Mum transforms teenager's bedroom for £30 with leftover paint and sticky back plastic

Here's what to do with that left over kitchen paints...

One savvy Mum shows how a splash of paint and some sticky back plastic can transforms her teenagers bedroom. The teen's bedroom makeover is all the more impressive because the paint was in fact leftover from a previous kitchen transformation.

We shared that very kitchen makeover with you last September.

See it here: You won't believe this is the same kitchen – and it cost just £50 to transform!

Courtesy of our very own ‘Ideal Home Room Clinic‘ Facebook group, Amber Parnell-Mitchell shared her DIY handiwork once again.

Best of all Amber calculates, due to savvy reuse on materials, this bedroom makeover just £30!

Teen bedroom before

bedroom with yellow walls wooden cabinet and white curtains

(Image credit: Amber Parnell-Mitchell)

The teenager's bedroom was not the kind of space you would call 'cool' – especially not if you're an 11 year old. But just you wait, because mum Amber was set to take the style credentials up a whole new level...and at a bargain spend of just £30!

Amber tells us about the new look, 'it’s my 11 year old daughter’s room. She wanted something that didn’t look like it was for a little girl, a tween room.'

bedroom with wooden cupboard and white walls

(Image credit: Amber Parnell-Mitchell)

These bedroom cupboards are transformed from drab to fab in no time – thanks to leftover kitchen paint nonetheless.

Speaking of which: From cluttered wardrobe to clever workspace – see mum's £60 'cloffice' transformation

Amber proudly shared her latest home makeover with the other 3,340 members of the group.

Writing, 'Amazing what a transformation with some paint (same paint I used on my kitchen make over😊) and some sticky back plastic from B&M! One happy little girl this weekend ❤️.'

Teen bedroom after

bedroom with white wall wooden cabinet and white shelves

(Image credit: Amber Parnell-Mitchell)

'The plastic was £5.99 from B&M,' Amber explains. 'I got the kit to apply it, this helped getting all the air bubbles out. I made sure I took my time on each section before peeling more off. It was incredibly easy to do and loved the outcome.'

And she's not the only one who loved it. The post was met with an influx of appreciation from fellow Ideal home Room Clinic members...

‘This is absolutely amazing ........ LUSH💕💕 xxxx’ says one. ‘Wow... looks brilliant’ explains another.

bathroom with grey wardrobe and bright white wall

(Image credit: Amber Parnell-Mitchell)

'I painted the walls in Dulux Pure brilliant white emulsion and the woodwork in Dulux satinwood pure brilliant white. The cupboards was Rust-oleum Anthracite with a lacquer on top.'  These were the paints Amber had left over when she carried out her kitchen refresh.

Thank you once again for sharing with us Amber – we can't wait to see which room you work your magic in next.

More makeover marvels: This fireman bedroom mum made for her son goes viral... and cost less than £100

Do you have a home transformation project you'd love us to feature? Come and share with us over in the safe space that is the Ideal Home Room Clinic.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.