A MUM revealed how she created a stunning outdoor living space for her family on a budget during lockdown.
Taking to the Facebook group, Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK, she shared her amazing before and after photos.
The mum began with a bare decking that was underused and in serious need of some TLC.
But the childminder enlisted the help of her hubby and the pair were able to completely transform the space.
They began by painting the decking with an Urban Slate colour by Culprinol before constructing a pergola using timber and roofing sheets at a cost of £271.
They then decorated the space with an outdoor rug costing £29.90 and colourful scatter cushions at just £1.29 both from eBay.
She even set up a homeschooling station, complete with kids’ tables and chairs and an easel.
Finishing touches included lanterns, plants and fairy lights which the mum sourced from various places including Ikea, Etsy, eBay and B&M.
Captioning her post, she wrote: “Lockdown project 🔨 all done by an air conditioning engineer and a childminder on a budget – so pleased with the new outdoor space.”
Fellow group members were seriously impressed, praising the couple’s handiwork in the comments.
One wrote: “ It’s gorgeous. I so wish me or my hubby could turn our hand to things like this but we are both useless at DIY.”
“It look amazing well done” agreed a second, with a third adding, “Wow, just amazing, ppl are so talented n creative in the gardens.”
In other DIY news, this bloke made his wife a gin shelf using an old pallet and it was completely free.
And this woman who couldn’t afford new patio transformed her outdoor space using eBay and B&Q bargains.
Plus this woman completely changed the colour of the grotty patio she hasn’t washed in SIX years using £2 The Range spray.