Kmart: Thrifty Mum surprises her three-year-old daughter with a bedroom transformation

A mother of two from Queensland has surprised her three-year-old daughter with an impressive makeover of the room with cheap store items (before)

A mother of two from Queensland has surprised her three-year-old daughter with a dazzling change of room with items from inexpensive stores.

Louise Woods, a dental office manager with talent for interior design, wanted to create a more adult space for the little ones and decided to turn to Kmart and thrift stores for inspiration.

The result? An elegant transformation in pink and gray for only $ 350.

A mother of two from Queensland has surprised her three-year-old daughter with an impressive makeover of the room with cheap store items (before)

A mother of two from Queensland has surprised her three-year-old daughter with an impressive makeover of the room with cheap store items (before)

"I created a Pinterest board for my project and posted pictures that I loved so I could see all my ideas in one place," Mrs. Woods told FEMAIL (after)

"I created a Pinterest board for my project and posted pictures that I loved so I could see all my ideas in one place," Mrs. Woods told FEMAIL.

"To get more inspiration, I also joined a group on Facebook about the Kmart hacks and once the transformation was completed I decided to post some before and after pictures of my daughters' room to inspire others.

"I was absolutely surprised with the answer I got."

Ms. Woods was interested in a pink and gray theme, but she wanted to keep the walls of the room neutral throughout the transformation.

Ms. Woods was interested in a pink and gray theme, but she wanted to keep the walls of the room neutral throughout the transformation

Ms. Woods was interested in a pink and gray theme, but she wanted to keep the walls of the room neutral throughout the transformation

Ms. Woods was interested in a pink and gray theme, but she wanted to keep the walls of the room neutral throughout the transformation

"I love changing things, so I can not justify spending money on expensive items," said Ms. Woods (pictured)

What did Louise use?

The bed and side table were second-hand $ 150

Small dressing table, Kmart, $ 39

Lamp, Kmart, $ 20

Pink and gray vases, Pillow Talk, $ 20

Bedding in the cloud, Big W, $ 10

Selection of cushions, Kmart, $ 25

Dream catcher, Kmart, $ 7

Musical box next to the bed, Kmart, $ 10

Money box in the cloud next to the bed, Kmart, $ 2

Header Brightness Timer, $ 17, Sportsgirl

Pictures of the wall x 3, Kmart, $ 30

"I like to do this, so when it's time to change the subject, I do not have to change the wallpaper and furniture," he said.

"Most of the items were second-hand or from Kmart, Big W, Pillow Talk or Sportsgirl."

The bed and bedside table were second-hand and Ms. Woods rated them for $ 150 as a package.

"I love changing things, so I can not justify spending money on expensive items," he said.

"The bed will be the centerpiece of the room now and for several more years, so choose a classic style that lasts and appropriately theme.

"Designing a room for your child's passion can be fun, but it's likely that your interest in Barbie or The Wiggles will be short-lived."

Ms. Woods also suggested that parents consider framed photographs, quilt covers or cushions that can be easily changed, and use white walls and furniture as a blank canvas for "pops of color."

"If you have the luxury of space, keep storage on the outer edges so children have a good space to play," he added.

"If you have the luxury of space, keep storage on the outer edges so children have a good space to play," he added.

"Be imaginative and remember that decorative touches do not have to be too sophisticated or expensive to have an impact: keep things simple and functional."

Ms. Woods said her daughter was delighted with the result.

"She loved it!" She continued running through her room with enthusiasm, "she said.

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