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Woman creates incredible Alice in Wonderland kitchen for just £60

February 3, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Ditsy Murdock, 40, created an amazing 'Alice in Wonderland' kitchen
  • The project cost £60 and took just four days
  • Ditsy provides tips for you to do the same

Renovating your own kitchen can be very costly but if you know where to get the best deals then it will work to your advantage. Whether you prefer the original Lewis Carroll book, the 1951 film or the 2010 adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' as your reference, it is always an amazing endeavour to transform your home that will amplify your imagination.

Ditsy Murdock, 40, from Northern Ireland, has always loved fairy tales, so decided to turn her kitchen into a standout Alice-inspired space. This DIY-savvy woman loved it so much that she decided to transform her kitchen into a fantastical scene straight out of the movie.

Ditsy, a mum of five kids, told LatestDeals.co.uk: "As a little girl, I always loved fairy tales and having four girls of my own, I hated my bland kitchen so much".

“Growing up, I always believed the kitchen was the heart of the home and my kitchen felt nothing like that. I love colour and I'm not a grey type of girl!”

To transform her kitchen, Ditsy went to B&Q and bought some simple testers for £2 a tub. She also spent £40 on vinyl for the worktops and door and drawer handles.

"I went to my regular DIY store B&Q and picked up some testers of their own paint range Valspar and a big tub of dark wax as I love aged-looking things,” Ditsy explains.

"I got 10 different colours at £2 a tub which was loads and cost just £20.

"I put an undercoat of white primer on before, but did no prepping really, and while the kids slept, I got to work.

“It took around four days to complete as I have four teenagers and a baby then to deal with also!

"I then sealed it with a varnish and my Alice in Wonderland-inspired kitchen was created!”

The whole project took around four days, and Ditsy is over the moon with how her creative vision materialised in the kitchen.

"I do love it and it's definitely a talking point with visitors,” she adds.

"I loved seeing the changes so much and the room seemed like it was giving me a huge hug. I’m working on the lounge now!

"It was so easy and straightforward to do. My biggest challenge was keeping the kids out of the cupboards until they had dried!"

"I will admit I'm sure it's not to everyone's taste but the feedback I have got has been lovely."

“For anyone else wanting to do the same, I would say go for it, just always remember to seal with a matte varnish afterwards and take your time."

“If you make a mistake, just start again!"

"I love my kitchen and it's quite the talking point, but I would also love to try another theme. "

"I'm a big Disney fan, so who knows, maybe Mary Poppins next!" Ditsy added.

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: "Curiouser and curiouser! Ditsy’s Alice in Wonderland kitchen is absolutely amazing, and just shows that a bit of creativity and some £2 tester pots can go a long way.

"I love how much of her own personality Ditsy has put into creating this space, and it makes my own kitchen look seriously boring now!”

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karenh1930a year ago


Stapmevitalsa year ago

This is completely stunning!

Hats off to you. A boring kitchen saved from itself.

A lot of hard work, using your imagination and brain, results in a unique room.


summerdaze3a year ago

I love it.

Am with you i love colour and i love the way you have gone on and created a beautiful kitchen that no one else has ***

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