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PremierLeague-News.Com - Elizabeth transformed a basic room into a Gothic paradise
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Moving house can be a stressful time for anyone, but one thrifty mum decided to make the experience exciting for her daughter by transforming an empty room into her dream bedroom. Elizabeth Miller, 41, says she used products from Facebook Marketplace, Amazon and eBay to transform the once basic room into just what her daughter Lily, 16, wanted - a Gothic paradise. While she wanted to give her daughter just what she wanted, Elizabeth was quick to realise that costs would soon pile up, and decided she'd have to get creative. She told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : "When we knew we were moving house I asked my son and daughter to design their new rooms using Pinterest so they had something positive to think about and plan for. "The pictures Lily found for her new Gothic-inspired room were amazing, but when I started to search for items to buy I quickly realised I was going to have to get creative to make her dream come true. Get the Echo House and Home newsletter The House and Home newsletter will bring you the best property stories for Merseyside. We'll be looking at incredible houses that are up for sale, or others that have a hidden feature. We'll also have the best deals for furniture and other items to make your home look amazing. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the best stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for a House and Home Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick Echo Homes and Home. 4) Press Save changes and that's it! 5) There are plenty of other newsletters to choose from too. "Lily chose an all-black and grey room but I was able to talk her into a little purple which she loved in the end. Finding what my daughter wanted on eBay for just under £2,000 made an upcycle a necessity rather than a choice. "I started scouring Facebook Marketplace for old furniture I could pull mouldings from and took inspiration from upcycle websites and the Frenchic Fan Forum." Elizabeth's first big bargain was the bed frame, which she managed to scoop up on Facebook Marketplace for £100.
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. She added: "Finally, I gave the bed a spray over with silver glitter sheen spray and several coats of clear varnish. "Once the wood work was finished I had to reupholster the bed head in pure velvet using a staple gun. I watched lots of video tutorials on Youtube to get ideas and finished the whole thing with a beaded trim to hide the fact I'm not a master craftsperson! I also added some more roses to soften the overall look.
"The bed had been a cherished piece of furniture previously and I was nervous about such an extreme change especially as the seller had asked to see the finished piece. Luckily she thought it looked fantastic and was thrilled it had gone to someone who would love it."
The finished product
(Image: Elizabeth Miller)
Transforming the bed wasn't all smooth sailing, however, as Elizabeth says it was difficult to manoeuvre the bed around and keep it from chipping while the paint dried. Thankfully, the job was finished successfully and so Elizabeth moved onto her next project - the wardrobe. Elizabeth said: "Originally a Facebook Marketplace find, it got a new lease of life with some wallpaper panels and upholstery pins to give it some character. I then added the skulls, which were only £8 for the lot. They're for decorating your car! "The door handles are meant to be door knockers but Lily's nickname is 'little dragon' so they were perfect for her.
Elizabeth's dragon-themed wardrobe
(Image: Elizabeth Miller)
"Almost everything I bought came from Amazon or eBay as I had to shield for almost the entire last year. "My children have been amazing and shielded with me without question, not once moaning about being indoors. Their amazing behaviour, effort with online learning and the way they have protected me fiercely made their new rooms completely deserved. "We managed to transform the whole room in about 10 days, including paint and new carpets. I was determined that when the children arrived at the new house they would have as much of their dreams in place as we could manage. "Overall the bed was £100, I only paid £20 for the wardrobe and the craft supplies cost £85 so that's just over £200 in total. I saw an upholstered Gothic bed online selling for £1,900 so it's possible I've saved over £2,000 overall."
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