Mum quoted £4k for bathroom renovation does DIY job for £45 using Amazon buys
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Renovating your home is a great way to make you feel happier and more at ease.
Especially, when you’ve spent six months cooped up inside.
If your bathroom is looking outdated you may want to give it a new look.
But, when browsing online the prices can seem shockingly expensive.
That’s what happened to one mum who managed to revamp her bathroom for a fraction of the cost she was quoted.
Samantha Daley, 35, a mum-of-one from Huddersfield, was quoted an eye-watering £4,000 to re-do her bathroom.
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So, she decided to roll up her sleeves and give it the old DIY -try.
Samantha transformed the space using budget buys like Fablon, frenetic paint and grout pen.
In total, the savvy mum, who works at a sixth form college, spent just £45 achieving her dream finish.
Samantha shares her home transformations on Instagram, @ @the_half_finished_house.
She told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : “I love to do DIY.
"We bought a do-er upper at the end of 2016 and I have been working on the house since we moved in.
“We were quoted £4,000 for a full refit [of the bathroom] so that's when I decided to make it over – and discovering Frenchic was the push I needed!
"I bought the paint, grout pen and Fablon online, and I already had the basic tools from my other projects to do the job.
“It was about three days work in total.”
Samantha bought the Fablon for £8.99 a roll and the handles for £10.99 for five from Amazon.
The grout pen was £3.99 from Amazon too – and the paint was from a local Frenchic supplier for £6.95 per 150ml.
Samantha added: “I watched YouTube tutorials to work out how to apply the Fablon.
“I started off with marble Fablon but it didn't work so I changed it to the terrazzo style instead.
"All in – other than the faffy trinkets! – it cost about £45, so it was a complete bargain!
“I then accessorised. The plant pot with the face was from Amazon, the big plant was from a local garden centre, and the pot was from IKEA.”
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The mum bought the photo and frame from Iamfy, her favourite online interiors shop.
Her vases and candlesticks were from IKEA, while the mat came from Mexico.
The DIY-fan already owned her houseplants.
Samantha is thrilled with the results – and is chuffed that she's saved thousands in the process.
She said: "My top tips for people hoping to do similar is to join Facebook groups, Instagram and Pinterest so you can gain inspiration and tips from people who have undertaken similar projects!
"Another tip is don't be afraid to experiment and don't worry if you don't make the right call the first time round.
“It's easy to change direction, and if you're DIY-ing it, changing your mind needn't be costly!”
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