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Woman spruces up her bathroom using £14 sticky-back Dunelm tiles

February 25, 2020, 11:00 AM
  • Kelly Eathorne, used bargain Dunelm sticky-back tiles to transform her bathroom
  • The new mosaic-style look gave the space a new lease of life
  • Kelly provides tips to do the same

If the thought of renovating your bathroom is daunting, never mind actually doing it, take a leaf out of this savvy’s woman’s book.

Kelly Eathorne, a 39-year-old hairdresser from the Wirral, used affordable, mosaic-style sticky tiles from Dunelm, which cost £14 for a packet of one, to transform the area above her sink and bath.

She simply stuck the white tiles over her existing beige tiles to give her bathroom a new look. 

Kelly told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I decided to do the project because it saves me money.

"I get bored easily so it left me with the option that I could change them when I wanted and it wouldn’t cost a fortune to do so.

"The tiles are pretty easy to apply but you do need some patience. My tips for applying would be to have patience and to use a spirit level as your first tile is the most important one in my opinion, so make sure it is straight!

“You’ll also need a Stanley blade as you may have to cut out some depending on the size of tiles or wall you’re applying them to, and to make sure the back is completely off before applying as it can stick.”

Kelly bought four packs for £14 each, and got the hang of the process quickly.

"The tiles come in packs of four and are peel-back ones and pretty large ones too.

"I spread them out onto the floor before applying them on the wall so I had them matching properly.

"Instead of peeling the whole back off, I peeled a little off and attached it to the original tiles first and slowly peeled it off using my hands to stick it firmly to the tiles.

"I found this process easy to do, and once it was all done it looked great. I was concerned they would come off because of the water from the shower but they’ve stuck really well and not one has peeled.

"They’re so easy to clean too. I clean them as I would normal tiles.

"I would definitely do it again with a different style if I wanted to re decorate. It’s saved us so much money!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “It’s amazing how just a few small sticky-back tiles from Dunelm can really pull together the look of a bathroom! I’m a big fan of Kelly’s design and this look is easy to pull off, even for DIY-phobes.”

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Stapmevitalsa year ago

Ooh. Time to explore sticky backed tiles methinks.

Just about to re - decorate my bathroom, so worth a nosey round Dunelm.

Nice one.

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