Thrifty tenant gives her tired staircase a chic over using a lick of paint and laminate flooring from B&M – all for under £25
- Tenant Anna Louise, from the UK, gave staircase a modern and chic makeover
- Took action when her landlord refused to replace carpet on her tired staircase
- She used one packet of laminate and one tin of wood paint costing around £20
- Facebook users hailed transformation ‘amazing’ and said she is ‘dream tenant’
A thrifty renter has been hailed a ‘dream tenant’ after giving her staircase a modern makeover for less than £25.
Houseproud Anna Louise, from the UK, revived her tired wooden staircase after growing tired of promises from her landlord that he would replace the carpet.
She took to Facebook group DIY On A Budget Official to share incredible before and after photos showing her once ‘ugly’ set of stairs transformed.
Anna Louise, from the UK, to Facebook group DIY On A Budget Official to share incredible before (left) and after (right) photos showing a chic transformation of her staircase
The post, which garnered 4,300 likes 444 comments, quickly caught the attention of the group who insisted the make-over was ‘beautiful’
To complete her project, Anna used just one tin of wood paint from Wilko and one pack of wood-look laminate flooring from B&M, costing between £20 and £25 in total.
The post, which garnered 4,300 likes 444 comments, quickly caught the attention of the group who insisted the make-over was ‘beautiful’.
‘Good for you !!! That looks awesome !!’, said one.
‘Sooo much better, looks clean and modern.. well done!’, penned another.
Anna (pictured) told that she took action on her tired wooden staircase after months of promises from her landlord that he would replace the carpet
The post explaining the process, which garnered 4.3k likes 444 comments, quickly caught the attention of the group
A third wrote: ‘Beautiful, well done. What a transformation! Dream tenant.’
Sharing the post, Anna explained her landlord was ‘fine’ with the transformation and that she didn’t mind covering the cost as her staircase was ‘disgusting’ before.
The tenant went on to explain that she used a cheap own brand wood paint and said that she hadn’t sealed the brown paint but would ‘see how it lasts’.
Anna explained: ”I was quite lucky with the laminate as I just came across it by chance in B&M one day and it was reduced to a tenner cause the box was badly damaged.
‘I had to use one piece per step, cut them to size and stuck them on, but not too much – so I could easily pry them off if I have to remove them when I move out.’
The group insisted her make-over was ‘beautiful’ and said that she should be ‘proud of herself’ for the transformation