Mum creates magical Harry Potter drawers using £1 book from car boot sale
- Kylie Lyons, 27, made her old chest of drawers magical
- Kylie used a £1 car boot sale tome and some PVA glue
- Kylie shares tips to get the look
If you’re a Potterhead, then get your DIY hat on, because you’re going to love this incredible Harry Potter chest of drawers transformation.
Mum-of-two Kylie Lyons, 27, from Darlington, turned a simple wooden chest of drawers, a wall and her doors into an homage to her favourite book using a £1 Harry Potter tome she bought in a car boot sale, and says it was an incredibly simple and affordable process.
Kylie told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I collect old Harry Potter books mainly from car boot sales and charity shops for cheap and didn't have anything I could use them for.
"I had seen people use them for different crafts and I wanted to make my own.
“That's when I saw some wallpaper that had a similar pattern on it and thought I could use one of the books to make my own effect.
"I first tried it out on my door because it was so boring I wanted to liven it up a bit. The door worked out great so I knew I could apply it to almost anything and get a good look.
“Initially I did this to my bedroom door and then a wall, and then I decided that I didn't like the look of my old chest of drawers so I just decided to give it a go.
"The book only cost me £1 from a car boot sale - I always keep a look out for old Harry Potter items!”
Kylie says that all you’ll need is PVA glue, varnish and a brush, in addition to the book.
“Honestly, it's really easy,” she explains. “All you need is the item you want to Potter-fy, PVA glue, a paintbrush or just a normal sponge, and varnish to seal it.
“The new handles in total cost me £24 from B&Q - they are all pewter effect, which I think goes well with the Harry Potter theme. The PVA glue was £3.99 from B&M and I already have a massive tin of varnish that I use.
“Put a thin layer of PVA on the item, place the page how you want it, then just go over the page with some more PVA.
“Don’t worry if it bubbles - just get as many as you can out and the rest will go as the paper dries.
“Once it's dried, just go over that with a layer or two of varnish with either a brush or a sponge."
Kylie says she is over the moon with how the transformation ended up.
“I’m so happy how they all turned out,” she adds. “It's such a simple process but adds so much life to the piece!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “If you woke up on your 11th birthday furious that your Hogwarts letter hadn’t arrived, you can bring a bit of magic to your life with this amazing DIY hack from Kylie.
“If Harry Potter isn’t your thing, you can of course do this with any book: A Song of Ice and Fire, Roald Dahl classics or anything that takes your fancy!"
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