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Woman Makes Insane Betty Boop Diner In Her House

Woman Makes Insane Betty Boop Diner In Her House

Tracy Campbell, 47, had been collecting Betty Boop merchandise for a while when she decided she would take her obsession to the next level.

Opting to turn a room in her house into an American diner, she got to work decorating the small room from scratch, until it looked like had been plucked straight out of a 60s movie.

Seriously, it's like stepping into a time machine!

Speaking to Tyla, Tracy said: "I have collected Betty Boops for a while now and have always wanted an American diner. We decided to give it a go... "

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Fortunately, Tracy and her partner had managed to snag diner booth chairs second hand ahead of the DIY mission - but they looked as good as new.

The diner looks good straight out of a movie (Credit: Tracy Campbell)
The diner looks good straight out of a movie (Credit: Tracy Campbell)

They'd accumulated the rest of their decor on Ebay, Amazon and various other selling sites, and had also been gifted items for Christmas and birthdays over the years.

At first, Tracy and her partner were worried that, at seven foot by ten foot, the room might be too small to decorate.

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They were concerned about it "looking cramped and messy," given the amount of memorabilia they had.

The walls were decked with memorabilia (Credit: Tracy Campbell)
The walls were decked with memorabilia (Credit: Tracy Campbell)

But, determined to plough on anyway, they got to work constructing the diner in the space they had - and were actually pretty thrilled with how it turned out!

"It took a long time to collect all the things we needed to decorate it, still adding bits when we finished initial decorating," Tracy explained.

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The whole project cost the couple in the region of £3,000, and took a lot of grafting from them both before it was perfect.

Tracy placed her Betty statue inside the room too (Credit: Tracy Campbell)
Tracy placed her Betty statue inside the room too (Credit: Tracy Campbell)

"[We] love this room," Tracey said, discussing the finished product. "It's cosy and definitely my favourite room in the house!"

While you'd be hard pushed to be as much of a Betty Boop fan as Tracey, you can certainly start building your collection, too, if you want to replicate her design.

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We did some digging and found some 'merch to get you going on a diner of your own.

The walls are absolutely kitted out with fun art (Credit: Tracy Campbell)
The walls are absolutely kitted out with fun art (Credit: Tracy Campbell)

If you've got the cash to splurge, why not buy some diner tables and chairs of your own? We found this stunning blue set on Amazon, as well as a slightly cheaper set here, if you're not lucky enough to snag one first hand.

There's some great black and white vinyl flooring on there, too, and while you're at it you can top up on wall hangings (the more the better).

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This salt and pepper shaker is an absolute must for any Betty obsessive, too.

And as for the rest? We'll leave it up to you.

After all, half the fun is collecting all the bits and bobs yourself...Enjoy!

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Featured Image Credit: Tracy Campbell

Topics: Home, Home Decor, DIY, Style

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]