19 April 2016

MY BEDROOM DESIGN WITH MAGNETIC PLASTER // PART TWO

Thistle magnetic plaster DIY bedroom make over
So you might remember from this post that we've been in the progress of doing a bedroom make over and installing some very exciting Thistle Magnetic Plaster from British Gypsum's Rooms Made For You range. After a few weeks of decluttering, ebaying, window shopping and a recovering kiddo, we've finally been able to get the plasterers in to apply the Thistle Magnetic Plaster *whoop*.

I rang around for a few quotes before deciding to go with a local tradesman D& J Plastering after they were recommended by a friend. What I hadn't been planning on was the crazy layers/years worth of paint on top of wallpaper! Eek. This meant that the walls had to be stripped first and taped before they could apply the plaster.

Thistle magnetic plaster DIY bedroom make over

Thankfully it came off relatively easy and they got straight to work, priming the wall with this rather cool colour before mixing up the bags for the main event. The guys did a great job of sorting the wall out considering what a bad state it was in and they didn't even mind me snapping away over their shoulders.

The Thistle Magnetic Plaster is installed just the same as standard plaster, but to be in the safe side I sent they guys this information on it and the super handy video tutorial. They decided to do a 5mm coat rather than a 3mm as this apparently will make the magnetic power of he wall stronger, so I'm getting really excited about my final plans for the wall.
Thistle magnetic plaster DIY bedroom make over skimming walls

Rather than drying a typical powder pink this plaster goes on a dark grey colour and dries to a light grey, which is perfect for those of you who love the industrial look and are feel a little lazy when it comes to painting. However as I plan to go down the pale pink route and with me having no plaster knowledge at all, I'm glad they instructed me to use a part water white emulsion paint as a first coat once it's dried to seal the wall, before going full steam ahead with my colour.

I've had lots of fun sourcing bits and pieces – the Tiger store has been an amazing place to find bargains for the room – and I was thankful to talk to First4Magnets who were really helpful and giving advice on what type of magnets would work best on light fittings for the wall. They also make a great magnet selection pack with everything you need to get creative! I've been playing around with some of their strong magnets to attach some shelves to the wall *yay*.
Thistle magnetic plaster DIY bedroom make over rubber plant, botanical, plants

So what have I been buying? One of the first things on my list was a Rubber Plant – I know right? Priorities ;) – I have been desperate to get one for a while and I knew that this would look great and give me the botanical vibe I was after.

I also received some large scale amazing prints c/o the fabulous online store Juniqe, here's a sneak peek at the large botanical leaf and palm spring skies prints. They are soooo cool I can't wait to show you when they're up on the wall.

juniqe prints botanical prints

We also decided to sell a few items of furniture in our room such as the: low side chest of drawers, tall chest of drawers, the random wooden box and washing basket, F's old ride on car and the even the Bed frame! We then used the money from to replace the furniture and keep in line with my bedroom makeover mood board, especially a new bed as ours was super old and in a bad state.
Farrow & ball perfect ground paints

Now that the plaster is dry I've finally gotten down to finalising a colour to go up on the wall! I'm working with the wonderful Farrow & Ball and have fallen head over heels with Pink Ground, I can't wait to start painting, revamping some existing pieces and start styling the room. It's been so much fun and I can't wait to show you the results.

Have you got any interior make over plans?

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with British Gypsum.
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19 comments

  1. I can not wait to see this makeover! Salivating at the thought of it ;) xx

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  2. Love you colour choice! I am determined to use pink in my next makeover I'm obsessed with it at the moment. Can't wait to see the magnetic wall in action!

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  3. It looks so cool already, magnetic walls sound fantastic! I can't believe that you can even put magnetic shelves up!

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  4. I am really interested to see how strong the magnetic aspect of the plaster is. Can not wait to see the finished room

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  5. cannot wait to see it finished!

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  6. Magnetic plaster? Cannot wait to see the finished room

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  7. Okay, so let me get my head around this - you paint over this plaster as normal, but then you can just STICK stuff to it?! That sounds amazing!! I have never heard of this before! I LOVE that colour pink, and I totally agree that the rubber plant is absolutely essential!

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  8. Our house is okay at the moment, no DIY plans for now, love the idea of the magnetic plaster!

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  9. I love the idea of magnetic plaster - I can't wait to see ow strong it is x

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  10. OOh I am looking forward to seeing this all finished!

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  11. Omg I have never heard of this but it sounds amazing!! I can't wait to see the finished overall look! x

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  12. That stuff sounds handy, I might mention it to hubbie as he has decided to teach himself how to plaster... not sure how that project will pan out but points for him wanting to try! x

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  13. That sounds amazing! Can't wait to see it when it is finished x

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  14. Sounds amazing stuff , I can't wait for the makeover

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  15. I really cannot wait to hear more about your room update and how everything turns out. I really need to do a massive clear out and see somethings on eBay and re-do some of the spaces in our room so going to be following your progress

    Laura x

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  16. This is so exciting, I can't wait to see the finished result - love the palm prints too! x

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  17. Can't wait to see what it looks like - you're so brave having your wall replastered! That pale pink colour looks amazing.

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  18. Really amazing tutorial.It looks very beautiful.The design with magnetic plaster is great and amazing for a bedroom.Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Love the contrast in the dark skirting and the pink wall. I've done this in my own home and it looks great.

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