A woman has transformed her old-fashioned kitchen into a swish new room all by using £40 worth of stickers from Poundland.
Amy Trivett, 39, wasn’t a fan of her old-style kitchen which she called ‘dated’ and said made her feel down.
Amy, from Norwich, decided she wanted a change and after seeing others discuss tile stickers on a Poundland group on Facebook, she went down to her local store to find supplies.
It wasn’t long before she hit her first roadblock, though, and realised that once she had started she had to get a whole lot more.
She said: “I would say it cost me £40 to complete all the tiles. Such a cheaper alternative to replacement of the tiles.
“Our kitchen is painted blue anyway but also it was down to what was available at my local Poundland.”
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While a professional job can take several hours the process was far smoother for Amy.
She said: “It didn’t really take that long. So easy to do. I would say about 3 hours tops.
“First thing I did was to wash the tile area and make sure it was thoroughly dried with a tea towel. I then proceeded to stick the tile stickers onto the old tiles.
“It’s a simple peel off backing and because of the design, it was easy to cut around plug points.
“The main challenge was getting the tile stickers lined up and placing them in hard to reach areas behind the sink.
“Also our house doesn’t appear to be straight. The wall sloped down and I found that there was a differently sized gap to the bottom than when I started.
“Luckily I managed to also get some filler and some silicone to go around the edges from Poundland too.”
She said that the finished job had lifted her mood and allowed more light into the kitchen.
“Tile stickers are a great way to improve the look of a room on a budget, or if you’re renting and can’t make major changes without the landlord’s permission.
“If you’ve been inspired to try it yourself, make sure you clean and dry your existing tiles thoroughly before getting started.
“It’s also important to keep the stickers lined up – nobody wants to step back to examine their handiwork, only to discover they’ve made a wonky line across their wall!
“I recommend sticking a ruler to the wall with blu-tack to guide your progress if you have a large area to cover.”