Woman transforms drab and dated kitchen into a chic new space in just a few hours – and it only cost her £20

Woman transforms drab and dated kitchen into a chic new space in just a few hours – and it only cost her £20


A WOMAN has revealed how she managed to totally transform the look of her kitchen, all for just £20.

Jessica Treece, 25, from Hull, used her best DIY skills and just £20 of paint to to change her kitchen from a tired area with wooden cabinets to a sleek modern space.

Jessica told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I came up with the idea quite a while ago, as a friend of my Mum’s said it would be a cheap, easy way to make a huge difference to my kitchen.

"I put it off for a while worrying about if it would look good or if I would ruin the kitchen, but I eventually went to B&Q one afternoon and saw the paint and thought ‘right, I’m just going to give it a go and do my best!’

"All I did was give my kitchen units a really good wipe with some spray and a cloth and let it dry.

“I also took off all of the door handles, then painted straight on without any sanding or priming. I only painted the outsides of the units as I didn’t see the point of painting all the bits that aren’t seen!

"I just used cheap paint brushes from B&Q. I almost did it with a roller but I was scared that a roller would leave small bump type marks in the finish and would also spray the paint across my ceiling and kitchen.

"I did one coat of paint in about three to four hours being careful, then left it overnight before doing the second coat.”

Jessica is delighted by how affordable her kitchen renovation turned out to be, and is over the moon with the finished look. She even used her painting skills to transform her bedroom furniture too.

"As I only used half of the tin of paint it cost me £20 in total!” she adds.

"I’m so glad I decided to do it, as my kitchen was really starting to look old and tired, but now I’m quite happy to keep it as it is for a good few more years.

"I also replaced a couple of other bits in my kitchen such as a new silver kettle and toaster so they’re also lighter and look nice.

"The whole reason for doing it was to brighten up the kitchen really as the window in there isn’t huge.

"My tips for someone else doing it would be to make sure after every cabinet you paint, go back to it two minutes later to catch any drips in the paint so it doesn’t dry like that!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “If you love watching home renovation programmes and scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration, you’ve probably come across some stunning kitchens that cost thousands of pounds.

"But Jessica’s beautiful kitchen is proof that you only need £20 of paint and a few hours of hard work to make your kitchen unrecognisable!"

In other DIY news, a single mum transformed her entire dingy council house for just £50 using B&M bargains.

Plus we shared how a DIY-whizz transforms bland home into a shabby-chic wonderland & saves £3K by painting charity shop furniture.

And an interior design expert has revealed the simple tips you can make to transform your home. 

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