to see that making a big difference doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. Whether it's picking the right look, choosing the right products, at the right price or simply finding out how to make it happen, we're making sure you'll find it all under one roof at B&Q."

If you're selected to take part you'll:

- Be sent a £300 B&Q gift card to spend as you wish on materials to re-decorate/revamp your unloved room
- Need to be available to complete your room revamp between 14 May and 3 June
- Write feedback on how your revamp is going during that time on a thread on MN
- Need to send in photos to MNHQ of before, during and after the revamp

10 of the 20 participants will also need to film their revamp process on their smartphone (via an app we'll need you to download). Those MNers will receive an additional £25 B&Q gift card as a thank you for doing filming.

B&Q would also like participants to attend a You Can Do It class in store if possible - this would be free of charge but they're only available in certain stores. This isn't essential to taking part but please indicate on the sign up form (link below) which store you could get to if you would like to attend.

If you'd like to take part, please sign up here.

Any queries, please post them here.

Thanks and good luck

Visit B&Q's pages for more inspiration

BornToFolk Fri 03-May-13 11:30:09

Me! Forget unloved room, I have an unloved house. It's going to be hard picking a room to nominate...

Pinkyorkbunny Fri 03-May-13 11:36:06

Done! What I would do to my living room with that voucher blush

lalahotpants Fri 03-May-13 13:18:27

Fab! My little man would be thrilled xx

JennyWren Fri 03-May-13 13:49:00

Done smile

dahville Fri 03-May-13 13:55:16

This would be a lot of fun! Fingers crossed.

Amylea24 Fri 03-May-13 14:08:50

Me! i would do my living room with the voucher.

choccyp1g Fri 03-May-13 14:18:29

Yes please! I need to do the whole house, but could start with one room.

onelittleclara Fri 03-May-13 14:20:00

Done! Would love to sleep in a bedroom that doesn't give me nightmares....

SconeInSixtySeconds Fri 03-May-13 14:31:46

Me too! I have a non-room at the moment, utterly full of boxes to the point that it can't be used for anything.

I want to reclaim the room!

ValiaH Fri 03-May-13 14:52:26

Done- would be great to have a restful bedroom rather than the garish one the last occupants left us

MmeLindor Fri 03-May-13 14:57:39

Am I allowed to enter even though it would be a professional doing the work? I don't know if I want to have plastering a wall as my first DIY attempt.

JParkson Fri 03-May-13 15:45:00

Done smile

AngieQ Fri 03-May-13 20:37:21

Our spare room is grim. We tend to store all our stuff in there. It could definitely need some TLC.

bobkate Fri 03-May-13 21:07:25

Done too smile this would be such a massive help...keeping fingers tightly crossed.

Mintyy Fri 03-May-13 21:15:06

Nah, abandoned it. B & Q want a ridiculous amount for £300!

portiapinks Fri 03-May-13 22:45:06

Filled in and fingers crossed! Got so many ideas! smilesmilesmile

Mandz07 Sat 04-May-13 04:30:27

Done plz plz pick me xx

threesypeesy Sat 04-May-13 07:37:53

Done. Fab idea from b&q !!

PuggyMum Sat 04-May-13 09:13:17

I've joined! Would be lovely to make our guest room fabulous for when baby arrives. So guests can have a sanctuary!!

Pascha Sat 04-May-13 09:24:18

Bugger. The last part left to do here is the hall, stairs and landing and it needs a damn sight more than £300 to do it justice. This time last year this would have been fantastic.

LegoAcupuncture Sat 04-May-13 09:59:38

Me! My bedroom is so desperate of a makeover, the wallpaper is from the 80s.

PeneloPeePitstop Sat 04-May-13 10:05:04


InMySpareTime Sat 04-May-13 10:24:56

Done. We built the DCs a den at the end of the garden, and while it's weather tight it's not welcoming yet. It'd be great to get some furniture and finish it off in time for summer, they'd love a space of their ownsmile.

mummy81 Sat 04-May-13 10:30:42


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