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Creative Mum Transforms Incredible Superhero Bedroom For Son For Under £400

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8th October 2020, 11:00 AM
  • Erin Teasdale, 24, wanted to transform her son’s bedroom on a budget
  • She upcycled second-hand furniture she found on Facebook Marketplace and printed off her own wall prints
  • She also sourced affordable accessories from IKEA, B&M and social media sites

If your child is superhero-obsessed, you might have thought that turning their bedroom into a themed space would cost a fortune.

But one mum managed to create an incredible yellow and black superhero room for her three-year-old son for under £400.

Erin Teasdale, 24, a mum of one from Mansfield, upcycled second-hand furniture she found on Facebook Marketplace, printed off her own wall prints and sourced affordable accessories from IKEA, B&M and social media sites.

Erin told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “This is our first official home. It’s our first house we’ve bought.

“Since my partner and I got together six years ago we’ve never settled properly so I wanted to make our house a home and Travis’ room was always going to be first.

"I started off by his favourite colour being yellow and then looked for themes to go around it. He’s very into superheroes and things at the moment but I also wanted it to be a more ‘grown up’ colour scheme so that he can grow with it and just change the yellow as and when.

"Literally everything in his bedroom is from online. A lot of the prints are Etsy and the duvet sets, cushions and lights are all from Amazon.

"A lot of the prints on the wall I got off the internet and printed them myself with free prints, and the rest were ordered off Etsy and Amazon.

"The rugs were £30 off Amazon, the bookshelves under the bed were from IKEA for £3 each and all the photo frames were from B&M costing between £3 for a pack of three small ones to £6 each for the A3 ones.

"The bed was second hand off Facebook Marketplace for £100 and the drawers are second hand too for £25. The RRP was £180 and £50 if I had bought them new.

"I upcycled the bed myself using Brooklyn interior paint from B&Q.

“I bought the decals myself off Amazon and the labels off Etsy. The mattress under his bed is his old cot bed mattress believe it or not, with just a black throw on there so that saved a lot of money too!

“The shelves and things I already owned - I just painted them black. The lightning light was from Amazon for £12 and I painted it yellow myself.

“All the wall stickers are off Etsy, and the personalised superhero prints are from a lady called RosieCreates on Etsy - she was so unbelievably patient with me as I changed a lot of my order and they are fab quality!

“The wooden signs I have are from Teddy&Co on Instagram - they were only £10, £13 and £14.

“In total, the room transformation cost about £400.”

Erin and Travis are both delighted with how the room turned out, and the project helped them bond over the lockdown.

"Travis needed a proper big boy's bed so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to transform his bedroom,” Erin adds.

"He helped me paint the yellow wall which was also a nice bonding activity as he was very involved in it all!

"Travis was over the moon - he loves his yellow wall and his den the most.

"I honestly really enjoyed upcycling. It was very therapeutic and just realising how much money you actually saved made it all worth it.

"I got the idea to upcycle off Facebook and seeing everyone else’s transformations, I couldn’t see why I couldn’t do it myself.

"I also got a lot of ideas for his den underneath off Pinterest but it was very inspired by his love for reading. I hated the fact I could never snuggle up to read a story and now we can every night.

"In all honesty, we couldn’t afford to buy everything new. It’s our first house we’ve ever bought and everything else needed doing too but Travis’ bedroom was always going to be first and I’m so glad we did it first as it gave us the motivation to get the rest of the house done!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Every superhero fan will instantly fall in love with this amazing bedroom!

“I’m a huge fan of everything from the stylish yellow and black theme to the amazing personalised wooden signs.

“If you want to renovate your home on a budget, make like Erin and source second-hand bargains on social media - upcycling isn’t just great for your wallet, but is also good for the environment, and, as Erin says, it can be a great bonding experience too!"

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