IF we had to describe our dream home, it would be a stunning newly-renovated property with lots of open-plan rooms.
But most importantly, it’d have a walk-in wardrobe that’d make Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw envious.
That said, we always imagined that the closet of our dreams could easily set us back thousands – which is why it’s remained something of a pipedream.
But now savvy DIY fan Megan Righelato – who runs the Instagram account @megsathome – has revealed how she made her stunning walk-in wardrobe on a budget with some purse-friendly Ikea bargains.
Speaking to MattressNextDay about her bedroom transformation, Megan said: “We are having to budget as we’re renovating the whole house, and adding an extension downstairs next year.”
After doing some online research, the social media star worked out that it would cost £1,200 to have a walk-in wardrobe professionally fitted – as labour costs can be up to £200 a day.
Determined to keep costs down, Megan and her partner decided to make their own wardrobe out of Ikea’s Pax units – which start from £40 each.
In total, they spent £600 on the customisable wardrobes to fill the room and then tweaked the handles to give it a more luxe look.
She continued: “We decided to add beading to the drawer units to match the more traditional style of our bedroom, such as the paneling.
“We then painted them in Crown’s ‘Satin White’ to get rid of IKEA’s classic white colour.
“Finally, we added cup-shaped handles to the wardrobes to make them look more expensive.”
What’s more, the couple also cut costs by re-decorating their bedroom themselves and turned to YouTube tutorials for help.
- PAX Wardrobe, £40 from IKEA – buy now
Megan added: “We both work full-time so could only dedicate our weekends to working on it, so it took about six weekends in total.
“The coving was a bit of a nightmare to get our heads around but with the help of YouTube, we ended up mastering it.
“By the end, I realised that it’s important to not be afraid to make mistakes and realise that it always gets worse before it gets better.
“We got to a point where it felt like it was never-ending, but we are so pleased with the result.”
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