Woman Transforms Rented Kitchen For Just £40 With Poundland Stickers
- Amy Trivett, 39, was struggling with the dated look of her kitchen
- She spent just £40 on tile stickers from Poundland
- The project only took a few hours and has transformed the tiles
Renting a place can often mean being stuck with dull and dreary paint jobs or wallpaper you hate - but one savvy woman has managed to find a loophole on a budget by redecorating her kitchen with tile stickers from Poundland.
Amy Trivett, 39, from Anglia Square in Norwich, wasn’t a fan of her old-fashioned kitchen. ‘The area really needed updating. The old tiles and dated look was really making me feel down.’
After seeing people discussing tile stickers on a Poundland fan group on Facebook, she went to her local store to find supplies. It wasn’t long before she hit her first roadblock. ‘I started to cover the old tiles and realised I would need loads more!’
Fortunately, getting enough to cover the whole kitchen didn’t break the bank. ‘I would say it cost me £40 to complete all the tiles. Such a cheaper alternative to replacement of the tiles.’
The swish blue and grey design now looks professionally applied, but in reality Amy got lucky with the colours. ‘Our kitchen is painted blue anyway but also it was down to what was available at my local Poundland.’
Those who have retiled their kitchen will know that a professional job can take several hours, with the process including the purchase of grout and adhesives, removing old tiles and setting the new ones evenly.
However, Amy managed to avoid spending too much time - or effort - on the project. ‘It didn't really take that long. So easy to do. I would say about 3 hours tops.
‘First thing I did was to wash the tile area and make sure it was thoroughly dried with a tea towel. I then proceeded to stick the tile stickers onto the old tiles. It's a simple peel off backing and because of the design, it was easy to cut around plug points.
‘The main challenge was getting the tile stickers lined up and placing them in hard to reach areas behind the sink.
‘Also our house doesn't appear to be straight! The wall sloped down and I found that there was a differently sized gap to the bottom than when I started. Luckily I managed to also get some filler and some silicone to go around the edges from Poundland too.
Now that the job is complete, the compliments have been rolling in. ’It definitely was an essential visit to Poundland. Redoing the tiles has given a lot more light in the kitchen and in turn has lifted my mood considerably.’
Tom Church, co-founder of Latestdeals.co.uk, said: ‘Amy’s kitchen looks much brighter and modern after this simple and cost-effective transformation.
‘Tile stickers are a great way to improve the look of a room on a budget, or if you’re renting and can’t make major changes without the landlord’s permission.
‘If you’ve been inspired to try it yourself, make sure you clean and dry your existing tiles thoroughly before getting started.
‘It’s also important to keep the stickers lined up - nobody wants to step back to examine their handiwork, only to discover they’ve made a wonky line across their wall!
‘I recommend sticking a ruler to the wall with blu-tack to guide your progress if you have a large area to cover.’What to read next?
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