A savvy mom with two children shared how she transformed her outdoor space using second-hand purchases from B&M and Wilko.
Amy Mycock, 29, of Stoke-on-Trent, says there was a trampoline in her backyard that her daughters rarely used, so when she asked them if they preferred a Lay-Z-Spa, they jumped at the chance.
“I measured the surface after the trampoline was gone and asked my father to order the wood from a local wooden place” said Amy, speaking to the money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk.
“The total for wood and screws was £ 140. Once the frame was built and put in place, it didn’t take long to put on the top boards.
Amy Mycock, 29, of Stoke-on-Trent, transformed her outdoor space with bargains from B & amp; M and Wilko. In the photo, on the left, before the transformation. The discerning owner bought paint from Wilko for £ 7 and solar lights from B & amp; M costing £ 4 a box (right, the end result)
Mum of two (photo) says she has a trampoline in her garden that her daughters use very rarely, so when she asked them if they preferred a Lay-Z-Spa, they jumped at the chance
“The paint I used was from Wilko and was £ 7, and the solar lights were from B&M and cost £ 4 a box – I bought 3 boxes.
“The solar lantern was from B&M and was £ 20, the Lay-Z-Spa was £ 250 from B&M, and my egg chair was £ 150 from B&M but I bought it last year. I queued in store following the rules of social distancing. ‘
“The whole project cost £ 429 in total, without the egg chair. “
Amy, a nursing assistant in a nursing home, is thrilled with how the project turned out and highly recommends a DIY challenge during the lockout.
Amy says the project (photo above) helped her get through the lockout because she likes to pot in the garden and put her own stamp on things
The smart homeowner says that the DIY project (photo above) has kept her busy because her two daughters have been living with her parents for more than a month because she is a key worker in a nursing home.
Amy is thrilled with how excited her garden is now to show her plans to her daughters. In the photo, after the transformation
The thrifty mother (photo) explained how much the project had cost her in total £ 429 – not counting the egg chair
“This project helped me get through the lockdown because I like to pot in the garden and put my own mark on things,” she said. “The image I had in my mind for my garden came to life and I am so happy about it.
“It also kept me busy because my two daughters have been living with my mother and father for just over a month because I am a key worker in a nursing home.
“We have the virus there, so I couldn’t risk bringing them anything, so for their safety, they have stayed elsewhere for the time being.” So I’m always trying to find things to do to keep my mind occupied.
“Ordering the wood was pretty easy – I had to call the place, you tell them what you want them to pick it up and they call you with a collection time slot.
“Overall, I’m so happy with my lockdown project, my garden is so comfortable now, and I can’t wait for my daughters to be home so they can enjoy it with me!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: “With the good weather we have enjoyed in the UK and the lock-in rules in place, those of us fortunate to have outdoor space make the most of it.
“If you are keen on a locking project, grab a sheet from Amy’s book – simple additions like solar lights add comfort and elegance to any patio!” “
Amy bought several items from B&M – including her Lay-Z-Spa which was £ 250 and the egg chair £ 150. In the photo, Amy’s impressive new outdoor space