An enthusiastic dad has revealed how he created an incredible treehouse-themed bed for his son using bargain materials after being quoted an eye-watering £800.
Steven and Kayleigh’s little boy requested a jungle-themed bedroom, but after being quoted hundreds by professionals, they decided to take matters into their own hands.
And it’s paid off – with the couple managing to knock £600 off the completion cost.
Kayliegh designed the structure, while her partner got to work on building the bed – which has been described as “amazing” by hundreds of people online.
The pair managed to make their son’s dream come to life for a fraction of the cost, adding he was “over the moon” with his new bed.
The treehouse themed design comes complete with a balcony, skylight and sensor lights – which even has handy storage at the bottom.
Faux foliage was draped around the frame for the finishing touch, and Kayleigh says the only thing that’s left is glow in the dark stars for the ceiling.
She shared her jungle masterpiece on Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK, saying: “In the jungle the mighty jungle the Lion sleeps tonight.
“My Husband Steven Hardy recent DIY project,” Kayleigh revealed.
“Our son asked if he could have a treehouse bed.
“We didn’t fancy spending £800+ on one so I designed this one and my husband made it.
“Created for less than a quarter of what we would have paid had we have bought from an online store.
“Our son is over the moon with his new bed. Complete with balcony, sensor lights and sky light.
“I’m still waiting on his glow in the dark stars for the ceiling.
“The doorway was designed so we can fit in to change the bedding and the safety net can be removed from the side to allow us to remove the mattress if we need too.”
Steven’s DIY skills have since received huge praise online – with fellow group members describing is as “cute” and “amazing”.
One even suggested he should consider a career change: “Looks awesome!. Does hubby do this for a living if not he should have a career change.”
Another fan said: “Absolutely love this!! What a lucky boy.”
Someone else wrote: “How cute is this with the little skylight!”
A third thought: “This is amazing, I wouldn’t want to try and change the bedding though.”
This person raved: “How cute is this with the little skylight!”