Mum creates amazing mermaid scales feature wall for just £18

The amazing wall (Picture: Katie Blackbourn)

Creating an amazing bedroom for your kids without spending a fortune is hard – but one mum has come up with an amazing hack.

Along the same lines as the patchwork sample feature wall, this mum has created a mermaid style wall using free wallpaper samples.

The whole look cost just under £18 – £14.99 for some paint, £1.99 for wallpaper paste and £1 for a small mirror.

Katie Blackbourn picked up the samples from high street stores, as well as using some old bits she had lying around.

She then made a template shape out of card to create the scales and traced around it on each sample, before cutting them all out.

It does take a little bit of patience but Katie said a few hours for a few nights gave her enough to create the wall.

She painted the wall underneath using Dulux Feature Wall paint in Proud Peacock, before lining up the scales on in a diagonal pattern on the wall and sticking them on with wallpaper paste.

She added the small circular mirror to complete the look.

Katie posted the picture in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook group and people loved it.

The post received over 17,000 likes and 2,400 comments.

Katie said her daughter loves the wall and added: ‘I am simply an NHS Credit Controller with a passion for art and design. I never expected this to get so much interest.’

After seeing how popular her idea was, Katie now plans to post more content on her Instagram.

She also suggested that the design could be adapted with different colours like oranges and golds for a fish theme and added that it would look great in bathrooms too.

What a great idea!

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