Money Supermarket - What's In Your Pocket?

20.2.13

Remember when I took part in Money Supermarket's Secret Santa challenge?  It was a really feel-good thing to do, so when they got in contact asking if I'd like to take part in another challenge all about celebrating life's little wins I jumped at the chance.

For the What's in Your Pocket? challenge we were each given £20 to spend.  No strings attached, just £20 to evoke that feeling of finding cash you didn't know you had in your pocket.  We could spend it on whatever we chose, or save it towards something bigger.  As you can probably guess, I could think of lots of things to spend it on, but in the end I decided to use the money for something I wouldn't normally do.
Despite having moved in nearly three years ago, some areas of our house just feel unfinished.  I had a few little quote postcards lying around as well as this frame from TK Maxx, so with a spare £20 to treat myself with I decided to invest in making our hallway a little more like home.

The first thing I spent my money on was a print from the very talented Jaymie.  She was really helpful and due to a mix up actually sent me two prints across - I encourage anyone looking for a new piece of art to check her out!  With a bit of change leftover I then bought three simple frames and started chopping up a couple of Elle magazines.  Being subscribed to it means I get sent collector's covers, and I'd fallen in love with February's Scarlett Johansson and this month's VB.  It seemed such a waste to just leave them stacked with my other magazines, so I put them in frames and now I get to enjoy the beautiful photography every time I go upstairs.

Without being too Anne Hathaway about it, I'd like to thank MSM for getting me involved in this challenge and providing me with the kick up the bum I needed to get this project started.  I have plans to expand upon the hallway but for now I'm really loving it!

25 comments

  1. Love the print, will be checking her out. I think framing magazine covers is a wonderful idea. I have done the same with perfume ads before. Always a cheap way to spice up a wall :-) x

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    1. I've never done it before, but sometimes the photography is so beautiful it makes sense to put it somewhere it can be seen! x

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  2. That print is fabulous, I love it

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    1. The true colours of it isn't quite reflected here....she's got a lovely pink dress on which makes her hair look more vibrant. I love it! x

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  3. This looks so good, I have something similar in my bedroom. Very good use of Elle covers too x

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  4. This looks great! Can't believe you did all that with just £20 :) xx

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    1. Well I had some of the other bits from before, but it's the print and magazine covers which have really made the difference! x

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  5. this is such a great idea they look fantastic xx
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  6. These all look so pretty together!! I've been hanging up art around the house too and I really love how it finished off a room!! :)

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    1. Definitely! My library room has loads of old film prints that I collected whilst living at home as a teenager, but since moving out art has become a bit more of luxury that I've neglected. I love that this has given the hallway a new lease of life and motivated me to get it looking good! x

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  7. such cute prints

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  8. This is such a good idea!
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  9. this is a great idea and i love that print, it's so cute!
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    yasmin
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    1. You should check Jaymie out, she's so talented and really helpful! x

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  10. Fantastic idea! Can't believe you got all that for 20 quid!

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    1. My favourite thing to do is buy little cards and postcards with quotes on. It's such a cheap way to get something on the wall. In fact, I bought another from Selfridges today! x

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  11. This is such a good idea, I have so many beautiful editorials in magazines that I would love to do something with!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Ooh you really should! These frames aren't the best quality, but they were really good value from The Range and do the job nicely! x

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  12. Aww love seeing my work up on your wall girl :)
    I'm so glad you like as well!
    xxx

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