Friday, October 12, 2012

Winner & Powder Room Makeover Before Shot

I was a winner this week !!
I won a fabulous prize at a time it was really needed.
It was from the wonderful A-M ( 'The house that A-M built' blog ) & Masters Home Improvement
First I browsed for 2 hours the Masters website before finding many fabulous products 
I could finish off our long drawn out renovation !!
I was so excited I entered A-M's chance to win a $500 voucher , never thinking I would actually win !!
Then I received the amazing news
I couldnt believe it !!
Off to Masters we went to see all the products I had liked on line
We had just been to Nippers with the kids & called in on the way home.
I famously said to them " just having a quick look at a few things"
This was not the case.....
Mmmm it turned out to be a 3 hour quick look !!!
We kind of went from one end to the other , up & down every aisle & measuring & asking lots of friendly staff about different things from pots & plants to bathroom fittings , wallpaper & even timber decking & fencing.
We pushed the kids around in a huge double trolley to keep them happy ( even though I think a 6 & 9 year old dont need to be pushed in a trolley ) but you do what you need to do sometimes.
I wish I had taken a photo !
I wrote out a long ( very long list ) & came home with a gorgeous plant & wallpaper samples.
All the duck egg blue wallpapers I had thought I would use were just too pretty for the powder room.
But we had brought home one hubby had picked.
Now if you knew him , he is not into making decorating decisions at home at all. That is why when he suggested a wallpaper that was black ( and I thought personally was too dark , but I did love the print ) I humoured him and the sample came home.
I will admit I loved it when we got home because it was so striking , it was perfect !
( Please don't tell hubby I said that though )
So we narrowed our long wish list down to finishing the powder room & our patio area.

This is our little powder room area 
It has been like this for 12 months now
We will be using some of the Masters voucher to finish this off

Its open &  off the hallway
I predict in two weeks it will look totally different ,
it will finally be finished !!
Keep checking in for the big finale'

Karyn x


  1. How exciting to win that giveaway and what fun you must have had choosing things out :) The black sounds very stylish... can't wait to see when it's done!!

    Hope your weekend is a lovely one x

    P.S I had tried to email you a week or two back, but my email got returned to me :( Have you changed email addresses? x

  2. Wow, congratulations on winning such a fabulous giveaway. Can't wait to see what you do!

  3. Well done, I was so happy to see you had won the giveaway. It sounds like you were a kid in a candy store in the masters shop. I look forward to seeing what you do.


Love reading all of your comments.
Karyn x