One resourceful mum decided to make moving home exciting for her daughter by transforming a spare room into her dream bedroom.
Elizabeth Miller, 41, used products from Facebook Marketplace, Amazon and eBay to transform the basic room into just what her daughter Lily, 16, wanted - a Gothic paradise.
Elizabeth was quick to realise that costs would pile up, and decided to get creative.
She told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : "When we knew we were moving house I asked my son and daughter to design their new rooms using Pinterest so they had something positive to think about and plan for.
"The pictures Lily found for her new Gothic-inspired room were amazing, but when I started to search for items to buy I quickly realised I was going to have to get creative to make her dream come true.
"Lily chose an all-black and grey room but I was able to talk her into a little purple which she loved in the end. Finding what my daughter wanted on eBay for just under £2,000 made an upcycle a necessity rather than a choice.
"I started scouring Facebook Marketplace for old furniture I could pull mouldings from and took inspiration from upcycle websites and the Frenchic Fan Forum."
Elizabeth's first big bargain was the bed frame, bought on Facebook Marketplace for £100, reports the Liverpool Echo.
She spent a week cleaning the bed completely, before sanding it down, priming it and applying three coats of Frenchic paint in the shade Blackjack.
She added: "Finally, I gave the bed a spray over with silver glitter sheen spray and several coats of clear varnish.
"Once the wood work was finished I had to reupholster the bed head in pure velvet using a staple gun. I watched lots of video tutorials on Youtube to get ideas and finished the whole thing with a beaded trim to hide the fact I'm not a master craftsperson! I also added some more roses to soften the overall look.
"The bed had been a cherished piece of furniture previously and I was nervous about such an extreme change especially as the seller had asked to see the finished piece. Luckily she thought it looked fantastic and was thrilled it had gone to someone who would love it."
Soon Elizabeth was able to move onto her next project - the wardrobe.
Elizabeth said: "Originally a Facebook Marketplace find, it got a new lease of life with some wallpaper panels and upholstery pins to give it some character. I then added the skulls, which were only £8 for the lot. They're for decorating your car!
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"The door handles are meant to be door knockers but Lily's nickname is 'little dragon' so they were perfect for her.
"Almost everything I bought came from Amazon or eBay as I had to shield for almost the entire last year.
"My children have been amazing and shielded with me without question, not once moaning about being indoors. Their amazing behaviour, effort with online learning and the way they have protected me fiercely made their new rooms completely deserved.
"We managed to transform the whole room in about 10 days, including paint and new carpets. I was determined that when the children arrived at the new house they would have as much of their dreams in place as we could manage.
"Overall the bed was £100, I only paid £20 for the wardrobe and the craft supplies cost £85 so that's just over £200 in total. I saw an upholstered Gothic bed online selling for £1,900 so it's possible I've saved over £2,000 overall."