Obviously sunlight streaming in the windows which are unwashed. In fact the room is sterile at the moment as I haven't really started putting Max's stuff in yet. I bet once my young Captain get's in it I will totally regret painting it white. Yikes!!!!!
Bunting, glorious bunting. I had to cut it in half as I couldn't work out where to put the other bit unless I put it on the shelf which is ongoing. Also sourced a couple of canvasses (?) for £1 each and got Max to do his utmost on them. Best thing about them is that I can unstaple the canvas and save them. I am going to get him to do 2 new ones each year.
The bed & the chest of drawers. These were my real treasures on moneysaving. They looked worn and old and orange. OK, they both took 5 coats of primer, and the chest 2 coats of acrylic eggshell plus two coats of plastikote clear varnish (the bed too). But if Max drops something on them, they will not chip. Not this year at least.
I am really chuffed and the whole thing cost me approximately £400 including floor, fabric and furniture. I think I could give old Laura Ashley a run for her money.