Friday, 24 May 2013

Will Laura Ashley make my dreams come true?

So as my regular readers will know the house build has been going on for nearly 8 months now and we have well and truly run out of money and energy on the project. For my partner James he keeps trucking on bit by bit each night ticking off jobs on the epic to do list. Whereas my early excitement of buying our first house and thinking pretty curtains and bed linen days are over and the reality of renovating a house sinks home.

Well today with the help of fellow blogger Annie Bean and the gorgeous brand Laura Ashley i'm entering their blogger competition to win £1000 to spend at Laura Ashley to decorate a bedroom.

I can not contain my excitement whilst writing this post as it has reignited the spark inside me to visualize how my dream room will look one day.

Here is the dreaded bedroom that we moved into! and yes the walls are still stained and disgusting, the ceiling is still cracked and moldy, the window has no curtains and the skirting boards are not attached to the walls. at least the lamp shade serves a purpose! The room is pretty much exactly the same as this now except it has a temporary bed slap bang in the middle of the room. We don't have any wardrobes in there and a lot of our clothing is still in storage whilst the rest of the house is worked on.
Laura Ashley bedroom
 To win £1000 to spend at Laura Ashley would be like a dream come true, we have spent so much on the rest of the house and with all the unexpected problems of rotten and leaking roofs we now don't have the budget to do up the bedrooms for a long time.

I've looked at the Laura Ashley site and drooled quite a lot and dreamed at what my bedroom would look like if I won the competition. My room definitely needs a refresh not just for spring but for the whole year ahead!

Here are the items i'm dreaming to squeeze into my room -

Firstly an actual double bed! Currently me and my partner have two single beds pushed together it's not ideal and it's two divans with no storage so this white bed with the ottoman at the end would be amazing. 


Next on the list would be curtains as we haven't got any yet and these gorgeous duck egg blue blossom curtains are perfect.

 Lastly i'd love to do a feature wall in this tree wallpaper..... 

Here's to keeping my fingers crossed that I win but the reality will more likely be back to the building site with a bump but it was nice to think about the pretty things once again as recently it's been buying concrete and insulation and isn't very exciting at all!