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DIY mum gives bathroom a floral makeover for £39 with B&M and Shein bargains

Mirror logo Mirror 14/05/2022 Levi Winchester

A mum-of-two has explained how she gave her bathroom a complete makeover for just £39 using bargains from Shein and B&M.

Jenny Smith, 48, a part-time estate agent from Cheshire, painted her ensuite with a green feature wall and then accessorised the space on the cheap.

The rest of the walls were painted a very pale grey colour after Jenny wanted to bring in more light into the room.

The bathroom was previously very dark and “looked old-fashioned” and in need of some TLC, said Jenny.

Jenny moved into her home in December 2021 and has only just started to redecorate.

The DIY fan says she has a “real passion” for property and had been looking for inspiration online.

She reckons she saved £150 by completing the makeover herself.

The bathroom before... © The bathroom before... ...and what it looks like now...and what it looks like now © ...and what it looks like now...and what it looks like now

Jenny told money-saving Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK : "The en-suite was a very dark room.

“The tiles were absolutely fine, but it had been painted a sandy-beige colour and I felt it looked old-fashioned.

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"I initially wanted to brighten it up so I chose a very pale grey bathroom paint (almost white) which covered the beige well.

"I had some green accessories from our previous bathroom such as a hand towel and mat which I love the colour of so I decided to incorporate this into the colour scheme.”

Jenny is thrilled with the final result © Jenny is thrilled with the final result

Jenny decided to use the wall behind the toilet to add a “splash of colour” and found a matte paint in the ”perfect shade” of green.

To soften the look slightly, she wanted some sort of pattern - but worried about putting wallpaper up, she decided to use stick on flowers she purchased online.

"The shelf was another bargain I picked up whilst grocery shopping and the decorative items I already had,” she said.

"The bathroom looks so much brighter, cleaner and fresher now, we absolutely love it!

"The stickers are so easy to apply and quick to change if you want to create a different look.

"My advice to anyone doing their own makeover is to use the internet for ideas but also choose colours and patterns that you like.”

The total cost for the paint was £25 from B&Q and Wilko, the stickers were £6.25 from Shein and the shelf was £8 from B&M.

"The items on the shelf are a plant from IKEA and a buddha from The Range that I have owned for a while,” said Jenny.

“The total spend was £39.25 and it took me one weekend to complete.

“It was definitely a lot cheaper than if I had got a decorator in as I only needed to buy materials!

"I’m sure I saved at least £150 as that is the usual daily rate for a decorator.”


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