Facebook bid to save DIY station makeover

275x250.jpg A Facebook campaign has been launched to save a DIY-style makeover to Carlisle train station.

The station received the makeover as part of a new TV advert for DIY store Homebase - which has turned the waiting room into a lounge and created a garden on one platform.

But now commuters are so impressed with the new look - which features plush seating, garden furniture and hundreds of lamps - they want to keep it.

Over 7,000 people have already signed up to a Facebook campaign 'Keep Carlisle train station like this!" But people still adding their names are a bit late... it's already been changed back.
275x250.jpg As part of the makeover teams were called in to paint the connecting bridge and even install a kitchen into the station. 260m2 of wallpaper was used along with 1800 litres of paint and 1500m2 of flooring.

Homebase say they hope the stunt will inspire and encourage more people to transform their own homes and gardens.

"We wanted to do something inspirational that would be seen by lots of people going about their daily lives and a train station is ideal for this," said a spokesperson.

"Carlisle has a station with lots of contrasting areas where we could really show people what can be achieved, so it was the perfect space to start this campaign that will also transform spaces across the rest of the country."

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