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MetiNews.Com - Clare Jordan created a bold look in her living room while on furlough
Breaking News ! A mum from Liverpool transformed her home during lockdown after spending just £20 on items from stores including B&M. Housekeeping manager Clare Jordan, 44, made a bold choice when deciding on what colour to paint her living room - with dramatic results. The married mum of one from Liverpool opted for a black wall and created a boutique look she was thrilled with. Clare shared the results with money-saving website LatestDeals.co.uk, explaining how she came up with the idea for a black wall while on furlough during lockdown. She said: “Being sat at home on my own, I was determined not to waste time sitting around and being bored. "I tackled every room in my house and all on a very low budget using either paints and buying second-hand furniture and upcycling. "All the supplies were ordered online from retailers such as ebay, or bought in-store from B&M.” After following home decor pages on Instagram, Clare decided to take the plunge with her statement wall. She said: “I always liked the plain but bold decor and colours and I've always had wallpaper in the past, so at 6am I stripped the old wallpaper and went in with the black. Put in your postcode to have a look at what homes are for sale near you "I wasn't that nervous as I knew I wanted a dark bold look for sure, and if I wasn't happy with it, I was going to put a dark green over it for another look.” Clare used a water spray gun and scraper to remove the old wallpaper, then began applying the paint. To create perfectly straight lines, she said masking tape was a must, along with a good cutting in brush, sponge roller “and patience”. Clare added: "The paint cost £11 and was a well-known brand, Johnstone’s Paint, in a matte base, as I didn't want a shine or gloss look. Clare Jordan, from Liverpool, transformed her living room during lockdown by created a black feature wall (Image: LatestDeals.co.uk) "So there’s no need to spend a stupid amount on expensive paint as to me it all looks the same.
. She said: “Firstly make sure that after stripping the old paper the wall has to be sanded down and filler used in any holes in the wall.” “The masking tape around the ends of the wall has to be perfect (this did take a few attempts) to achieve the perfect lines.” “I painted the black matte paint around the ends of the wall first, then used a large roller.” "The roller has to be used in an up and down motion, otherwise you will see different stroke marks.” "The whole wall took two coats to achieve this look, and was then left to dry. Once it was dry, it was touched up in areas where it needed it.” Get the latest What's On stories straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter Clare said taking off the masking tape at the end was “the scary part”, and hoping no paint had bled onto the white walls. She said the total transformation cost £20 for the paint, masking tape and roller set.
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"Now it's done I totally love it. I can't believe the difference a simple black wall makes and it now makes my room look much bigger,” Clare said. Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “There’s a misconception that dark paint can make a room feel smaller, but Clare has proven that going for a bold paint adds character and depth to a space.
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“Best of all, her transformation cost just £20. If you want to make like Clare, inspire yourself on Pinterest and then stock up on affordable supplies from ebay, B&M or Amazon.”
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