Woman transforms stripped back hall into colour blocked dream for less than £200

A mum has revealed her savvy DIY tricks after transforming her stripped back hallway into a colour blocked dream for cheap.

Hayley, who documents her journey on Instagram where she has over 8,000 followers, completed the project for under £200.

The 33-year-old shares her colourful home on social media where she documents her journey to creating her dream home.

Speaking to UK Radiators, Hayley said: "I'm still very much exploring colours, patterns and textures that I like.

"I definitely like to use a lot of bright colours and bold patterns and I tend to mix and match these together and hope it works!"

She told how her favourite transformation was the hallway and stairs.

Here is a rundown of what Hayley spent to transform her hallway:

  • B and Q Good Home Paint Princeton Matt Emulsion 2.5L – £17

  • Dulux Copper Blush Paint 2.5L – x2 for £28

  • Floor Pops Comet Self Adhesive Floor Tiles – £14 for a pack of 10 x3

  • Wickes Matt Emulsion White 10L – £10

  • All Purpose Polyfilla Ready Mixed – £10.90

  • Wickes Timber Floorboards – £7.50 each x3

  • Sandpaper pads for electric sander pack of 10 – £9.41

  • Sandpaper sheets pack of 10 – £4.75

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She said: "We started with stripping all of the wallpaper, both upstairs and downstairs and then pulled up the carpet on the stairs.

"Luckily, the stairs were in good nick but there were a lot of staples and nails so we had to remove those and fill the holes.

"Next, we removed all of the gloss on the bannisters, door frames, skirting boards and dado rails using a heat gun.

"A really time consuming job, but it was totally worth it to get the finish we wanted."

Hayley said once the prep was done, she began painting.

She revealed: "We painted the lower half of the walls dark grey, I didn't want different coloured skirting boards and dado rails.

"We painted the upper half of the walls in Copper Blush, as well as the door frames and then moved onto the stairs and bannisters.

"The last thing was the finishing touches, we upcycled an old mirror using patterned sticky vinyl, added fake plants and hung prints."

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When it comes to renovating her home, Hayley likes to keep the costs down.

Now she's sharing her tips for others who want to start a project in their homes.

She said: "Just give it a go! There are tonnes of videos and stuff on the internet that will give you tips on how to get the job done.

"We've just had a go at it and figured, if we can't do it, then we'll get a pro in… we haven't had to do this yet!"

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