IF you call in the professionals to tackle a job in the home, chances are you'll be quoted a fortune.
And this very thing happened to Nichola Hughes who was looking to spruce up her staircase, but wasn't willing to spend hundreds on doing so.
Armed with a paintbrush and some stunning floor tiles, the DIY fan turned her run down hallway and staircase into a bright and modern focal point -all for less than £100.
Proud of her efforts, Nickola posted before and after snaps in the Money saving hints, tips and ideas Facebook group.
She wrote: "I wanted to decorate my hall and stairs, quoted hundreds (literally hundreds). I did it myself for less than £100."
She also revealed she'd used crisp white paint on the walls which she already had, as well as a black gloss for the skirting - which helped saved her some cash.
Her only other expenses were a tin of Frenchic in Dazzle Me & Smudge which she got from a local store All Cyced Up, plus three packs of floor tiles for £15 each which she used on the base of her stairs.
The chic new space is also decorated with accessories from Argos, eBay and B&M, including floating shelves, faux plants and modern black frames.
And despite the small amount it cost to give the space a makeover, it looks so expensive.
Other Facebook members agree with many saying the new look is "brilliant" and "amazing">
"You have done a brillinat job," one person commented.
While another joked: "Please come around and do mine. I love it."
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