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Nichola Mullen-King said she believed her husband Carl, 34, was joking when he initially proposed the hilarious idea after their son Max had a change of heart about his Elf On A Shelf returning for the festive season.
After putting their little one to bed, the 36-year-old admitted she couldn't believe her eyes when she walked downstairs to find wrapping paper everywhere, with Carl having started on the feat, and decided to join in.
Two hours and six rolls of paper later, the pair, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, transformed their kitchen with the help of the festive paper, covering the cabinets, chopping board, utensils and even fruit.
The mother-of-one said: "Max didn't want the elf to return this year as he believes the elf gets him into trouble with Santa.
"But he had a last-minute change of heart on Saturday which prompted Carl to think outside of the box on the spot.
"I assumed Carl was joking when he said let's wrap the whole kitchen. But after reading Max a book and putting him to bed, he had started and asked me for a hand," she continued.
"I couldn't stop laughing but we were both panicking in case the noise would wake Max up and I joked a divorce was on the cards if he continued to tell me to 'shh'."
And the hilarity continued the following morning when their son Max came downstairs to find the kitchen covered in the festive wrapping paper and asked, "why do I always get the naughty Elf?"
"Max's reaction in the morning was brilliant - he couldn't believe it!" she shared. "He was absolutely flabbergasted and said, 'why do I always get the naughty Elf?'"
Nichola shared the photos to Facebook earlier this week and it seems to be a hit with over 45k shares and 25k comments.
The civil servant has since unwrapped the kitchen, which she admitted took her 40 minutes.
Thinking about the festive season ahead, Nichola said she will reuse the paper for Christmas presents.
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