I’m a cheapskate mum and I gave my brown bannister a cheap makeover using a £7 B&M buy – I've saved hundreds | The Sun
A MUM-OF-THREE has revealed that she moved into a new house and didn’t like the brown bannisters, so decided to give them an upgrade herself.
Lynne Lyon, a 43-year-old Scottish mum, described herself as a “cheapskate” and explained that she didn’t want to pay £700-800 to get the professionals in to do the job, so bought a cheap spray paint from B&M and got to work herself.
Showing off the transformation on TikTok, Lynne shared her clip with the caption ‘Love my stairs now. DIY budget bannister. Very easy and quick, no hassle.’
Lynne explained that it cost her just £80 in total and she loved the new chic black look so much that she did her radiators as well, as she confirmed: “DIY bannister makeover for £80. Done radiators as well.”
The mum then explained: “Moved into a new house and they had brown bannisters which we didn’t like. We were going black, white and gold.
“You’re quoting about £700-£800 to do the bannister because it needed sanding, primed and at least two coats of paint depending how the paint took and then a sealant top coat to seal it all.
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“Me being a cheapskate, decided to DIY it.
“I bought this paint [Painter's Touch] from B&M for £7 a tin and started spraying.
“No sanding, no priming, no nothing, just cleaned it with sugar soap and started spraying it until we got the effect we wanted and put it back up.
“It’s not even had a top coat on it.
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“It must be waterproof and it seems to have an absolutely amazing finish so far.
“It’s not been a long time, I’ll let everybody know if it chips or not but look at the finish on that, absolutely amazing.”
Lynne showed off the finished look, which not only looked super chic but very professional too.
Even better, as Lynne avoided the £800 quote, thanks to her hard work, she has saved herself a whopping £720.
The savvy DIY fan shared her clip just 22 hours ago, but it has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly amassed 26.5k views.
It has 778 likes, 39 comments and 28 shares.
Social media users were left open-mouthed at the simple transformation, with many eager to congratulate Lynne on her work in the comments.
One person said: “Looks great.”
Another added: “Amazing, well done, looks professional. Good job.”
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A third commented: “Well done you. Any job is overpriced nowadays. Looks amazing.”
Whilst someone else chimed in: “Looks fantastic. Love that satin finish.”
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