Katie Blackbourn is a 30-year-old woman, from Essex, UK that proved us that DIYs don't have to be very hard or expensive! In fact, she realized a stunning mermaid wall for less than $25!
The woman posted on the Facebook group " Extreme Couponing And Bargains UK" that she'd created the look with some bright paint, free wallpaper samples and wallpaper paste from her local hardware store.
"I went to B&M to look for paint and bought Dulux Feature Wall in Proud Peacock for £14.99. I didn't buy a tester so hoped for the best that it would look as good on the wall as it did on the tin!" said Blackbourn.
"From there I had no idea what to do next, I just knew I wanted some sparkle. I got some wallpaper samples from B&M and B&Q and took them home to look at with the paint."
"I genuinely couldn't decide on one I liked the most so I decided to cut a few bits and place them together. I love collage and mixed media so I was in my creative element. I tried a few different things and the scales just seemed to click!"
"I used Solvite Wallpaper paste from B&M at £1.99 and began to arrange the scales on the wall," she said. "I stopped at the point I decided was enough and added a little mirror in from Poundland because I like the idea it broke up the pattern."
She finished the look by matching the wall with a beautiful mermaid comforter.
If you want to recreate the look, simply watch her video below!
What do you think of the final result?
Source: Tyla · Photo Credit: Facebook - Katie Blackbourn