I transformed my tired council house kitchen using Wilko bargains and it only cost £20 – here's how | The Sun

A DIY enthusiast has shown how she transformed her tired council house kitchen for just £20.

The TikTok user known as @diyatnumber40 took to the social media platform to reveal in two videos how it was done by using cheap products from Wilko.

Set to Diana Ross’ It’s My House, the first video starts with a 360 degree view of what the kitchen looked like before the work got underway.

Although far from falling apart it does look tired and dated and in need of some TLC.

Then the hard work of the transformation gets underway with the first job tackling the old layers of wallpaper.

Once that’s completed the DIYer gets on with the task of painting the ceiling followed by breathing new life into the woodwork with a lick of gloss paint.

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Next up is covering the walls with lining paper and the first part ends with the walls getting a lick of white paint.

The footage clearly inspired her followers who were eager for an update on the progress.

One commentator wrote: “Amazing progress already can’t wait to see the end result.”

Another said: “So satisfying we need more.”

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A third added: “You make lining paper look so easy!”

The second part proved to be just as popular as the first, picking up well over 1,000 likes and a number of comments.

It kicked off with the kitchen getting a repaint because a different colour was preferred.

Then the “ugly tiles” were given a coat of paint to give them a brand-new look.

The work surfaces were also given a new lease of life as the kitchen counter tops were covered in a new wrapping.

Lastly, the paint brushes were taken out again to give the cupboard doors a fresh lick of paint.

The TikTok star then summed things up with another video showing before and after and the stark transformation.

Followers were suitably impressed with all the work.

One commentator summed up the feeling of many, writing: “Looks very smart and fresh.”

Another added: “What an improvement. Well done.”

A third person said: “Looks stunning.”

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While the exact cost of transforming the kitchen isn’t mentioned it would appear the TIkToker used Wilko’s quick dry cupboard and furniture English sage paint which is £10 for 750ml or two for £15.

For the countertop wrapping it seems Wilko’s D-C-Fix Sonoma Oak Self Adhesive Film which retails at £9.50.

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