Leanne Ward spent aloof £200 to absolutely transform her addled and anachronous kitchen into a chichi amplitude she now loves to use – and she mostly acclimated acrylic to do the job
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A woman who absolutely adapted her addled and anachronous kitchen into her dream active amplitude spent aloof £200 on the absolute job – and mostly acclimated acrylic to do it.
Leanne Ward, 33, had capital to redecorate her kitchen from the moment she and her bedmate Ash confused into their Derbyshire home and had initially anticipation the allowance bare to be “ripped out” and rebuilt from scratch.
But afterwards spending eight months balked with how anachronous the kitchen looked, Leanne absitively to alpha attractive for budget-friendly means to modernise the allowance and concluded up painting over the cupboards and the tiles on the coffer instead of spending a affluence replacing them.
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Speaking to Joseph Joseph about her adeptness DIY skills, Leanne said: “When we confused in, the kitchen was the one breadth that I anticipation we were activity to accept to rip out and alpha absolutely from scratch.
“Our plan was to alive with it whilst we saved, again attending at removing the abutting coffer and authoritative a kitchen booth amplitude – I anticipate I lasted about eight months afore attractive at budget-friendly means to amend it.
“I took afflatus from Instagram and Pinterest originally, aloof focussing on the tiles and cupboards for a quick fix, and aback I could allow to buy added and aggregate added ideas, I again confused assimilate the asphalt trim, the worktops, attic etc.
“Even if you can allow to alone do a little bit at a time, baby changes can still accomplish a big difference.”
Leanne, who acquaint her home advance adventure on her @sixtysevenbelmont Instagram account, additionally acclimated acrylic to re-do the kitchen attic and said the job afraid her at aboriginal because she wasn’t abiding if the acrylic would last.
But 18 months on, the acrylic “hasn’t budged” and Leanne is added than blessed with her accomplished kitchen.
She added: “My favourite allotment of the kitchen has to either be the accessible shelving or the Terrazzo aftereffect floor, I anticipate both were basic genitalia of the architecture that has fabricated the kitchen feel added modern.
“The end kitchen assemblage had bottle doors originally with ancient advance trim, but by artlessly removing the buffet doors and painting the central atramentous it has created a added on-trend ‘open shelving’ breadth for me to affectation accessories and plants.
“The attic was the aftermost job I did, I was a little afraid about painting over the aboriginal tiles but knew it would accomplish all the aberration to the all-embracing feel of the kitchen. I saw a brace of bodies on Instagram who accept done agnate so absitively to booty the risk, it’s been done 18 months now and it hasn’t budged.”
Here’s how Leanne absolutely adapted her kitchen on a account of aloof £200:
And Leanne’s top tip for decorating your own amplitude would be to “just go for it” – as she insisted that it’s “only paint” and you can consistently acrylic over any mistakes or abolish them with sandpaper.
She said: “Just say ‘go for it’. At the end of the day, it’s alone paint. Some annual don’t consistently assignment (believe me I accept had a few disasters) but there isn’t abundant that can’t be corrective over or sanded back.
“Sometimes it can be alarming to accomplish desperate changes or there are limitations with rental backdrop etc, however, they are means to amend a amplitude that aren’t permanent. Artwork and bendable capacity are a abundant way to accompany colour and arrangement into a amplitude after commitment, additionally there are some abundant articles on the bazaar such as disposable wallpaper and vinyl.
“There are consistently means to actualize a blessed amplitude after breaking the bank.”
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