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Thrifty mum transforms £10 Homebase drawers into a marvel hero commode

Thrifty mum gives a plain £5 chest of drawers a superhero makeover using Wilko wallpaper and a £9 pot of paint

  • Jaynie Wilkinson‎, from West Yorkshire, surprised son Kayle, 12, with DIY drawers
  • Bought a commode for £5 from Facebook marketplace and used materials
  • Transformed with Wilko’s superhero wallpaper, new handles and paint for £47

A thrifty mother has revealed how she transformed an old chest of drawers into a superhero-themed commode for her 12-year-old son.

Jaynie Wilkinson‎, from West Yorkshire, wanted to surprise Kayle by freshening up his bedroom, and decided to try her hand at upcycling some drawers she found on Facebook’s market place for £5.

Taking to group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks, Jaynie revealed her impressive results – just a few days after she used Marvel wallpaper, paint and some old handles to give the piece of furniture a makeover for just £47. 

Jaynie Wilkinson‎, from West Yorkshire, wanted to surprise Kayle by freshening up his bedroom, and decided to try her hand at upcycling some drawers she found on Facebook’s market place for £5

Taking to group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks , Jaynie revealed her impressive results - just a few days after she used wallpaper, paint and some old handles to give the piece of furniture a makeover for just £47

Taking to group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks , Jaynie revealed her impressive results – just a few days after she used wallpaper, paint and some old handles to give the piece of furniture a makeover for just £47

Jayne shared a picture of the white-washed drawers before, and after the transformation, racking up hundreds of likes and comments from impressed followers. 

Captioning the pictures, the savvy mum wrote: ‘I’m getting really into upcycling at the minute and this is my latest transformation, marvel heroes drawers.’

Products used for Jaynie’s marvel drawer

  • £5 Drawers Facebook marketplace
  • £9 Wilkos wallpaper
  • £9 B&Q furniture paint in blue Antibes 
  • £13 B&Q gloss in red (strawberry)
  • £11 B&Q colours satin varnish
  • Recycled brass handles sprayed with rustoleum red spray paint 
  • Total: £47 

Revealing how she used leftover wallpaper from her son’s bedroom, she continued: ‘I cut the pieces out how I wanted them and soaked the wallpaper in warm soapy water to get the backing paper off.

‘I used a black and decker mouse sander to sand the unit down, then I used mod podge (paper glue and fabric)  to decoupage (decorate) it. I sanded the whole unit down and used furniture paint then clear varnish’. 

The post racked up an array of comments from impressed users.

Commenting on her post, one follower said: ‘That’s amazing! How did you do it?’.

Another added: ‘That looks fab – I’ve got similar unit that I’ll attempt to upcycle after seeing yours’. 

Captioning the pictures, the savvy mum wrote: 'I’m getting really into upcycling at the minute and this is my latest transformation, marvel heroes drawers.'

Captioning the pictures, the savvy mum wrote: ‘I’m getting really into upcycling at the minute and this is my latest transformation, marvel heroes drawers.’

Revealing how she used leftover wallpaper from her son's bedroom, she said: 'I cut the pieces out how I wanted them and soaked the wallpaper in warm soapy water to get the backing paper off.'

Revealing how she used leftover wallpaper from her son’s bedroom, she said: ‘I cut the pieces out how I wanted them and soaked the wallpaper in warm soapy water to get the backing paper off.’

The mum explained: 'I used a black and decker mouse sander to sand the unit down, then I used mod podge (paper glue and fabric) to decoupage (decorate) it.'

The mum explained: ‘I used a black and decker mouse sander to sand the unit down, then I used mod podge (paper glue and fabric) to decoupage (decorate) it.’

‘Oh wow, I love them! Well done!’, another person wrote, while one said: ‘My son would love these’.

Speaking to Femail about her son’s delight, she said: ‘He loved them and said “mum you’ve done really well! They’re ace and look really cool. Thank you!’.

Jaynie added: ‘I upcycle and craft all the time so I’m really proud that the drawers got such a positive reaction’.

The post racked up an array of comments from impressed users. Commenting on her post, one follower said: 'That’s amazing! How did you do it?'

The post racked up an array of comments from impressed users. Commenting on her post, one follower said: ‘That’s amazing! How did you do it?’

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