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Mum transforms her kid’s bedroom into a Lego-themed paradise using just paper plates

A MUM has revealed how she transformed her kid’s bedroom into a Lego-themed wonderland by using paper plates.

Yossawadee Flanagan, 34, from Phuket, Thailand, built a spectacular Lego room for her kids along with her husband Stephen Flanagan.

Using simple materials such as No Nails Glue, paper plates and masking tape, the mum-of-two pulled off the incredible room - and all for just £100.

Yossawadee told “I have two children, a girl and a boy, Sky and Sandy.

"What they love at the moment is Lego. They don’t have a lot but what they do have keeps them occupied.

"Then the kids jumped in and wanted a Lego rainbow room, and their dad said OK!

“We wanted to create a 3D painting effect, but realised it would not be so easy. Then my husband came up with an idea to project paper plates out of the wall.

“We worried that it might be flimsy, but he said we would use a good No Nails Glue that would make it hard to pull things away and would hold the plates firmly in position.

“The paint would then hopefully keep the plates in place.

“First, we looked for plates to get a perspective of the size of Lego brick we could do, making it not too small and not too big.

"We decided on six inch plates, then picked the colours of the Lego bricks and used a white primer to try to keep the colour consistent.

"So we had plates, paint, glue and masking tape.

"First we worked out the brick size, which for our walls was 40cm wide and two plates placed at 10cm and 30cm.

"The height started out at 60cm with three plates at 10cm, 30cm and 50 cm, although it ended up looking like one long brick.

"At first, we put info into a Photoshop file which allowed us to get a taste of what we could achieve.

“It also gave us a measurement guide and what looked good or messy - having random colours and brick placement for us did not work, so as you can see, we went for a more controlled look which also fell into the rainbow theme.

We wanted to create a 3D painting effect, but realised it would not be so easy. Then my husband came up with an idea to project paper plates out of the wall.


"So we primed the wall white, then marked out the brick lines at 40cm and taped every other brick. That way it would be easy to paint half of them.

“We wait for that to dry well and then removed the tape.

"The remaining bricks were done by hand. Once that was dry we marked out the plate positions.

“We didn’t mark out all of them, but just enough to get a good sight line, so most were done by sight.

"Now before sticking the plates on, our plates had a small lip, so we painted the lips the colour of the brick they were to be placed in.

“Our bricks needed 16 in each row, then we glued the plates to the wall.

“The glue dried quickly and then when it was dry, we painted the plates.

"At first, we did not think of the paper plates getting damaged, bashed and crushed!

"But the five year old and three year old were not going to avoid being clumsy.

"So we decided to stick two or three plates together to give even more strength.

"I have to say I'm glad we did this as even when the kids are leaning on them, they don’t collapse or lose shape.

"That doesn’t mean they are hammer-proof, but so far it’s proving to be bash-proof.”

Yossawadee and Stephen, who share their adventures on YouTube, were thrilled with the outcome of their incredible room - and so were their kids.

"When they first saw it they were shocked, asking how Mummy and Daddy got such big Lego bricks on our wall,” Yossawadee adds.

“They love it, and we love it more than we thought we would, as it turned out better than we hoped.

"The total cost for the Lego room was about £100.

"When we looked at the finished job, it turned out better than we thought.

“Having done what looks like a complete revamp of the room, we are more than happy that the cost was so low and yet for us it looks like we spent more!"

“I’m blown away that it cost just £100 and is made of paper plates - it looks like it cost thousands and is a really professional job.

“This project just proves that using the most basic of household objects, you really can transform your home without spending a fortune.

“Who’d have thought paper plates could look this good?"

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