A mum who didn’t want to spend a fortune on a kitchen breakfast bar has created a cheaper version for just £95.

Harriet Lees, 24, from Telford, was inspired to start her DIY project after wanting to free up space and get rid of her bulky kitchen table.

As she was on a budget, she came up with the genius idea of turning an Ikea floating shelf costing just £19 into a kitchen bar.

Harriet said the Ikea shelf is the perfect size as it is big enough to sit and eat at, but small enough to give her the space her kitchen needed.

She then bought four stools at Argos for £70 and wrapped them with £6 DC Fix from B&Q to complete the look.

Harriet is thrilled with the finished design (


Harriet Lees)
She also redecorated the Argos stools with PVC covering to give them a new look (


Harriet Lees)

Harriet told LatestDeals.co.uk: "I came up with the idea because I’ve never been happy with my table in the kitchen as it always took up too much room.

"I went straight to IKEA and was looking at tables. I saw a floating shelf and shelves with brackets, put two and two together and thought ‘what a good idea’.

“I'd definitely recommend doing this with somebody else, as we had to level it all out before we screwed in the bracket.”

Harriet said this table was taking up too much room (


Harriet Lees)

Harriet says she is thrilled with the results and says it’s transformed the look and feel of her kitchen.

“The bar fits a full sized plate and the kids love eating from it. It saves space and I feel I have my kitchen back,” she explained.

“It was very simple and very easy to do, nothing that I struggled with.

"I didn’t have the money at the time to fork out on an expensive bar that would have probably been a few hundred pounds, so I’m really happy with the result!"

Harriet has explained exactly how she created her bar (


Harriet Lees)

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: “Breakfast bars can typically cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds.

“I’d never have thought you could get one for less than £20, but Harriet’s idea of using an Ikea floating shelf is genius!

“Her new table set up is stylish, cool, and really wallet-friendly and simple to copy.”

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