Woman transforms her boring beige home into a colourful paradise thanks to £20 paint and charity shop bargains

A THRIFTY homeowner with a love of colour has completely transformed her boring beige home into a multicoloured paradise.

Kim, 34, from Lancashire used little more than £20 paint and charity shop bargains to get the job done, and relied on cheap DIY hacks to keep the cost down.

Speaking to Swyft Home, the colour enthusiast, who showcases her stunning home on her Instagram page Miss Mustard Design, said that she "thrives off design, pattern clashing and bold dramatic colours" and that "transforming the whole house was so therapeutic".

What's more, the savvy DIYer loves "working under pressure" while undergoing big big transformations at very little cost" – and you'd never believe her home was transformed on a budget.

Kim said: "I often head to local vintage stores and charity shops treasure spotting. It's amazing what a bit of spray paint can do! Everything after a bit of love and attention can be transformed into a show stopping statement piece of decor."


Incredibly, Kim transformed the entire home on her own, including the kitchen which now features bold shades of red, green, pink blue and purple.

Her once chrome fridge is now a stunning shade of lilac too, thanks to a quick lick of paint.

"We transformed the kitchen by spraying the kitchen units with a deep green acrylic eggshell emulsion and added accent brass detailed knobs. We also completely transformed our fridge. I lightly sanded it back, applied a thick layer of difficult surface primer then painted purple with gold accent feature handles and it still looks incredible." 

One of Kim's favourite makeovers was her bed which she completely overhauled using two tins of spray paint for less than £20.

The grand design is now metallic gold in colour and it looks very fancy.

What's more, Kim used a cheap halo ring light above the bed and attached a double layer of black peacock coloured ostrich feathers – with amazing results.

Offering her tips, the design lover recommends gathering samples of materials you like to create a mood board, then you can her a feel for the type of space to want to create.

She also suggests painting large areas with colour swatches on teh walls in different areas of teh home as "each angle of every colour reacts differently depending on the lighting, so can be quite misleading."

To get Kim's look, she said to indulge in "maximalist soft furnishings, bold colour and pattern with quirky gold statement accessories" – but she encourages people to go with their own personal style.

"My house is a complete mix up of everything we love as a family, an eclectic mix of dramatic pattern and bold colour reflects us as a family and our personality," she said.  

Check out her Instagram page for more incredible photos.

For more home inspiration, this single mum transformed her dingy Housing Association home on a budget – and revamped the kitchen worktops for £20.

And experts share how to make cheap furniture look expensive, and their budget tips all cost less than a tenner.

Plus we reveal the best home transformations you can do for under £30, from hotel-inspired bathrooms to stunning kitchen makeovers.

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