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Welcome to The Pretty Walrus (read the Hello page for an explanation on the name). I am Clare, married to David, and mother to Emily and Adam. The Pretty Walrus follows our journey from the UK to Malta to Dubai, and all our adventures along the way. Enjoy your stay!

The After

"Who is that sad little person? Are we doing a before-and-after piece I don't know about?" Nigel (Stanley Tucci) asks.
(The Devil Wears Prada) [text]

It's amazing what a little splash of paint and a bedspread on its second lease of life can do to a room. I apologise to all those houseguests who had to endure the original painful colour for even as little as one night.

And on this note, I promise I will not talk about the spare room again! (That is, until we sort out curtains for it...)



  1. It's beautiful! Now your house guests will never want to leave!

  2. hey it looks so good!! It's simple and elegant :)

  3. ok, i take it back. The yellow/ornage/sick color is NOTHING but nasty.
    Love the fresh paint, and that movie line! haha. made me lol.
    I feel bad for your guests as well, just looking at the picture made me restless...

  4. I love your new paint colo(u)r! :)

    Totally off-topic, but what's your 20sb handle? I want to add you!

  5. oh. That looks a LOT better.

    Orange and reds agitate me when I sleep. Weird but true

    Just found you :) Adding you to my reader.. *click*

  6. looks so open, clean and fresh. Nice job. I'm doing a before and after too.

  7. oh surely looks better now. looks really nice :)

  8. SO MUCH CLEANER and SO FRESH! You did a great job.

  9. oooh very pretty.. love it :) well done pupa x

  10. That looks lovely Kle! Now you have to have us over again to enjoy it. :)

  11. Your guests are so lucky they get to sleep in a room that pretty!:)

  12. Love the room - it looks s wonderfully fresha dn relaxing! Would love to stay there one day! :)) xoxo

  13. I LOVE before and after pics. This is great. I can't believe what a huge difference! Good job.


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