Feeling Blue – Updating my house with Tesco Direct

Feeling Blue – Updating my  house with Tesco Direct

Hello Lovelies,

I recently found myself in possession of a spare £50 in the piggy bank so I set myself a challenge of updating and refreshing a room for no more than the fifty. 

I like to change accessories on a regular basis so spending a little money now and then isn’t a big chunk out of our budget. I pick items that look more expensive than they are – don’t we all – and I find Tesco is a great place to do this!

I chose the most neglected room in the house…. our downstairs toilet.

It is a pretty decent, well lit, good sized area. 3 walls painted magnolia and a feature wall of vivid royal blue (Fired Earth – Jubilee Blue). The toilet and hand basin are white porcelain and are accented with royal blue mosaic tiles for the splash back. The floor is Teak parquet flooring. 


The thing I love the most about Tesco Direct is that for the majority of items can be purchased online and delivered to a local store ready for collection the next day. Perfect!

With nautical being a key trend right now, I am jumping on the bandwagon and bringing a little touch of that to the smallest room!

Stripe drawer unit   |   £28
Brush + bin set   |   £6
Toilet roll holder   |   £6
Pot Pourri   |   £5
Towels   |   £3.75

At an Easter Saturday trip to Masham we found a brilliantly topical print  from Stephen Cocker which, once framed, will go up above the loo. It’s very tongue in cheek but with 3 cats it seemed quite apt no?

Photobombed by the bloody cat!

Yes, I went back to the 90s with pot pourri! I wanted something visual to sit on top of the unit and scent the room without overpowering the room with the door closed but after a few nasty run ins with leaky reed diffusers and painted surfaces, I went for a vase presentation. I did in the end find an ‘ocean breeze’ diffuser I had won in a charity tombola (£2.99 from B&M) so added that because I hate to say it but cheap scents don’t last that long so I might as well use it up.

Where do you pick up bargains for your home?

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    • Katie - www.ladyfromatramp.co.uk
      30th April 2014 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you. It’s not bad for £50 and a downstairs toilet!

    • Katie - www.ladyfromatramp.co.uk
      30th April 2014 / 8:56 pm

      I’m not going to lie, we keep going in, looking at it then coming back out!

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