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Changing Rooms viewers shocked as designers paint brown stain on wall

Changing Rooms viewers were left shocked last night after a pair of designers painted a large brown ‘swoosh’ on the wall of a contestant’s home – with many saying it looked like a ‘sh** stain’.  

Contestant Amanda, from Leeds, asked for a Scandi makeover for her boring beige lounge on the Channel 4 show, and designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe were tasked with the job.

They decided to make the room feline-themed for the self-confessed cat lady and, as part of the design, used a sweeping brush to paint a huge ‘abstract mural’ across the wall and ceiling.

Many of those watching were left baffled by the choice, with one writing: ‘They’re literally painting a giant sh** stain on this woman’s wall.’

Changing Rooms viewers were left shocked as designers painted a large brown ‘swoosh’ on  contestant Amanda’s home in Leeds in last night’s episode – with many saying it looked like a ‘sh** stain’

Another wrote: ‘When you think they cannot possibly get any worse, they paint giant skid marks on the wall.’ 

Neighbours of 21 years, Amanda and Pauline, enlisted the help of Russell, Jordan and iconic designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to transform the lounges in their homes. 

Russell and Jordan decided to add some character into Amanda’s bland, white and grey living room. 

The room was filled with beige furniture, and her three cats had nowhere to go.   

Despite the designers enthusiasm for the 'abstract mural', many of those watching were left in disbelief over the brown 'smear'

Despite the designers enthusiasm for the ‘abstract mural’, many of those watching were left in disbelief over the brown ‘smear’

They described their design as ‘cool, Californian, Kardashian-like’ and used neutral colours like pale pink, cream and brown to create the room. 

They said the scheme was called ‘Hear Me Roar’ in homage to Amanda’s three cats and her ‘spirit.’ 

While practicing the mural design outside, Russell and Jordan compared the artwork to ‘a dirty protest’.  

The pair could hardly contain their giggles as they loaded up a brush with brown paint and began sweeping it up the wall in a ‘swoosh’ motion.   

Amanda asked for a Scandi makeover for her boring beige lounge, and designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe were tasked with the job

Amanda asked for a Scandi makeover for her boring beige lounge, and designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe were tasked with the job

After confessing the mural could look like 'a dirty protest', the designers went ahead and began slapping the brown paint onto the brush to create the artwork

After confessing the mural could look like ‘a dirty protest’, the designers went ahead and began slapping the brown paint onto the brush to create the artwork 

Meanwhile host Anna Richardson confessed she was baffled by the design, and was left in fits of laughter over the brown mural. 

Later she said: ‘The abstract mural, exploding up the wall and onto the ceiling, looks great.’ 

But on seeing her new-look living space, an emotional Amanda was totally blown away. 

She said: ‘Oh my God, it’s not the same house. It’s absolutely beautiful, it’s amazing.’ 

Host Anna Richardson confessed she was baffled by the mural design, and was left in fits of laughter over the brown mural

Host Anna Richardson confessed she was baffled by the mural design, and was left in fits of laughter over the brown mural

But on seeing her new-look living space,  which featured a large yellow sofa, an emotional Amanda was totally blown away

But on seeing her new-look living space,  which featured a large yellow sofa, an emotional Amanda was totally blown away

Meanwhile her daughter Rachel said: ‘It’s so so nice. It’s just what she deserves.’ 

They both insisted they liked the brown ‘swirl’, with Amanda adding: ‘I can’t take it all in.’ 

However many of those watching were left in disbelief over the brown ‘smear’.

One commented: This lady on #ChangingRooms literally just…has a cat and they’re giving her a whole cat themed living room like the inspiration is Catwoman and they’re making a bookcase/cat holder (I don’t know what it’s called, like a climbing tower?) HELP HER.’ 

Another wrote: ‘Aye cheers #ChangingRooms, big jobby along the walls and ceilings, just what I wanted, thanks.’

Meanwhile both Amanda and her daughter Rachel insisted they liked the brown 'swirl' and were  left in tears over the makeover

Meanwhile both Amanda and her daughter Rachel insisted they liked the brown ‘swirl’ and were  left in tears over the makeover 


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