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​Family Create Princess Cottage Bedroom For Daughter For £20

​Family Create Princess Cottage Bedroom For Daughter For £20

During lockdown we've discovered many cute stories of families getting together to make their little ones dreams come true - and this one is no exception.

One three-year-old child can now live out her best princess life with her own pink princess cottage bed, for a fraction of the price of one on the high street.

The cute bed, made for three-year-old Eliza by her family, cost just £20 in materials. Normally retailing at around the £800 mark, it's quite the saving.

Eliza got her dream princess bed for just £20 (Credit: Caters News Agency)
Eliza got her dream princess bed for just £20 (Credit: Caters News Agency)
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The bed was made from scratch by Eliza's grandfather Richard, who had made a similar one for his own daughter, Eliza's mum Hollie Websdale, when she was a child. This gave the family the inspiration to make an updated version for Eliza when she needed a new bed.

Mum Hollie wanted to update Eliza's standard single bed but didn't want to splash out on a full price one. Instead, she turned to her own dad, and together the father and daughter duo turned their hand at making one for Eliza.

It took the crafty pair just two weeks to build and most of the materials they used were recycled.

"In total the only thing we spent was £20 on one sheet of wood from B&Q which is the front part of her house," said Hollie.

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"Screws and fixings we already had, wood was salvaged from an old broken high sleeper bed and her cot bed. We even used a broken stair gate we had to create spindles for the stairs!"

Eliza's princess bed, which is painted in pink and white, includes a sitting area downstairs, complete with sofa built from Eliza's old cot, a play kitchen and small TV on the wall.

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A set of stairs to the side of the tiny house double as drawers and lead to the upper floor, which contains Eliza's balcony bed, with canopy cover and a white wooden banister around it.

A pink front door and white windows, decked out with pink floral curtains, finish the project in exquisite detail.

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Hollie says that Eliza now spends most of the time in her bedroom.

Hollie now spends most of her time in her room (Credit: Caters News Agency)
Hollie now spends most of her time in her room (Credit: Caters News Agency)

She added: "My little girl had a normal single bed and I wanted to get a similar style bed like I had whilst she was still little and could have something fun.

"The beds I could see were nothing at all like what Eliza has now, they were a lot smaller in height with no detail such as the windows and doors etc.

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"I just wanted a little house underneath like I had. I wanted it to be girly for her so I decided to paint it pink with white detail.

"She spends most of her time in there now playing with her Paw Patrol figures which she is obsessed with! She calls it her little living room and she's so excited to play in it with all her friends."

Amazing! We can't pretend we're not a little jealous of Eliza's bed.

Now, do they make adult versions of these? Asking for a friend.

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Aneira Davies

Aneira Davies is a freelance lifestyle journalist with a particular interest in interiors and craft. She has written for the Evening Standard, Prima, House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping.