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Mum Who Painted Her Whole House Pink Redecorates In Blue For Baby Boy

28/12/2012 17:01 | Updated 22 May 2015
Mum who painted her whole house pink redecorates in blue for baby boyCavendish Press

Most of us are lucky if we manage to redecorate one room at a time every few years. But not Wanda Matthews. First she decorated her entire house pink - right down to the colour of the toaster and kettle. Then she threw out the old and redecorated in blue - because she had a son and 'couldn't do it to him'.

When mum-of-three Wanda, 25, discovered she was pregnant with son Kaiden she decided it wouldn't be fair on him growing up in her pink palace.

Mum who painted her whole house pink redecorates in blue for baby boyCavendish Press

Wanda swapped the pink wallpaper in her living room for blue (albeit flowery), replaced the hot pink paint for navy and the rose rug for a blue carpet. Even the crimson coloured cushions on her sofa are now different shades of pale blue.

In her kitchen her pink cleaning products, toaster, kettle and washing up gloves were all thrown out to make way for their perfect blue replacements and even her previously girly crockery has been supplanted by blue.

Wanda, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, featured on TV show Snog, Marry, Avoid? and had a make-under thanks to her flamboyant personal style.

Mum who painted her whole house pink redecorates in blue for baby boyCavendish Press

But she decided to tone it down and make a personal style sacrifice for her son, conceived during a brief relationship and now eight months old.

She said: "When I found out I was having a boy, I just thought to myself he can't be around all that pink, I couldn't do that to him.

"I was thinking about what it would be like when he was older and looked back at all his baby pictures and saw how everything was pink.

"The pink was fine when it was just us girls, but not for him.

Wanda has kept her own bedroom, including her Playboy pink duvet, and her two daughters' room as visions of pink.

She said: "Everyone has said they like the new look better, that it's much more toned down but I'm still not sure myself really.

"I do miss it, it's such a big difference now, before it was bright and happy and in your face, whereas now it's a lot darker and more subtle.

"I did prefer the pink but I think it's important for him, I can't be taking pictures of him with pink everywhere in the background."

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