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15-year-old transforms bedroom for just £200 under lockdown and it looks amazing

14 May 2020, 0:00 pm
  • Kane Hardy, 15, decided to change up his bedroom under lockdown
  • Kane upcycled old furniture and even blinged up a chandelier
  • Kane sourced the products for his new room from B&M and ebay

If you’re bored of the look of your home after spending so long cooped up indoors due to coronavirus, you might have considering updating it.

And as this creative 15-year-old boy proves, people of all ages and experiences can transform their home during lockdown.

Kane Hardy, 15, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, decided to transform his bedroom from a dark style to a luxurious new look - and he did it for under £200.

Kane glossed his furniture, added lots of bling to his room and even created designer coffee table books.

Kane told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I have always wanted to be an interior designer and study design - it's just always something I have had such a passion for.

"I came up with the final design and style as the last design for my room that I did, I just wasn't 100% satisfied with.

“I liked it but it just wasn't the style for me anymore. With being stuck inside, I was constantly wanting to design and decorate something and I just thought to myself, ‘why not change my room again?’.

“My room before had light grey walls, dark grey and silver striped wallpaper, and mustard accessories. So it was quite a change going from dark walls to pure white.

"I did a few small up-cycling projects with some of the decor, like glossing my bedside tables, the fireplace, an old pine coffee table… I even glossed and blinged up an old chandelier!

"I would definitely not advise people to use chalk furniture paint as it chips and scratches so easily. Gloss is definitely so much more hard-wearing. I used Dulux High Gloss from Wickes.

“I spent £200 on the paint, wallpaper, bling ornaments, clock, photo frames, shelf and accessories.

"The wallpaper cost £30, the paint was £15, the clock was £10, the gloss was £15, the curtain and lights were around £25, and the rest was spent on the bling accessories.

"The white and marble drawers were originally matte black, with black gloss effect fronts.

“I sanded them down lightly, glossed them and then wallpapered the front.

"I made the books by covering the front of them with card, and adding some bling bits and some designer logos, printed from online, and the LV print was from Google and I hand stuck each diamond on it.

"I also glossed the chandelier by lightly sanding down the plastic, wiping it down and then glossing over it. Then I added some bling strips and some new chandelier diamonds bought from ebay.

“I got a lot of the items from places that are still open, like B&M and Wickes, and ordered things when I could.”

Kane is delighted with how his room has turned out, and says the transformation has been the perfect lockdown project.

"I am in love with my room and I am so so glad that I did decide to change it,” Kane adds.

"I think that this project definitely helped me during these very sad times that we are in right now, as it helped me take my mind off of things, and gave me something to do and to look forward to seeing the finished piece.

"The rough overall price for the whole transformation (including bling ornaments) came to about £200, and it's entirely worth it. I am completely over the moon with it!"

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Many of us are sitting at home twiddling our thumbs during lockdown, so what better time to get stuck into a home improvement project?

“Kane’s creativity is obvious in the amazing before and after shots of his bedroom - I’m so impressed he managed to totally change the look into this cool glitzy space for just £200!"

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PhilipMarcover a year ago

That bling. 😆

LisaCzyzewskaa year ago

Love it, Kane. You've obviously got an eye for it! Well done, kid!!! X

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