The £3.95 item that transformed my study

Alright interior lovers and enthusiasts, join me on this one... are you also endlessly updating and changing your rooms around? I am. A room is never finished, is it? 

This is just what happened to my study, I had an initial makeover done about a year ago and that was much needed, as the walls looked tired and had damages from the furniture used by the previous owners. After the initial makeover, it looked so much better already, brighter and fresher and much better for a work space. 

There was still something missing though. And so I figured, it was missing more of what I love! Gold, Blush, Textures and Plants. It was a no brainer, a mini makeover quickly made the to-do list. 

Here is what the room looked like in each stage of this makeover...

Before, when we moved in and as I started redecorating

Before, when we moved in and as I started redecorating

After the initial makeover about a year ago

After the initial makeover about a year ago

I love my desk, and I did not want to get a new one as the size and shape of it were perfect for the size of my room and my needs. That's when I found the solution I needed. 

I used a can of gold spray paint which I got at Wilko for £3.95 and I started the transformation. I have used Rust Oleum previously but this time it so happened that I bumped into these at Wilko and I decided to try it, and the price was very reasonable. The Rust Oleum one seems to be more of a pure gold tone, while this one from Wilko is somewhere between a gold and a rose gold tone. I liked it for the purpose of this makeover. 

The desk legs got two coats of the spray paint and so did some of the office storage accessories. I have also rearranged the furniture, replaced the tall bookshelf unit by a more practical one with more storage, and added a few accessories. I wanted to make it more of a blank canvas so I could change it to fit any season/mood as I go along. 

It was all done in a day, within the month when I was preparing our home for a magazine photo shoot, so I planned it all beforehand and got all my accessories in good time. I did a lot of decluttering and organising, as well as making sure that all the gold, blush, textures and plants were placed to keep me inspired and give me a reason to keep going on those days when coffee doesn't do the job.

I still want to do one more thing to it though, which is painting the ceiling in a different colour, and the Dulux Colour of the Year 2018, Heart Wood which is described as a warm pink seems to be a good contender for this job. I haven't told Mr Room Alive yet... he'll probably find out when he reads this!!! 

Desk and Storage unit from Ikea, Stool from Next, Chair from Dwell, Believe Paper Storage bag available here, Rug from Urban Outfitters

Desk and Storage unit from Ikea, Stool from Next, Chair from Dwell, Believe Paper Storage bag available here, Rug from Urban Outfitters

Marbled mini planter available here, Peony Bouquet from Hanna Halfpennie, Print from our wallpaper available here, Weekly Planner from Got2Jot

Marbled mini planter available here, Peony Bouquet from Hanna Halfpennie, Print from our wallpaper available here, Weekly Planner from Got2Jot

Storage accessories from Zara Home, Ikea and TKMaxx. Believe paper storage bag available here. Leaf print frame from our Wallpaper available here.

Storage accessories from Zara Home, Ikea and TKMaxx. Believe paper storage bag available here. Leaf print frame from our Wallpaper available here.

study table detail

Let me know your thoughts! Have you transformed a space in your home by using spray paint? x