IF YOU’RE looking to update your kids’ bedroom but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place.
Lorraine Kafanke, 37, created a very cool Toy Story room for just £150 and is here to tell you how you can do it too.
So if your kid is obsessed with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Mr. Potato Head and the rest of the Toy Story characters, you’ll definitely be inspired by this budget transformation.
A Cumbrian mom-of-two was asked to design a Toy Story-inspired bedroom for a family friend.
Using a series of clever money-saving tricks, Lorraine managed to complete the project for just £150.
Lorraine’s frugal hacks included recycling a free item from a sales site and creating canvas prints from a duvet cover.
Lorraine spoke about saving money in the Facebook group DIY on a budget UK: “I have always had a passion for interior design and all things creative.
“My job has always been to be a singer, but I’m just starting my own business, building up my confidence and doing things at home, for family and friends.
“I am just starting to set up my own interior design and decorating business locally.
“I like to redo old furniture to save money and make it new.
“I have room design ideas in my head that I love to bring to life and then see my ideas come together and create beautiful spaces for others.”
Lorraine explained that her father’s best friend wanted to transform his space room so that when his grandchildren came to visit, they would have a cool place to hang out.
She explained, “I made this room from Toy Story for my dad’s best friend.
“He wanted the spare room to suit his grandchildren, and my assignment was like Toy Story.
“I did all this on a £150 budget.
“The wallpaper was made by Wilko to create the theme of Andy’s room.
“The device was bought for free from a selling site and I painted it in colors that match the theme.
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“Canvas prints I made from one duvet cover that I stapled to plain white canvases.
“Little army men that I arranged around the room using rope to hang to make them look like they were in combat and they cost £1 a bag from Poundland.
“The rest is just coloring according to the theme.
“Toy Story toys were on sale and cost £20 for all characters.”
After Lorraine’s hard work, she was delighted with the positive response.
She continued, “It took me three days to create and complete the look, which was well received by his grandchildren!
“Their reaction was, ‘Wow, this is my very own Toy Story room!’
“It was so nice to see their reaction when they saw the space I created for them.
“The room took me four days.”
Lorraine has explained where she gets her budget materials from, so if you want to do a transformation like this, listen up.
She added: “The walls were painted white with Johnstone paint, the wallpaper was by Wilko, and I painted the built-in unit red with Johnstone paint.
“I got the unit for free, so I papered the fronts and painted the top red to tie the theme together.
“All accessories were purchased locally, mainly Wilko and B&M.
“The total cost was around £150.
“Kids’ rooms don’t always have to buy the most expensive pieces or furniture to create a special look.
“Take your assignment and look at colors and designs that can transform a space without having to buy the most expensive items on the shelf.
“Just by using color, your theme can change the space for next to nothing. I have an excellent eye for profitable deals!”