Mum revamps front door using £30 paint – and saves £820 by doing it herself09/21/2020
Ever seen something online which you’ve fallen in love with and then glanced at the price and thought… how much?!
You’re not alone.
Home decor can cost hundreds of pounds if you’re buying ready-made, which is why DIY is such a good deal.
You can create designer-looking homeware for a fraction of the cost.
That’s just what mum-of-two Charlotte Greedy did over the last week.
The 28-year-old, from Pontyclun, Wales, fell in love with a stylish sage green front door she saw online – but it cost £850.
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So, she rolled up her sleeves and decided to transform her existing door into an autumnal wonder herself.
The mum used Frenchic and B&Q paint, plus accessories from Amazon, and completed the look for a less than £50.
Charlotte, who works in retail, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : "I saw a sage green door I loved on a website for £850 without fitting, and I thought ‘nah, I’m going to paint my own door’, as there was nothing wrong with it – it just needed a bit of jazzing up!
"I bought Frenchic Wise Old Sage paint that cost £17.99, some white masonry paint from B&Q for the front doorstep and walls around the door, a cheap sanding block and some frog tape.”
She continued: "I also bought a lion head door knocker off Amazon for £14.99!
“I cleaned the door, lightly sanded it, then frog taped around the handle and letterbox.
“I did four light coats and left each coat to dry for a minimum of two hours.
“In total, the door paint and door knocker cost me under £30, so I now have a brand new door for under £30!”
Charlotte said that the hardest part of the transformation was taping around the handle and knocker.
She said: “The hardest bit was actually frog taping – I don’t have much patience so that was a nightmare for me.”
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The mum often shares her DIY projects on Instagram, @missgreedyhome, and she loves her latest bargain.
Charlotte added: “I absolutely love it – I’m super chuffed with how it's turned out.
“After the first coat of paint was on I thought I was going to have to throw my door out it looked so bad, but just trust the process!”
Her top tips include making sure you sand down the door and wipe it dry before painting or the paint won’t stick.
She used frog tape rather than duck tape as the latter could peel the paint away with it!
Charlotte commented: “I also thoroughly cleaned my door beforehand with the Pink Stuff spray and a Minky glass cloth to make sure the door was super clean, otherwise you're painting onto dirt.
“It just feels so good achieving a new front door for such a small budget instead of the £850 I originally was going to pay. That will now go towards Christmas!”
You can find pretty orange door wreath’s like Charlotte’s on Wish or Amazon.
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