DIY Couple Transform Dumping Ground Into Cosy Home Pub For Under £300
- Becky Sack, 27, and her partner Craig, were fed up of their home’s cluttered living room
- They transformed the space into a cosy rustic home pub
- Becky and Craig used bargain materials from B&Q and Wickes
If you don’t know how to get the clutter in your home under control, take note of this inspiring home makeover.
Becky Sack, a self-employed beautician and mum-of-one from Burton Latimer, was determined to get her house looking cracking for Christmas.
Becky, 27, and her partner Craig, 29 transformed their home’s dumping ground into a stunning snug using wood from Wickes and B&Q.
The pub, bar and dining room space looks unrecognisable compared to its former cluttered appearance - and best of all, it was transformed for under £300 thanks to the couple’s DIY skills.
Becky told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “Our house has a lovely dining room, but for most of this year it has been used as a sort of dumping ground as our renovations have been done room by room.
“It was used to store all of our tools and extra bits and bobs, most we had forgotten about!
"It's our last room to be renovated downstairs so that's given us the push to transform it as now it'll be enjoyed at Christmas time.
"The design for this room was based on a DIY corner bar we built in our old house, and moving to our new house has given us the opportunity to take the corner bar to a whole new level.
"We've always wanted to bring the outside in, using raw wood and outside colours. I'm a fond lover of everything autumn-related, so any kind of autumnal feel and I'm there.
"We purchased all of our materials from either Wickes or B&Q for this build.
"Our pallet wood wall was made out of various sizes of treated timber, cut to size and screwed upon a baton that is screwed onto the wall.
“Overall, the wood for this wall cost us £140, and I'm unsure whether to stain the wood or to keep its rustic feel to fit in with our theme.
"Our personalised cable drum dining table was such a great idea at the most perfect height and size - we just had to get one!
"Luckily, we were donated it by a family friend, so there was no additional cost.
"We since added holes into the floor of the drum for our chair legs to sit into perfectly, and sanded down and stained this with yacht varnish. We always receive compliments on our cable drum dining table!
'For our DIY wood bar, again, we used wood purchased from Wickes and this had cost around £75 to build as we had cut-offs from previous pallet wall wood to add flow to the room.
"It took my partner Craig two half days to build from scratch.
"We were about finished and took a few minutes to look at the work and realised something was missing. Of course! Mood lighting!
"We bought LED strip lights for £15 from B&M and voilà, perfection.
"We haven't quite finished yet, but we have made a good dent in the process so far. This was our last room downstairs to renovate, so we are looking forward to a well-earned rest before finishing our bathrooms upstairs!
"Overall, the room took approximately a week to paint, lay pre-bought flooring, paint and attach skirt boards, pallet wall and make a bar.
"The cost for this room has come in at just shy of £300 - not including the alcohol of course!"
Becky is delighted with the final look of her new dining area, and says she has saved hundreds by taking on the challenge herself.
“I’m unsure of how much a builder would have cost, but doing ourselves has probably saved us hundreds," she adds.
"The fact my partner can literally turn his hand to anything is an absolute godsend.
“We’ve been able to get exactly what we want, exactly how we want it and not had to hire anyone in to help! Amazing!
"I can't take all of the credit for this, my partner is the reason we have such beautiful rooms in our DIY house.
"I am blessed that he is an all-rounder and can turn his hand to pretty much anything!
"We are yet to add shelving and more rustic decor, but for now, we are happy that we have the room complete to this standard. This can now be a room to be proud of!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Many of us are short of storage in our homes, meaning our living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms become dumping grounds for stuff.
“If you can get the clutter under control and pull out your best DIY skills like Becky and Craig to make the best use of the space, you can totally transform your home on a budget too - £300 for a cosy home pub sounds like a great deal to me!"
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