One lucky Perth woman has left her fellow Facebook users a little jealous after sharing incredible photos of her newly-renovated walk-in wardrobe, constructed almost entirely using Kmart, Bunnings and IKEA products.
“When your very talented fiancé builds you the dressing room of your dreams,” Leanne Fletcher wrote in a private group.
Leanne tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the reno was a long-term dream inspired by British reality TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
“I have been collecting designer shoes and bags for a few years now, but the end goal was to have a walk-in glamorous dressing room,” she says.
She went on to add that everything from the sleek and stylish shelves, wardrobe and glam decor were picked up at cheap-and-cheerful retailers IKEA, Bunnings and Kmart.
Well, almost everything; the velvet chair, chandelier, white rug and the Hollywood-style mirror edged in bare lightbulbs were sourced on eBay.
Her fiancé Dan was responsible for transforming the room over four days (and a few long evenings) into something resembling a luxury store complete with a mirrored wall, display cabinets and a chic black-and-white colour scheme.
“Dan is a painter, he owns his own painting business so to build all that by himself was amazing!” Leanne says.
Pride of place in the room is the centre island unit which the couple were quoted a cool $2,000 from a carpentry company to build — but Dan DIY’d it for less than a quarter of the price.
“We used two sets of the IKEA Malm drawers ($149 each) and placed them back to back. My fiancé bought some melamine wood from Bunnings ($50) and cut it to size to create the cubes in the middle and then fixed crystal handles to the fronts, they were also from Bunnings ($50) so the whole thing cost us $400 in total,” she explains.
They then splurged on a beautiful $700 slab of marble to top off the island which brought the total reno cost to $4,000.
The end result is a haven for her clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery and other accessories. It even features a designated ‘glam corner’ — the luxe velvet chair, desk and the Hollywood mirror — where she can put on her makeup.
People on Facebook jumped into the comments to gush over the reno, with one user calling it ‘gorgeous’.
“This is what dreams are made of! Your fiancé did an amazing job!” another wrote.
“He’s a keeper!” agreed another.
“I wasn’t expecting to get such an amazing reaction as I did when I posted the photos of the dressing room!” Leanne tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Leanne was even kind enough to list all of the products and where she bought them so others can make their DIY dreams come true.
Grey velvet bench
Artwork printed at Kmart store
Flowers and vases
Wardrobes - PAX system
Mirror sliding doors - PAX system
All drawer inserts - KOMPLEMENT
Dressing table - MALM
Centre island - MALM drawers
Sheer curtains - TERESIA
Curtain pole (sprayed gold)
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