AFTER actuality quoted £8k to transform her kitchen, this mum took things in her own hands.
Determined to accept accept the kitchen of her dreams she acclimated her DIY abilities to actualize it for a atom of the price.
Stephanie McCormick, 33, got to assignment transforming her arid and arid kitchen in a bid to save some cash.
The adeptness saver created her dream kitchen application chiffonier handles from Amazon and chichi accessories from Dunelm and The Range, as able-bodied as Frenchic paint.
Overall, the transformation alone amount the mum-of-two £350, which was aloof a atom of the whopping £8k she was ahead activity to accept to angle out.
Stephanie aggregate on the Facebook group DIY On A Account UK: “We fabricated the bound assimilate the acreage ladder in October 2021 aback we purchased a three-bedroom alone bungalow in the rural apple of Clovenfords in the Scottish Borders.
“While the abode was in a acceptable accompaniment of repair, it bare bringing up to date and a bit of our own appearance splashed assimilate it!
“The kitchen in accurate was your archetypal 15-year-old, ablaze beech coat look.
“But it was in abundant action and the tiny pot of accumulation we had larboard over afterwards purchasing the abode actually wouldn’t amplitude to the bags we had been quoted for a re-fit.
The DIY whizz acclimated Frenchic acrylic on the coat units, she said: “I’ll accept I was anxious about the constancy of the accomplishment on coat and in such a high-use area.
“We accept two adolescent kids, two ample dogs and three kids so the units do booty a battering.
“Nevertheless, the atrocity of the kitchen couldn’t be fabricated any worse so I had annihilation to lose!
“We debated continued and adamantine whether we should go for such a aphotic colour, but eventually absitively that we would brighten it with ablaze white walls, tiles and the blind.
Wanting to go for a added “industrial chic” style, Stephanie acclimated T-bar handles from Amazon and accessories was a accustomed best for me.
Stephine started by removing all of the buffet doors, advising that calculation them was a abundant way to accomplish abiding they all go aback in the aforementioned place.
“I purchased lots of abaft plants and contemporary succulents from Dunelm, The Ambit and IKEA, and some geometric bank planters to accessorise.
“We absitively not to change the attic tiles as the account didn’t acquiesce for it, the blah adhesive ties in accurately though.
“We did change the sockets and downlighters for added avant-garde atramentous nickel ones which has accustomed a admirable aerial end accomplishment too from Screwfix.
“The kettle, toaster, mug timberline and kitchen cycle pole are from the Tower Cavalletto range. The are the absolute adumbration of blah with chestnut accents.
“The accomplished action took about two weeks, amid alive and parenting.
“The acrylic takes three weeks to cure so we approved to amusement it acclaim in that time.
“Six months after and no chips or scratches! I can’t accept it! It’s altogether scrubbable with balmy bubbling baptize too.
“We are actually captivated with the all-embracing attending and all on a account of about £350.
“The slate blah kitchen that we originally admired was over £8,000 for the cardinal of units we had, and that was the cheaper end of the scale.
“We are actually captivated to accept fabricated such a extenuative and additionally to accept adored a altogether acceptable kitchen from landfill.
“The money we’ve adored agency we accept abundant to redecorate the blow of the abode now!”