Woman Transforms Kitchen For Just £120 Using Paint And Vinyl
Kimberley Harney shared before and after photos of her kitchen on the DIY On A Budget UK Facebook group, explaining she spent just £120 on the project.
She wrote: "Kitchen DIY revamp! Cost about £120 including the kitchen worktop wrapping & our new toaster/kettle plus only took a day - feels like a new kitchen, love it so much."
Before, the room had a neutral but dated colour palette, with beige kitchen units, brown counter and tiled walls.
Harney decided to breathe new life into the space using a lick of paint and adhesive vinyl, while also splashing out on a couple of new appliances.
She painted the cupboards and drawers a sleek shade of teal, telling Facebookers she'd gone for GoodHome Walls & Ceilings Princeton Matt - using paint from the same brand to also freshen up the tiles on the wall, which are now white.
Harney also covered the brown counter tops with marble-effect vinyl, which she picked up at B&Q for £5 a roll.
Many people commented to praise Harney on her cheap but very cheerful upgrade, with one saying: "Looks fabulous! Looks like a new kitchen."
Referring to the paint job, another added: "This is amazing colour palette on point!"
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Recently, a man shared the results of a similar kitchen makeover, which saw him spend just £91.
Calum Butler, 23, had been quoted £900 to renovate the kitchen he shares with his partner, 22-year-old Alanah Lloyd.
But instead of forking out for the professionals, he decided to have a go himself, in turn managing to complete the transformation for a tenth of the price.
Butler, from Aberaeron, Wales, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I got quoted £900 from a local hand painter, but I decided against going with him because I did some research on the products that I would need and found that I could save myself £810 by doing it myself.
"We looked into replacing the kitchen cupboards but decided to try and paint them to save on cost.
"To start, I removed all of the handles from the cupboards. I then cleaned the cupboards using sugar soap and then buffed the cupboards using a sanding block to remove any grease left behind. I then used Zinsser 123 Bulls Eye Primer-Sealer as a base coat and left it to dry for one hour.
"I then used the Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell in the colour Shadow White and painted the first coat onto all the cupboards and plinths and left it to dry overnight. While these were drying I took the time to spray paint our cupboard handles with Colour It spray paint in Satin Black.
"The next day I painted the second coat onto the cupboards and plinths and left it to dry for the rest of the day. Once the cupboards were touch dry, which took about five hours, I reattached the handles.
"I used two pots of 750ml Farrow and Ball paint for £54, the Zinsser 123 Bulls Eye Primer-Sealer for £15.99, a foam roller for £5.99, a brush for £2.50, a sanding block pack of 10 for £2.99, and four cans of Colour It spray paint in satin black for £9.99. The total cost was £91.46."
Butler said he was 'over the moon' with the results, and that the room now feels like a new kitchen.
Featured Image Credit: Kimberley Harney/Facebook
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