Mum transforms son’s plain room into mountain-themed haven for £300 – using accessories from small businesses, masking tape and a lick of paint
- Nicole Roberts, 25, from Shropshire, used masking tape and paint costing £50
- She gave room a unique touch by adding accessories from small businesses
- Revealed it cost just £300 in total and she is delighted with the finished results
A thrifty homeowner has told how she created an incredible mountain-themed room for her son – all for just £300.
Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport in Shropshire, created the unique haven for two-year-old George, and best of all, she used loads of accessories from small businesses.
‘I first came up with the idea after I moved into my new build,’ said the mum-of-two, speaking to money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. ‘It was great having a blank canvas.’
‘I took to Pinterest a lot for inspiration in colours, and I also used YouTube to find some how-to videos. I wanted something that would grow with my little boy rather than a character theme.’
Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport in Shropshire, created an incredible mountain-themed room for her son George, two. Pictured, at the start of the transformation
The thrifty homeowner told how it cost her £300 in total – and she used all materials from small local businesses. Pictured, after the transformation
The mother-of-two (pictured) revealed she took to Pinterest a lot for inspiration in colours, and also used YouTube to find some how-to videos
Nicole went on to explain how she started with deciding what walls she wanted to do the mountains on, then began to tape the mountain shapes using green masking tape.
‘I started by taping and painting the three large mountains at the front,’ she explained.
‘I then painted them and pulled the tape off straight away. I waited for them to dry and then taped the mountains that are behind. Again I pulled the tape off as soon as I finished painting.
‘I added the small ones at the front a few days later as I felt it needed more.’
The savvy mother used masking tape and three shades of paint to create the mountains – and added that it’s ‘super simple to do.’ Pictured, during the transformation
Offering her top tips on how to recreate the look, Nicole advised mapping out basic shapes with tape and then taking a step back to see if they’re wonky. Pictured, Nicola’s impressive mountain wall art
Despite the room’s transformation looking stunning and complicated, Nicole says all she needed was masking tape and paint, and that it was an incredibly easy project to complete.
‘The materials I used were masking tape and three shades of paint and that’s it – super simple to do,’ she explained. ‘I still absolutely love it as I have now added all the accessories which has pulled it all together. The mountain wall cost around £40 to £50 to complete.’
Nicole, who shares her home projects on Instagram at @my_persimmon_home, pulled the look together by adding handmade accessories from a selection of small businesses, which brought the cost of the room’s transformation up to around £300.
‘All the accessories for this room were handmade by small businesses, which I love as it gives the room a unique feel and I know I have supported other families,’ she added.
‘I first started with some statement pieces like the pom pom rug which was made by HeidiBaskets Crochet which cost about £60 or £70.
Nicole said all the accessories for the room were handmade by small businesses, which she loves as it gives the room a unique feel and she knows she has supported other families. Pictured, after the transformation
‘The dreamcatcher was made by a business called Roma Dream Art and was £25, the chair is from Sue Ryder Charity and was about £40 and the campfire was around £25 from a business called Little CaraBelle.
‘The bed I picked up from my local selling page which is another great way to find bargains in your area.’
‘The elephant boxes were from TK Maxx and were about £20, the bedding is from Dunelm in the clearance and cost £5, the gorgeous rainbow print was from a business called Owl & Brolly and was gifted to me.
‘The other prints on the wall are from Prilly Prints and were also gifted. The amazing macrame wall hanging was made by a business called Ylle_makes and was £25 and the cushions were all from IKEA for under £10.
‘It’s been nice to be able to support so many businesses over the past couple of years by adding small bits slowly to keep it in my budget!’
Nicole and George are both delighted with the transformation and how unique the bedroom is.
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented:
‘I love absolutely everything about this bedroom, from the striking colours and the eye-catching mountain shapes to the fact it’s done with budget-friendly masking tape and that it was designed to support small businesses.
‘If you want to copy this look, Nicole’s tips are excellent: you can’t go wrong with masking tape, paint and YouTube for how-to step-by-step guides!’
‘I walk in there and think ‘wow, it’s such a cool boy’s bedroom’, especially for a two-year-old, and I can’t wait to see him grow up in there,’ Nicole added.
‘George was quite young when I first did the painting but he walked in and I remember him saying “ohhh” with a massive smile on his face!
‘My top tips for achieving this look yourself would be to map out with tape the basic shapes you are after and then take a step back to see if they are wonky.
‘If they are, just peel the tape back and re-apply.’
‘Make sure you do enough coats of paint before you remove the tape. Also, a good tip is to make sure you press the tape down firmly on the edges to make sure that the paint doesn’t bleed under!
‘Also, it’s great to use striking colours with good contrast for a wow finish.’
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