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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

mumnosbest Sat 04-May-13 15:39:10

Done. Would be great to revamp the living room especially as we have no kitchen at the mo. Thanks leaky pipe and useless insurance company sad

whiteandyellowiris Sat 04-May-13 16:29:32

hi mumsnet ann, can you see if you recieved mine ?
thanks smile

ouryve Sat 04-May-13 16:31:44

The boys' room is desperate. It's next in line after I've finished painting the acres of woodwork on our stairwell white, but I can happily be persuaded to take a break from the monotony of white non-drip satin for a £300 voucher grin

LaVitaBellissima Sat 04-May-13 16:35:28

I would do it but don't think I'd be happy to have pics of my family all over Mumsnet and the B&Q website, if they want that they should be doing far more than a £300 card and getting you to do the work yourself!

whiteandyellowiris Sat 04-May-13 17:27:20

ice, yeah, good luck to you toosmile

DramaInPyjamas Sat 04-May-13 17:33:53


I've filled in the form.
But I said yes to filming and now I have had a think about it and want to change my mind (typical me)

I'm still ok with taking photographs though (If I'm chosen, obvs.)

GirlWithTheYellowHat Sat 04-May-13 17:49:32


AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 04-May-13 18:47:48

I've submitted it and remembered that I meant to say I wanted to put up shelves too!

Must learn to read what I've written before pressing submit!

yousankmybattleship Sat 04-May-13 19:08:38

Pick me, pick me!! Then my unloved house would at least have one loved room!

SPsYoniTheOneAndOnly Sat 04-May-13 19:13:35

My whole house is unloved but no point entering as I never win anything plus it wouldn't be fair on the rooms if one got treated

melliebobs Sat 04-May-13 19:36:56

I'd live to do this. We r overhauling our front room. But working full time we'd never have it done in that time scale. blushblushsad

Indith Sat 04-May-13 19:45:26

Oh wow, which room to choose?

We are terrible procrastinators and tend to start job and never finish them so a deadline to work to would be great for us! Dh is off work half term week too so fits in nicely for getting stuff done smile

The whole house is rather ancient unloved really. Artex ceilings, shitty old lightfittings and stuff. Toss up between dining and living rooms really but since the living room really desperately needs new flooring I think I shall nominate it!

bluebump Sat 04-May-13 19:55:47

Oh yes i've signed up for this one!

LeBoob Sat 04-May-13 21:05:12

Done! Would absolutely make me sort a few rooms!

Spirael Sat 04-May-13 22:21:56

I've signed up, am I the only one that put Garden? We don't have one... We have a muddy patch of weed filled wasteland, abandoned and unloved after the builders of our house went bust.

All the venues were miles away though! There's a HUGE B&Q in Leeds, why aren't they running any classes there? I'd quite happily attend!

blondieminx Sat 04-May-13 22:31:18

Done! smile

thanks MNHQ, excellent product test. You're lovely!

blondieminx Sat 04-May-13 22:32:38

spirael exactly! There's a newish, and HUGE store in Colchester - but no classes there either, tsk!

Gigaflops Sat 04-May-13 22:33:09

Done! I'm so excited about this - ice been putting off revamping my box room for ages, but now that DP is moving in I need the space for my soon-to-be step kids! With this £300 I could do a beautiful job... grin

Deni99 Sun 05-May-13 00:43:05

Done! Know eactly what I want to do. Fingers crossed..

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 05-May-13 06:35:23

Done! Fingers and legs and toes and everything else well and truly crossed!

hurricanewyn Sun 05-May-13 06:40:45

Done! really hope it's me

JakeBullet Sun 05-May-13 06:58:17

Done this, have an unloved garden....very unloved as nobody has EVER cared for it. I am slowly trying t bring it back to life.

janx Sun 05-May-13 12:10:30

When do we find out who has been picked? grin

janey223 Sun 05-May-13 12:13:01

Done, please give DS a bedroom!! And me back mine!

Or if you need more variety my bathroom is vile and even more in need of help! Can I apply for both? :D

I may be able to make the session, it's a bit far and depends on time of day and if I can get someone to babysit DS. Have ticked yes to video but I'd have to hold the camera :-/

magnolia74 Sun 05-May-13 16:42:10

When do we find out? I'm so seriously excited a the possibility of no longer sleeping in the front room and having a room back......

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