Mum gives kitchen a grey DIY makeover for just £45 using Frenchic paint10/26/2020
Renovating your home can make you fall in love with your house all over again.
Many consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home – so it can really improve the overall look of your interiors.
Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive rooms to transform.
Luckily, some DIY tricks can get you the new look you want for thousands less.
Sue Doshi, 60, a mum-of-two from North Yorkshire, explained how she revamped her daughter’s kitchen for just £45.
Sue’s daughter, a lawyer, was on furlough and so couldn’t afford a total re-fit.
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So, her mum stepped in and turned the dated wooden room into a cool grey space.
Sue told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk "It all started when my daughter complained about being bored during lockdown and she set about painting the walls in her kitchen.
"My two kids, even though they are 23 and 26 now, are always asking mum for advice and interior inspiration.”
She continued: “I’d recently discovered Frenchic paint whilst doing another lockdown project of revamping a wardrobe so I agreed to give it a go.
“The paint is water-based no smell chalk paint and dries very quickly so it was ideal for working in her small flat.
"To prep, we washed all the units down with sugar soap to remove grease, then they were lightly sanded before removing all the doors and drawer fronts ready to start painting.”
Sue and her daughter painted the tiles white with several coats of paint before turning to the units.
The mum added an initial thin layer and then a further two with a brush followed by a small roller.
Sue commented: “I finished with two coats of finishing coat for extra protection.
"The whole project took a few days and cost me around £45. Needless to say my daughter is somewhat delighted with her new kitchen!"
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She continued: "What I’ve learnt from this project is that preparation is important before you start to paint.
“Use very thin coats and take your time.”
Since the DIY project, Sue has been hit by the renovation bug and has up cycled two gin cabinets, tables and a chest of drawers.
The mum is trilled with the results of her efforts.
She said: “Originally the plan was just to paint the walls and the tiles just to change the look.
"I started by just painting some sample colours on the inside of one of her cupboards and then we decided to go for it.
"We are both over the moon with the new look which is so much more contemporary and in a couple of years if she fancies another look I would do it all over again.”
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