Mum quoted hundreds to redo stairs does it herself for less than £100

After being quoted hundreds of pounds to get someone else to breathe new life into her staircase, a mum used her DIY skills to redo it herself and spent under £100.

The woman posted the results on a Facebook group called Money saving hints, tips and ideas.

The post read: ‘I wanted to decorate my hall and stairs, quoted hundreds (literally hundreds). I did it myself for less than £100.’

She said she bought a tin of Frenchic paint in Dazzle Me & Smudge from a local store.

She also got three packs of floor tiles for £15 each to use at the bottom of the staircase.

The walls and spaces around the staircase are decorated with floating shelves holding black frames and fake plants from places like eBay, Argos, and B&M.

The woman used white paint and black gloss for the skirting that she already had lying around the house.

Commenters praised her work, with one writing: ‘You have done a brilliant job.’

Others wrote that her DIY work was ‘amazing’, while one quipped: ‘Please come around and do mine.’

In related home improvement news, one couple was quoted £1,000 for under-stair storage and did it themselves for under two-tenths of the price.

Thomas and Kayleigh Firth spent just £175 and used items from Wickes, Screwfix, Homebase, and Toolstation to get the job done.

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