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Savvy Family Quoted £1,000 To Transform Cupboards Did It Themselves For Just £60

January 13, 2022, 7:00 AM
  • Zoe Hitchen, 37 and Simon Hitchen, 41, were quoted £1,000 to professionally spray their fitted furniture
  • Instead, they did it themselves for £60, saving £940
  • The couple used Frenchic paint and transformed their cupboards in a day

When you move into a new home, there are inevitably going to be renovations to carry out - but one money-saving family have proved you don’t need to spend a fortune doing so.

Zoe Hitchen, 37, a hairstylist and mum of two from Clayton-le-Moors, didn’t like the look of the wooden fitted furniture, but she was flabbergasted to receive a quote of £1,000 for it to be professionally sprayed.

Together with her husband Simon Hitchen, 41, she managed to pull off the project for just £60 instead.

Zoe told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “We lived in our previous home for twenty years and just moved into our forever home two weeks before Christmas.

"When we moved in, we originally were going to get the fitted furniture professionally sprayed but were quoted over £1,000 by two different companies.

"My husband who works in the building industry wasn’t happy with the cost so he said we would do it ourselves.

"I did some research online for some good quality furniture paint.

"I then came across Frenchic on Facebook, so I decided to find our local stockist.

"I decided on Wolf Whistle as it was the palest grey and I wanted to brighten the room up.

"I have to give credit to my husband who spent the day prepping and painting.

"He used a roller and for the smaller parts a brush.

"He made sure all areas were cleaned with sugar soap first and gave it a gentle sand where needed.

"What made me use Frenchic was the idea of no priming and no top coat.

"I would say trust the process as the first coat can look quite scary.

"I’m very pleased with the outcome and it saved us a lot of money.

“The total cost on paint was under £60, a huge difference from the £1,000 we were originally quoted!

"I love the transformation. It feels like brand new furniture, and the money saved will go towards making our new house our own!"

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “It’s easy to get sucked in to getting professional tradesmen to do a job, especially if you’re getting similar quotes from multiple builders.

“However, Zoe and Simon’s amazing £60 project shows how much money can be saved if you’re confident to do the work yourself.

“Saving a whopping £940, their fitted furniture looks just as good - and it leaves loads of cash left over to renovating the rest of their house!"

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