Woman saves £600 by painting her Aldi bed frame to copy designer one from Made.com

KITTING out your bedroom in the latest on-trend furniture can be costly, so we're all for nifty hacks that make sure you save on your spending without costing you style.

And that's exactly what DIY fan and Instagram coach Vaida Cegle did when she upcycled her budget-friendly bed from Aldi and gave it a high-end makeover.

Inspired by a chic rattan bed she came across on Made.com for £749 – which now appears to be sold out online – Vaida hunted down a similar frame from Aldi at just a fraction of the cost for £149.99 – saving her a huge £600.

Using a tin of black paint, she transformed her cheap bed frame and shared the process via her her home account on Instagram (@homebyvaida).

First she sanded down the edges of the panelled frame and then applied frog tape, before covering with paint.

Vaida used a tin of Leyland black paint from B&Q that she snapped up for £10 and painted over all edges of her bed frame, leaving the rattan detailing as it is.


The finished look was almost identical to the designer bed from Made.com, but didn't break the bank as it cost around £160 in total for the frame and the paint.

Her followers were left impressed, with one person commented: "This looks so good now."

Another said: "Wow, you've made this look so good," while one more gushed: "This looks amazing."




Vaida, who is known for sharing her upcycling tricks and tips on social media. wasn't short of praise for her how-to video, as one more fan called it an "amazing dupe".

"Great and easy up-styling you are the queen," said another, while one person posted: "What an amazing idea!! I want one."

Some were keen to try out the budget trick for themselves, with one person inspired to tackle their rattan wardrobes.

"So good. We have the wardrobe," they revealed. "I might have to get the paint out this afternoon."

Check out Vaida's bathroom transformation for less than £100 using bargain peel and stick tiles and budget online buys.

Plus, one DIY fanatic completely transforms three-bedroom house in three weeks and on the cheap thanks to Dunelm and Ikea bargains.

And one thrifty mum transforms her garden furniture for just £17 to create stunning boho escape.

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