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B&Q unloved rooms revamp - review thread for MNers getting stuck in! NOW CLOSED

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 17-May-13 11:30:29

This thread is for the 20 MNers who have been chosen by B&Q to revamp an unloved room in their home.

Those selected have been sent a B&Q giftcard to buy the things they need to give their unloved room a makeover. They've undertaken to complete the makeover by 3rd June, and will be keeping us up-to-date on how their revamps are going on this thread as well as posting photos.

Please do follow their stories and add your own comments if you want to show some support!

Below are the questions we'd like testers to answer but please feel free to add your own comments too. Please give us a bit of info about the room you're revamping and what you plan to do with it in your response.

- Why is your unloved room unloved? What do you want to change about it? What has stopped you until now?
- Where did you get your inspiration for doing up the room from? What sort of style are you going for etc?
- Have you had much help along the way with the revamp? If so, who from? And what sort of help - practical or ideas-based?!
- How did you find your shopping experience at B&Q? Were the staff helpful? Did you find anything in store you maybe didn't expect to beforehand?
- Did you use any of the help and advice that B&Q offer? This includes their videos on YouTube, leaflets and classes in store etc. If so, how useful was that help and advice?
- If B&Q could do anything more to help you next time you visit, what would it be?
- Have you had any feedback on what you've done with the room from family/friends? Has the transformation had a big impact on you and/or your family?

If you're not an official tester but would like to be in with a chance of winning a £200 B&Q giftcard, please post on this thread to tell us about your own room revamp successes (or failures!) - we'd love to hear from all MNers who have a room makeover story to share!

Thanks very much

gazzalw Mon 10-Jun-13 17:25:25

Yes, DW still has flecks of paint in her hair and as we had a very busy weekend this last one, the landing remains covered in dismantled desk bits etc.......

gazzalw Mon 10-Jun-13 17:26:01

Looks good HappyHippyChick - it's amazing how many of us seem to have built in wardrobes to contend with :-)....

ouryve Mon 10-Jun-13 19:39:22

I'm continuing my painting break - DH has blown the rickety front fence down and has managed to scrape the door frame and leave dirty marks everywhere, carrying fence posts, hedge clippings and tools through the house angry I might venture further up the stairs, later this week. No more work on the two door frames until a nice new front gate is safely installed.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Jun-13 15:39:48

Hi all - thanks very much to all the testers for participating in the unloved room revamp, and to all the non-testers who've shared their stories here. Here's a message from B&Q:

"Thank you for all your photos and messages about your Unloved Rooms. It's been great hearing all your stories. We'd love to help you all say goodbye to your unloved rooms, so if you are in need of a little more inspiration, or even just some good old fashioned help and advice then please check out our Mumsnet hub for more ideas."

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the prize draw for a £200 B&Q giftcard is...


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