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Mommy Savvy shows off the gorgeous DIY bedroom paneling she made for just £6 in wood for DUMP

PANELING is very popular these days, but if you don’t have a big budget to get a professional to do it for you, don’t worry.

Joanne McCabe, 45, a mother of three from Swansea, loves trending wood paneling, but can’t afford it.

If you want to upgrade your bedroom, here's how you can make your own paneling for a fraction of the cost.

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If you want to upgrade your bedroom, here’s how you can make your own paneling for a fraction of the cost.Credit: latest transaction

However, when she was given a pile of wood by a neighbor that would have been tipped, she knew she had to create the wooden look she loved in her own bedroom.

Joanne already has paint, sander, wood filler and a hand saw in her warehouse, so all she needs to buy are two tubes of No NailsGlue for a total of £5.98.

Joanne told LatestDeals.co.uk: “I came up with the idea because as a single parent, money can be tight and I’ve always loved wood paneling but never had the money to buy wood.

“Last year, a neighbor across the street gave me some wood, he was about to tip and asked if I wanted to.

“It was sitting in my garden for months and I thought ‘why not give it a try? If it didn’t work, I didn’t waste my money! ‘

“All I have is a sander, wood filler and hand saw, and the paint is a paint mix from my shed, so all I had to buy were two tubes of No NailsGlue for a total of £5. ,98”

Joanne revealed that she didn’t have a specific design in mind when she started making the cladding, but worked around one of her wall sockets.

She continued: “I didn’t intend to design it so I made it around my wall socket so there wouldn’t be any minor cuts.

“The first thing I did was measure the middle of my wall and lean a long piece of wood against the wall.

“Then I took more wood and started leaning it against the wall.

“This meant I could figure out my design before I made any cuts, so once I figured out where I wanted the wood to go, I glued the wood to the wall.

“I did the bottom first, then the sides, then the top so it looked like a giant square.

The single mother couldn't afford wood so she was emotional when her neighbor gave her the piece of wood that was used for pouring.

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The single mother couldn’t afford wood so she was emotional when her neighbor gave her the piece of wood that was used for pouring.Credit: latest transaction
Joanne doesn't like sanding wood because it takes a lot of time

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Joanne doesn’t like sanding wood because it takes a lot of timeCredit: latest transaction

“Then I glued my middle long sections to the wall and from there I worked out what size I wanted my square to be.

“In the middle sections, I chose two smaller squares and one larger square that differs only slightly because in most of the tiles I have seen, all the squares are the same size.”

Joanne revealed that making her own dashboard took more time than initially thought.

She added: “The only thing I don’t like is sanding the wood bit by bit to make it smooth, because it takes time, not like going to the store to buy a completely smooth MDF!

“I glued all the wood to the wall with No Nails glue, then used wood filler for the joints, then sanded it again.

“Then I took some really bold navy paint from my inventory and mixed it with white glitter to give me a lighter color because I didn’t want to spend money on paint.

“It only took two coats of paint to cover the wood and walls.

“I figured out what to do because just by looking at the dashboard you can get the gist of what you need to do.

Joanne didn't want to spend money on paint, so she mixed some white glitter with the navy paint she had in her warehouse.

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Joanne didn’t want to spend money on paint, so she mixed some white glitter with the navy paint she had in her warehouse.Credit: latest transaction

“My attitude is ‘if it didn’t work I wouldn’t have wasted a dime’, that’s why I don’t mind doing such a big project.

“After tiling, I cover the floor.

“I didn’t have money for a carpet so I sanded the floor myself and bought two cans of white chalk and a tub of wax – so my floor costs £28!”

Joanne is so excited about her DIY wall job and can’t believe how much money she was able to save.

She explained, “I’m really proud of myself for taking on such a big project and achieving the look I wanted.

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“I love getting into my bedroom right now – it feels really cozy and luxurious and the best part is it’s under £6.

“Something like this usually costs hundreds, well beyond my budget.

“I said if anyone is thinking of giving, go for it!

“If I can do it without wood grafting skills, I’m sure there are other people who can achieve the same results.

“I still have a lot of wood left over so I’m thinking of making my living room next!”

Joanne is delighted with her plank and is extremely pleased with the money saved

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Joanne is delighted with her plank and is extremely pleased with the money savedCredit: latest transaction

Meanwhile, DIY fan shares how easily she turned her old kitchen top into ‘marble’ and it saved her thousands.

Also, I was quoted £4K to fix my bathroom but did it myself using bargains from Amazon and saved thousands.

As well as this, I drew on my wall with a pen two years ago to save hundreds of murals, people are always amazed at how it looks now.

I turned my tattered sofa into a trendy cloud for just £36 – it should have cost £20k

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4500905/savvy-mum-stunning-diy-bedroom-panelling/ Mommy Savvy shows off the gorgeous DIY bedroom paneling she made for just £6 in wood for DUMP

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