Student transforms her parents’ cluttered hallway into a chic space using bargains from The Range

A DIY mad daughter has transformed her parents’ cluttered hallway into a chic space using bargains from The Range.

Cherish Farmer, 21, a hairdressing student from the Isle of Wight, was keen to make over her tired-looking entrance hall.


Cherish, who lives with her parents, spent just £250 turning it into a Hinch-worthy space sure to be welcoming to visitors, using products from The Range, Argos and ebay.

Cherish told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "The idea to transform the hallway had been on my mind a while. I was just pondering on what sort of colour scheme I was going to go for.

“After hours of scrolling through DIY pages on Facebook and looking on Pinterest I finally decided to go for grey as I found it gave a fresh clean look as you would enter the house!

"I bought paint, brushes, a sander and accessories as I went along.

"It cost around £250 in total, as I up-cycled a couple of things such as the phone table and the little double shelf piece on the wall.

"The £250 was spent on new flooring, grey and white paint from B&Q, a radiator cover, an electric sander and some accessories to decorate it with such as a new light shade, and twig lights.

"I did use some things I already had like the mirror, the shelving unit on the wall and some plants. I changed pretty much everything about it!

"It really needed updating and I thought that you can’t really go wrong with a neutral colour like grey then adding some greenery in there with plants. I changed nothing about the design of the hallway, only the decorative part!

"It took me a couple of days to complete the painting of the walls as beforehand I had to fill any previous holes and wait for it to dry, then I had to sand it all down then double-check I hadn’t missed anything!

"It then took me a day or so to complete the painting as it took three coats to complete and the ceiling also took a while as it’s textured and couldn’t go straight in with a roller but only with a paintbrush!

"The radiator cover was from ebay and only cost £30, the light was from Argos and was £20 and the decorative stuff came from places such as The Range, Oasis and things I already had at home. Everything I bought was a reasonable price too.

"The flooring I didn’t lay myself as I didn’t want to mess it up, so I only chose that and with fitting, it cost £130.

"The process involved stripping the walls completely of anything, making it completely bare to start with: a blank canvas. I fixed up any marks or holes in the walls and sanded then painted.

"I then started ordering pieces online such as the radiator cover and popping to shops such as The Range to look for home decor.

"I slowly starting adding items to get the aesthetic and design of the hall. I then upcycled the shelving unit by sanding it and painting it white and used the mirror I had in the front room to use in there too.

"And some other things such an imitation plants, flowers, vases and lights I dug out to add in there too. The last thing to be completed was the floor, when I ripped up the old lino the floor underneath was very uneven where some of the old tiles underneath had broken away.

"So I cleared that up as much as I could and then filled in any spaces which were lower to make the whole floor level. I let that dry, sanded over and then once again I went back in with filler, I let it dry and that was all I needed!

"The floor was then laid and it completed the whole entire look and brought the hallway together.”

Cherish is delighted with the finished look of the hallway, and finds it a lot more welcoming when entering the family home.

"I feel so happy with it now it’s done!” she adds. "I did put it off for a while but I couldn’t be happier now that it’s done – it feels very welcoming to walk into.

"A tip I would give is even when you feel like you’re getting nowhere (as I 100% felt like this) just to keep going! Before you know it it will all start coming together.

"Once you start adding the decor it really feels like your hard work is paying off, and the end result is worth it! I’m much happier now when I walk out there and see it.

"This project helped me as it helped keep my mind focused on something else rather than constantly what’s going on right now.

“It was nice to escape the TV, my phone and social media. I just put on the radio and away I went!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “The before and after pictures of this transformation is amazing!

“Cherish has really created a light-filled, beautiful entrance hall – and kept it to an impressive budget using affordable buys from B&Q, ebay and Argos.

“To get a similar look, search for inspiration on Instagram – you can follow hashtags of DIY projects you’re interested in to make sure they keep popping up on your newsfeed!"

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