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DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack


A WOMAN has revealed how she transformed her dull hallway into a boutique space using £20 gold leaf.

Kerry Lemon, 37, is renovating her three-storey house in Shropshire on a shoestring budget and while many aren’t focusing on their hallway, she was desperate to make hers stand out.

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Kerry Lemon was desperate to transform her dull hallwayCredit: Instagram / my_colourfulsquares
DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack

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Mum used £20 of gold leaf to give her staircase a luxurious lookCredit: Instagram / my_colourfulsquares
DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack

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Kerry is a fan of bright, bold colorsCredit: Instagram / my_colourfulsquares

Speaking to My Local Toolbox about her interior style, Kerry describes it as “bold and fun”, she adds “I guess there’s not really a style that I stick to, because I just stick to what I’m feeling right now.

“I wanted the hallway to be an interesting space to walk through and something that would make me smile.

“I wanted it to have an immediate impact.”

With just £116, Kerry completely transformed her staircase. She spent £60 on the paint, £20 on the gold leaf and £20 on the gold leaf glue. She spent an extra £16 on varnish to seal the stairs.

DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack
DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack

She said “I find pink to be one of the happiest colors so I knew I needed pink somewhere in the house, thinking about what I wanted the hallway to do it was perfect makes sense to paint it pink.

“As the stairs are a very high traffic area, I didn’t want to use carpet anymore, so I decided to paint the stairs the same pink as the walls, which really made the whole area pop.”

“For added impact, I used imitation gold leaf on the risers.”

When it comes to decorating on a budget, Kerry is a big fan of upcycling to give an old room new life, she upcycled a shoe cabinet with leftover vinyl and black paint to update and s adapt to its new color palette.

DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack
DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack

Kerrys top decorating tip would be “When it comes to color just go for it, you won’t be disappointed, a home should be a home.

“Now I’m addicted to creating bold and interesting pieces.”

DIY fan transforms drab hallway into boutique space using £20 gold foil hack

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Even his front door has had a makeoverCredit: Instagram/my_colourfulsquares



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