IF you’re brave enough to go bold with your bathroom design but don’t want to spend a fortune, then listen up, because you can.
A thrifty and creative DIY fan transformed her entire bathroom into a super modern and chic space for just £15 – and saved a bucket load simply by doing it herself.
Sharing snaps of the transformation online, Chloe Carmichael, who runs Chloe’s Deal Club, revealed that she wanted a feature wall with trendy Dalmatian spots but various Etsy sellers were charging upwards of £70 just for the shapes.
So armed with a scalpel and a roll of matt black self adhesive vinyl, she cut out shapes herself and arranged them on the wall.
She revealed it only cost her a tiny £4, so that’s a saving of £66 just on the feature wall alone.
Chloe added that the spots are easily removable too – ideal if you change your mind on the design later on.
But the bargains didn’t stop there as the thrifty shopper also hand painted the artwork to keep the costs down.
She also picked up a few finishes – such as the hand towel, frame and hand wash – from B&M for a bargain price which meant she completed the whole bathroom for just £15.
Sharing before and after snaps in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, she wrote “To make the Dalmatian spots, I simply cut out different random shapes and sizes with a scalpel, it took a few hours but it was actually quite therapeutic.
“I found several sellers on Etsy who sell pre-cut spots but this would have cost around £70 for the spots alone. I paid £4 by doing it myself saving £66!
“The spots are self adhesive so simply stick to the wall. If you decide you don’t like it, you should be able to peel off.”
She also detailed the other items in the room saying: “2mx45cm roll of matt black self adhesive vinyl = £4 from B&Q, A3 frame = £4.99 from B&M. I printed the artwork myself, towel = £3.99 from B&M, Handwash = £1.49 from B&M.
“I was looking for a black soap dispenser which are £4ish then I saw this handwash so I’ll just keep topping up the bottle. Doing this saved a few £s and saved one more bottle from going to landfill.
“Mirror = had it for years from Argos, lantern = had it for years from TK Maxx and I just cleaned it up and put a square of black vinyl in the base.”
Other members of the group were blown away by the incredible transformation with over 3k fans showing their appreciation for the new space.
“LOVE this. SOOO different,” one person wrote.
And another claimed: “This is awesome one of the best transformations I’ve seen so different.”
Meanwhile, a third wrote: “What a difference this looks amazing.”
And a fourth added: “Very different and very stylish. Well done looks fabulous.”
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And a mum revamps her bathroom by painstakingly hand painting tiles for hours & instantly regrets it – but people think it’s fab.
We also shared how one woman transforms her boring backyard into stunning boho space using just a bit of paint and a stencil.