I transformed my boring bathroom into a stunning monochrome space using bargains from B&Q and Facebook marketplace

TRANSFORMING a tired bathroom is a pricey project, but one DIY mum managed to do with for less than £200 thanks to some savvy shopping.

Kealy Campbell, 30, from Manchester, managed to convert her dull and boring bathroom into a stunning monochrome space.

The mum-of-two used bargain buys from B&Q like tile paint and stick-on floor tiles to completely revamp the space.

She also tracked down incredible second-hand deals like bagging a £160 shower screen for just £20.

Speaking to Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK, Kealy said: “The bathroom was the last room in the house to be done.

“I came up with the idea after using Frenchic paint to upcycle my kitchen.

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“I absolutely hated our bathroom and could never relax in there, so when I was off work through half term, I thought ‘right, let's get it done’.

“I started by removing all the old black grout pen and then started painting the tiles with Frenchic paint in Dazzle Me.

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“I then went to B&Q to pick my paint.

“I chose a Valspar colour match to Ammonite from Farrow and Ball, because Farrow and Ball is very expensive and Valspar colour match is a third cheaper!

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“I saw the perfect stick-on floor tiles that I laid myself also.

“A great tip for getting around the tricky cuts I found was to use the back cardboard of the floor tile box to cut them to the exact size of a board and use that to make your cut around the sink.

“Make sure you come to the middle of the sink and use it as a template on the actual boards.

"Flip it over to the other side and it gives you the perfect cut for the other side also!

"I always check Facebook Marketplace when thinking of buying something new.

“I ended up getting my shower screen that was £160 to buy in B&Q for just £20!

"I also removed all the old seals from the bath and resealed after painting the tiles.

“All in all including the accessories it cost around £200 and looks like a new bathroom.

“The flooring was from B&Q and cost £12 per pack. I used three.

“The shower was from Amazon for £45, the shower screen was from Facebook Marketplace for £20 and the undersink storage was £35 from B&M.

“The paint was Valspar from B&Q for £30, and the accessories were from B&M and Home Bargains.

“The Frenchic Alfresco range for painting the tiles was £20, and I collaborated with Bathboards Ltd on Instagram for the bath board.

“I saved an absolute fortune doing it myself, definitely a few hundred pounds!

“I saved £140 just from buying my shower screen off Facebook Marketplace.

"It looks like a brand new bathroom.

"I love to do everything I can myself like laying the floor, decorating, resealing the bath, and so on, to save as much money as possible to go on other bargains I can find.

"I am absolutely made up with how it turned out and it's like my little oasis now!”

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Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Many of us think that in order to revamp a bathroom, we need to bring in a builder and invest thousands in new tiles, a new furniture suite and pricey accessories.

“Kealy has shown how easy it is to keep things affordable – while not compromising on style at all!"

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