I split my two sons’ bedroom by building a partition wall for just £100
A savvy mother has gone viral after she split her sons’ room in two, giving them their own space for just £100.
Carly Christine, from Brighton, took to her TikTok @carlychristinex to show how she built a partition wall between her two sons’ beds using just MDF.
Fans were left shocked by how good the final result turned out with some claiming it made the room look even bigger.
Sharing pictures of the room before and after her transformation, she said: ‘So this is what the boys’ room looked like before when they were a bit younger.
‘Then they didn’t want to watch the same TV programme or play the same computer as they got a bit older, wanted a bit more of their own space.
‘So I got all the wardrobes and chest of drawers down the left-hand side. This is my George’s side… and this is my Ronny’s side. And it cost me maximum £100 to build it.’
The 30 second clip racked up 1.3 million views, 43,000 likes and over 700 comments.
The video revealed the boys now have their own TVs hanging on their own sides of the room which was divided by an MDF wall.
In another clip titled ‘part 2’, Carly explained that the most important part was getting the prep done to make sure there were holes in the wall for the TV wires.
She said: ‘When I put the last bit of board on I had to do so many things to try and get it level to try and get it straight.
‘I also used some clamps to hold it in place while the glue went off because I didn’t want loads of screw holes everywhere.’
She went onto explain that she used black pieces of wood at either side as a partition to keep the MDF wall secure.
Carly Christine, from Brighton, went viral after she split her sons’ room in two, giving them their own space for just £100
The video revealed the boys now have their own TVs hanging on their own sides of the room which was divided by an MDF wall
She added: ‘I tried every other way to do the room but any other way, apart from the way that I’ve done it, they would have no floor space, or wouldn’t be able to have a wardrobe either.
‘I was lucky enough that both the single beds fit like that, and it was tight. I went on to the Wickes website and looked at the size of MDF sheets they had already, so I didn’t have to do more cuts.
‘Measured it out, and basically there would be enough room to get through and stuff like that.’
Alongside a picture of a wooden frame built in the centre of the room, she added: ‘This is the frame I built to the exact same size as the MDF sheet.
Before: The mother shared a before picture of her sons’ bedroom at the beginning of the TikTok video
Before: The boys beds were side by side facing the same direction before their mum built a partition for them
Beside each of their beds was a small table and an IKEA Kallax unit to give them some extra storage
‘Then I started to put other pieces of wood in, fixed with No More Nails and screws….to give it that support. I don’t claim to be perfect or a professional, I was totally winging this the whole way through.’
After securing the structure to the wall, Carly painted it and fitted their TVs on either side.
Beside each of their beds was a small table and an IKEA Kallax unit to give them some extra storage.
Many rushed to the comments to leave their thoughts with many praising her handy work.
One person wrote: ‘It looks so smart, I bet they both love it.’ To which Carly replied: ‘Ideally they would love there own, but they know that can’t happen, so there happy with what they have got xx. Thank you xx’
Many rushed to the comments to leave their thoughts with many praising the mother’s handy work
Another wrote: ‘Brilliant.. did they argue who gets the window.’ To which Carly replied: ‘No because they are actually what side there beds were originally and they were happy to have a bit of there own spaces x’
While another said: ‘Omg this is amazing I’m going to do this.’
Some people even suggested it made the room look a lot bigger than it is. One wrote: ‘Looks really good, made the room seem a lot bigger.’
Another said: ‘Looks great and very spacious x’ While another wrote: ‘That’s made room look a lot bigger.’