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One mum was quoted £1,500 to overhaul her weary kitchen, doing it herself for a fraction of the price using eBay bargains

A MUM quoted for £1,500 for her new kitchen has revealed how she made it herself for a fraction of the price using bargains from eBay.

Rosie Holt, 29, of Swansea, transformed her wooden kitchen into a beautiful green space using Frenchic paint, vinyl flooring and new ebay handles.

Rosie Holt's kitchen that dates badly needs some TLC

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Rosie Holt’s kitchen that dates badly needs some TLCCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk
And she was able to come up with exactly that with a bit of Frenchic paint and new handles from eBay

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And she was able to come up with exactly that with a bit of Frenchic paint and new handles from eBayCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk

Instead of spending £1,500 on a new kitchen, Rosie withdrew the project for just £279, Latest offers report.

The mother of one child has posted her incredible before and after snaps on the DIY On A Budget UK Facebook group.

Captioning her post, she wrote: “I’ve always wanted a green kitchen and know that when I buy a home of my own, I’ll be touching it up myself.

“I loved the original kitchen but it was too simple for my personality so I knew this was my chance to change it up and have a green kitchen.

“I painted all the drawers with Wise Old Sage Frenchic Alfresco paint.”

She explained that it only took her a day to repaint the cabinets, including time coating the wood in sugar soap before painting and letting the cabinets dry.

She continued: “I keep painting because my house is small and I wanted to make it easier for myself but I wish I had taken them off now because I thought it would have finished better, although though I’m happy with the way it turned out.

“I wanted to keep the old handles and paint them black but they weren’t pretty so I bought new ones from ebay.

“Another challenge is getting it right in the hand.

“I couldn’t find one that was the same size as the previous ones so I had to buy larger ones, fill in the old holes, sand, paint the doors and then re-drill the new holes and put in the new handles.” .

Another challenging aspect comes with installing new flooring.

“The flooring was expensive because I had to have the rubber put on the floor first because the tiles weren’t as flat as the previous owners had put,” says Rosie.

“I was originally going to buy herringbone flooring but when I went to look at all types of vinyl flooring, I saw this and knew it was perfect for my kitchen.

“I mixed the latex and put this on the floor to make sure it was flat.

“It must be allowed to dry for five hours before adding vinyl.

“Once it was dry, I glued the vinyl on top after cutting and making sure it was centered.

“Cost fair, floors are £225, handles are £31, and Frenchic paint is £22.95.

“I’ve never had any intention of buying a new kitchen because it’s still in very good condition but if I wanted a new kitchen it would be at least £1,500.

“So I saved over £1,200 doing it myself!

“I’m a single mom with a two-year-old girl and really wanted to make our house a home.

“I’m so proud of how the kitchen has come to be!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Kitchen renovations are a notoriously expensive part of transforming a home, but Rosie has proven that you can completely transform the look. Spoil your space for under £300!

“It’s hard to believe it’s the same room, with trending colors, handles and floors that completely elevate the space.”

Rosie has saved £1,200 and is delighted with the results

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Rosie has saved £1,200 and is delighted with the resultsCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk

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