Thrifty woman gives her dark and drab kitchen a stunning turquoise makeover using leftover paint – The Sun

A THRIFTY woman has revealed how she transformed her old kitchen into a stylish utility room with a funky turquoise theme on a budget.

Jo Glossop, 41, from Cheshire, was sick of the door's dark décor, and said she was after something more upbeat.

The former primary school teacher said the old kitchen needed revamping after they had an extension built.

The family moved the kitchen onto the back of the house so decided to turn the old kitchen into a utility room on a budget.

She shared the transformation on Facebook, writing: "Sharing my utility update – I did this on the cheap only using leftover paint.

"Wish I’d done it years ago (this was our old kitchen before we had an extension."

The post instantly racked up over 550 likes and hundreds of comments with strangers praising Jo on her incredible DIY makeover.

Jo said the previous kitchen space was ‘not her style or colour choice’ but it had already been decorated that way before the couple moved in.

It was only recently that Jo started the transformation of turning the old kitchen into a stylish utility room.

She has now ditched the dark flooring and old wooden cupboards for a bright turquoise shade – with white accents and contrasting bold colours.

She also has bright white flooring – instead of the previous dark panels.

She said: "The utility room was our old kitchen which we used before building an extension and moving the kitchen onto the back of the house.

"The kitchen was like this when we moved in – so not our style or colour choices. It was very dark as it is a north facing room.

"I have no idea how much it would have cost us to have it done professionally as we didn’t have anything priced up but I do know, having cupboards sprayed can be pricey."

Jo used a cheap B&Q primer and took all of the handles off of the cupboards before painting the top cupboards with leftover white satinwood paint.

She then painted the bottom cupboards with green lick paint and painted the tiles and work surface with non-drip white gloss.

All the paint was leftover from previous DIY jobs – so cost Jo nothing!

She added: "The only things I spent money on were the new cupboard handles which were from eBay – they were only £32 for 16 handles.

"I also grabbed some new vinyl flooring from Online Carpets for £120 and picked up a new door to cover where the fridge used to be for £50 from eBay.

"It only took me two weeks to complete and the green paint covered so well and only needed 2 coats whereas the white paint on the top cupboards needed about five coats.

"I think it’s because I’d used cheap paint! But glossing the tiles was super easy and made such a difference!"

Jo said she has been left so impressed with the transformation that she wishes she had done it years ago.

She said the room was so dark before and it has made such a difference.

She added: ‘It’s such a bright space now. I’m so happy and even happier that it was mega cheap!"#

Users rushed to the comment section of Jo’s Facebook post to congratulate her on her DIY success.

One user wrote: "You are very talented. I love this! Mega transformation."

Another praised Jo, commenting: "Looks superb! You could never have bought anything as stylish as this!"

Meanwhile a third added: "WOW! LOVE THE COLOURS!"

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