A do-it-yourselfer has revealed how she turned her dirty bathroom into a paradise using bargains and second-hand paint.
Jess, 28, from Gateshead Tyne & Wear shares her first home renovations on Instagram and recently revealed how she renovated her space for under £175.
Speaking to My Local Toolbox, Jess said: ‘I wouldn’t say I have one particular interior style, more like a mix of a few different styles.
“My home is a mix of maximalist, minimalist and full of 70s color. I’m really inspired by 70s interiors and I seek to bring that into my home, whether it’s through colors, furniture or finishes.”
The interior fan was desperate to update the outdated bathroom, but didn’t have the budget for a new suite.
Jess says: “When we moved in we knew we wanted to tear down the bathroom and start over, it was so boring and hadn’t been updated in 10/15 years.
“We didn’t have the money to take it down straight away so decided to do a really budget upgrade. We spent less than £175 in total and it made a huge difference to the room.”
When she transforms on a budget, her tip is “Try it, what’s the worst that can happen. You can always just repaint or change things up”
Talking about her favorite makeover, Jess says “creating a new bath panel from a simple sheet of MDF and paint, it changed the look of the bathroom so much and it’s such an improvement over the yellowed plastic panel that was before.”
Sticking to a budget, Jess mentioned that recycling was key “We kept all the existing fixtures such as taps, towel radiator, shower screen and shower head, toilet flush, bath , etc. and we recycled them all by spraying them Matt Black, it was a relatively easy process and breathed new life into them.”
Jess’s best decorating tip would be to “just try it, at the end of the day it’s probably just paint and bits of glue, if you don’t like it you can just change it. J always like to create mood boards, physical or digital to help me in my vision”
And when it comes to transforming spaces on a budget, she says, “Do your research on products, especially if you’re doing it yourself and on a budget. Sometimes cheaper doesn’t mean best, but also more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better. That is.”
Jess’s £175 bathroom in numbers
– Rust oleum all surface tile paint – £18
– Rustoleum spray paint for all surfaces in matte black – x 2 20€
– Tile to stick – x 4 79€
– Matt black toilet seat – £15
– MDF piece – £16
– Mirror wall unit – £35
– Lick mural – already had from another project