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Couple Create Dolls House Bunk Bed With Secret Hiding Space For Their Daughter

Couple Create Dolls House Bunk Bed With Secret Hiding Space For Their Daughter

A creative couple have created a magical bed for their daughter - and it's straight out of a fairy story.

Heather and Mark Hollis, from Irvine, Scotland, trawled Pinterest for inspiration while making a beautiful new bed for their five-year-old daughter Isabella.

The fairytale bed looks just like a doll's house and is complete with a play area up top, secret hiding places and glow in the dark paint details.

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The total cost? A bargain £100.

The couple used spare wood and a bed frame they already owned to create the doll's house design (Credit: Caters)
The couple used spare wood and a bed frame they already owned to create the doll's house design (Credit: Caters)

The parents of six say they have been wanting to make it for a long time but never had the time - and it took Mark, a stay at home dad, 13 weeks to complete the project.

There's a secret pink-themed play area up top (Credit: Caters)
There's a secret pink-themed play area up top (Credit: Caters)
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Heather, an early years practitioner said: "I had a lot of ideas from Pinterest, I was the 'brains' behind it but Mark built it.

"We wanted to do one for ages and we never had time to do it- the lockdown was the perfect timing for it."

Just look at these cute window box details! (Credit: Caters)
Just look at these cute window box details! (Credit: Caters)

Luckily, the thrifty mum already had the bed and some leftover wood from other projects, which they used to create the new frame.

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"It was really hard finding things because everywhere was shut," she said.

"People gave us some ply mdf and we managed to build most of it.

...there are floral glow in the dark details too (Credit: Caters)
...there are floral glow in the dark details too (Credit: Caters)

"We had most of the stuff so it cost us about £100- the most extravagant bit is the roof that cost us £50."

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She continued: "We wanted to make sure to have storage so we used the base of an old bed we were going to throw away, to make the drawers.

"She absolutely loved it, she enjoyed seeing every part of the process.

The final bed is seriously magical and cost just £100 (Credit: Caters)
The final bed is seriously magical and cost just £100 (Credit: Caters)

"We all spend our time there, we all go and like to look at it," she added.

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Wow! We reckon Isabella is going to be the envy of all her friends.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Mum, Kids, Home, Family, Life, Interiors

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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