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Money-Saving Mum Transforms Ugly Worktop Into Stunning Marble Look For Just £18

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November 4, 2021, 11:00 AM
  • Charlene Da Cova, 34, hated the look of her plain kitchen
  • Using marble self-adhesive vinyl and silicone from B&M, she transformed her worktop
  • The look took just half an hour and cost £18

If you’re fed up of the sight of your kitchen but you can’t afford hundreds of pounds to transform it, take inspiration from this savvy mum.

Charlene Da Cova, 34, a mum of four from London, hated the look of her plain worktop but didn’t want to spend a fortune refitting the kitchen.

Instead, she managed to turn the space from drab to fab for just £18 using self-adhesive marble vinyl and silicone from B&M.

Charlene told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "After moving into my new flat and panicking how I was going to afford to redecorate, I took to social media looking for affordable ideas on how to renovate my kitchen.

"When we moved in, we were told our kitchen would be refitted, but we've been put off so many times by our landlord, we thought about leaving it and living with it the way it was.

“But the more time I spent in there the more, the more I hated the sight of it and decided I would do it myself on a budget.

"Walking into my kitchen put a real dampener on me wanting to spend time in there cooking because of how it looked, and I love cooking.

"Starting off with my horrendous worktops, I looked on social media and came across people using self-adhesive to cover them.

"I thought ‘wow, that looks amazing!’.

"I went and did a bit of shopping in B&M one day and spotted the self-adhesive for £8.99.

"I thought ‘wow, well that's a lot cheaper than a whole new worktop and if it goes wrong it's not a huge loss’.

"So I grabbed this beautiful marble look and headed straight home very excited.

“I took my self-adhesive, a bank card to smooth it out and some silicone to fill the edges.

“It took around half an hour and cost me a total of £18 with the silicone.”

Charlene is over the moon with her kitchen overhaul, and says self-adhesive vinyl is a fantastic item to use when redecorating on a budget.

"I was over the moon with the final result,” she adds.

“When I finished I was amazed about how nice it looked.

"I've also since found out you can use this on cupboards, fridges, washing machines and doors.

“It’s such a great item to redecorate on a budget.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Self-adhesive vinyl is a fantastic tool for transforming kitchens, bathrooms and more.

“It’s affordable, easy to get the hang of, and really quick to use.

“Charlene’s bank card trick is a great way to make sure the finish is really smooth.

“It’s certainly a lot better for the bank balance than splurging on a new kitchen, and no one will know the difference!"

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