Stacey Solomon gives £60 mud kitchen for Rex incredible personalised makeover to save money

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Stacey Solomon isn't against saving the coins even though she's rumoured to be worth more than a million.

The Loose Women star, who is thought to be launching her own "tap to tidy" empire, shared how she gave a mud kitchen a makeover for her son Rex, one, instead of splashing the cash on a personalised version.

Explaining that it can be quite expensive to pay for a custom version she'd snapped up the £59 children's toy from eBay and took on the challenge of doing it herself.

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Sharing a picture of Rex sat at the miniature kitchen emblazoned with his name, Stacey explained in the caption what she'd done in the up-cycle process.

"Cooking up a storm. I just had to post this picture, it melts my heart… we are still all sitting in the garden enjoying watching Rex play with his little mud kitchen. I’m so proud of it…

"I know I only painted it, added a few Fejkas and stuck bits to it and it’s not perfect but I really do love it… It just makes me feel like I was a part of creating something special, that the boys will really enjoy."

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She continued: "Plus I saved loads by doing it that way which also brings me joy. I have managed to do absolutely nothing else today, if I’m honest, I can’t remember if I even brushed my teeth but I’m just so glad I finally took this out of the box and put it up because watching all of the boys playing with it now is the best feeling in the world.."

Stacey had taken to her Instagram Stories to share where she bought the mud kitchen from explaining that she had actually bought it months ago.

"I am so embarrassed to say that I have just left it in the box… Mud kitchens are so cute, so I bought a cheap one that was really plain so I'm going to try and paint it and make it look good."

The mum of three admitted it took her longer than she expected to screw all the pieces together before she was able to start painting it.

She chose leftover blue paint from when she gave her "beach room" in her home a makeover, she also added some of her beloved Ikea fake plants to the top and some measuring cups from the kitchen.

To finish off the masterpiece Stacey had asked her sister Jemma, who makes labels, to print off one that said "Rex's Mud Kitchen".

Stacey said she "loved it so much" but confessed that she hadn't done a "perfect" job on the paint but was hoping to tidy up some of the paint with nail varnish remover.

She later added that she'd received tons of messages asking where the mud was after giving Rex dried pasta and stones to play with, pointing out that her garden had fake grass so "mud was hard to come by".

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The former X Factor star followed in the footsteps of her BFF Mrs Hinch who had also got her one year old son Ronnie a mud kitchen earlier this year.

However, the millionaire book author opted for a bespoke version for her son which cost around £175 from family run business Lovely Little Mud Kitchens.

Instead of mud, Mrs Hinch used blended Cheerios cereal for Ronnie to play with and said she would add mud as he got older.

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