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Woman totally transforms her kitchen for £100 using items from ebay and Amazon

DebsGC
6th February 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Jo Honey, 43, transformed her kitchen for just £100
  • She used Fablon, spray paint and new handles
  • Jo was inspired by TV makeover programmes
  • Jo provides tips to get the look

If you think it would cost thousands to transform your kitchen, think again.

One mum of four has proved that you can totally revamp your space for just £100.

Jo Honey, 43, from Northumberland, used simple and inexpensive materials such as Fablon from Amazon and ebay along with spray paint to take her kitchen from drab to fab, turning the uninspiring neutral space into a stylish green stunner.

Jo told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I got the idea of decorating my kitchen with two colours from watching TV makeover programmes.

"I didn't want to go all green as the kitchen is quite dark to begin with, plus we added a kitchen island that we bought from IKEA and the bottom of that was cream.

“We decided on the bottom half green and the top bit cream to interlink all the colours together without it being too overwhelming."

To learn how to undertake the transformation herself, Jo watched YouTube videos and sought advice on social media.

“I joined DIY groups on Facebook and saw people using Fablon on their worktops, painting kitchen cupboards and changing handles,” she adds.

"We recently had a house extension so when it was completed we couldn't afford a new kitchen.

“Instead, we used DC Fix Fablon in concrete grey from ebay (£35 for seven metres) for the worktops and use stainless steel chopping boards to protect the surface.

"I used V33 paint for the green cabinets and V33 cream paint for the top cabinets, and bought handles from ebay in gold to complete the look.

“We used wallpaper over the tiles which actually is really durable and gives a good finish.

"I also spray painted the dish rack and utensil containers in gold, the kitchen table was mahogany and was painted with grey furniture paint, and I bought chair covers from Amazon.

"I watched YouTube videos on applying the Fablon on the worktops and just read up on the best way to paint the kitchen units, taking off all the handles and doing one cupboard at a time.

“It took ages to actually finish - about two weeks as I could only paint on an evening when the kids were in bed and let it dry overnight."

Jo is delighted with how her new kitchen looks, not least because a new one would have been staggeringly expensive. She’s now using her DIY prowess to transform the rest of her home.

"I think a whole new kitchen would have been around the £12,000 mark,” she adds.

"I absolutely love the kitchen now! We still have to update a few bits like a new cooker and fridge freezer but I haven't seen anyone else with the same kind of look so I think it's unique.

“Eventually one day we might splash out on a new kitchen but so far I am pretty happy with the look of it and it saved thousands of pounds.

“It cost around £100 to complete the look!"

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “I can’t believe this transformation only cost £100 - it looks like it cost thousands! It just shows you what a bit of Fablon, some new handles and a lick of paint can do.

"If you struggle to find inspiration, make like Jo and watch TV makeover programmes, scroll through Pinterest and join online communities to find ideas!"

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