ARE you a mum and want to give your child’s bedroom a makeover?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Mum-of-two Keeley Allen wanted to give her child’s bedroom a makeover, without having to spend a fortuneCredit: Latest Deals
Keeley bought the drawers from Facebook Marketplace for just £30Credit: Latest Deals
Keeley accessorised the drawers with paint from B&M and spent just £42.50 in totalCredit: Latest Deals
One mum-of-two has shown that there’s no need to get the carpenters in and spend an absolute fortune, when you can just do it yourself.
Keeley Allen, 32, turned to Facebook Marketplace to buy some bargain bits that she used to make a set of super cool Lego drawers for her daughter’s room.
The Rochdale mum found some IKEA drawers reduced from £120 to £30, and accessorised them with paint from B&M.
And for just £42.50 in total, Keeley was able to give the drawers a complete transformation.
Keeley told money-saving Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: “I’ve just redecorated the ‘toy room’ as I’ve had another baby so my five-year-old daughter Lily moved out of her box room and into the toy room so naturally everything got a freshen up.
“I just started with the idea of painting the room then decided to pull a fixed cupboard out and put a bed underneath.
“I turned underneath the bed into a bit of a den and reading corner.
“Lily is Lego mad. Storage for Lego is expensive these days and I’m quite arty anyway and I like doing one-offs.
“I have made T-shirts for Lily in school and nursery before now instead of buying one.
“It keeps the cost down and the only thing it costs is my time.
“I kept the cost down as I bought the drawers off Facebook Marketplace for £30 and from IKEA to buy brand new they are about £120.
“I already had white gloss left over from doing the woodwork in Lily’s newly decorated room.
“I bought sample paint pots which I purchased from B&M for the different coloured drawers.
“The circles can be made from MDF using a circular saw or order online.
“As mine weren’t deep enough in terms of thickness, I glued some together with wood glue. I did this 20 times.
“I first painted the base of the drawers white, and the drawer faces for the paint to stick to then.
“I then painted each drawer with a gloss roller. The finish is better than a paintbrush, with no lines or patterns. It took about three coats each.
“Then I painted the circles once they were dry.
“The hardest part was measuring and glueing them on equally so they looked even.
“I pulled the drawers out to stick the circles on, but because I used glue they kept sliding till the glue was dry so I had to hold them till they dried.
“Once I’d finished the drawers with the top still being all white, I felt it needed something else and that was when I decided to stick the green Lego trays on top.
“This is so that it can be used to play with or Lego builds can be kept on top of it when not in use but on show for others to see.”
Keeley is very impressed with her DIY transformation and it cost her just £42.50 in total.
She added: “I am currently on maternity due to having a seven-month-old baby so time is on my side but funds aren’t so I ran it through my head for a couple of days, planned what I needed to get or do and I just cracked on with it when I could and now it’s finished.
“Some people have said I could make them to sell!
“It cost £42.50 in total, and I’m very pleased with how the drawers turned out – I can easily pass them on once my daughter has finished with them!”