Hooray! Thanks to the amazing help of my in-laws the walls of the spare room are now painted, and the room is starting to look pretty and inviting. In fact, the husband and I are seriously thinking of moving in.
Now all we have to do is start to fill it with the bric-a-brac I've collected to make it feel homely and lived in. I made a start on this by getting a frame for my nest picture (you can read about how I did this here), and the husband's parents helped us hang it up.
What do you think?