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Mum who spent three years disappointed with ‘blue’ B&Q cabinet peels off film to discover real colour

A MUM who spent three years disappointed with her "blue" cabinet was left stunned after peeling off its protective film to discover the real colour.

Kayleigh Greer had no idea the B&Q drawer unit was actually the colour she had wanted - but just hadn't realised she was supposed to pull off the blue film to uncover it.

The 35-year-old had even asked if the store had any other colours, but accepted she was stuck with the "blue" one.

She brought the cabinet home in the summer of 2016, irked that it didn't match her and husband Darren's grey and silver bedroom.

But they stuck with it and three years later, while the mum-of-three was doing a deep clean, were staggered to find the cabinet has been grey all along.

Kayleigh, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, said: “I never had any suspicions the blue colour was a protective film.

“I knew there was white tape along the top of each drawer which I thought was protection and would eventually need pulling off.

“Then I was deep cleaning the bedroom the other day and I was down near the cabinet vacuuming and I thought ‘while I’m down here, I may as well finally peel off the tape’.

“But as I started to peel, I noticed the blue film had lifted and I panicked and thought I had ruined unit.

“But I just kept peeling and it kept coming off. Underneath it was a really nice grey. It looks amazing."

I never had any suspicions the blue colour was a protective film

Kayleigh Greer

After pulling the film off the entire unit, Kayleigh went downstairs with the blue plastic heaped in her arms - much to the shock of Darren, 48.

The dad, who had been looking after their boys Taylor, eight, Greyson, 17 months, and Felix, 16 weeks, rushed upstairs to see what Kayleigh had done.

Kayleigh said: “Darren was downstairs with the kids and I came down with all this blue film scrunched up in my arms.

“He asked me where it had come from and when I told him it had come from the cabinet he burst out laughing before rushing upstairs to see what I’d done.

“He thinks it’s amazing. He prefers the cabinet now to before."

While the revelation came as a bit of a shock, Kayleigh says it’s like they’ve got a brand new unit "without spending a penny" - which now matches their other furniture.

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