I gave my council house the ultimate transformation – here's my top eight tips for DIY on a budget | The Sun

WHETHER you live in a rented place, a home with a mortgage, or a council property, you want where you’re living to feel like a home, right? 

TikTok user ‘abitofme123’ has 27.4k followers and 1.3million likes on the social media platform and regularly takes to the app to show off her stunning home renovation videos. 



Along with MDF on the wall to look like panelling and a chic wire ceiling light, there are stylish black sofas and cream accessories everywhere.

The bedrooms are beautifully done and this mum has now revealed her top eight tips for transforming a home, whilst keeping to a strict budget.

After all, with the cost-of-living crisis putting a huge strain on many families, not many of us have got loads of excess money to spare – so if you want to give your home an upgrade without breaking the bank, you’ve come to the right place.

The savvy DIY mum recently took to social media to share her “top tips to DIY on a budget”.

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She said: “How to style a council house on a small budget.

“Find discount codes for everything.

“Don’t pay for labour, do it yourself.

“Create a panelled wall for under £50.

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“Check the sale section every time.

“Buy slat wallpaper for £9 instead of real wood.

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“Create a new bath panel for £7.

“Replace the headboard instead of the bed.

“Search for free second-hand doors instead of new”.

Many TikTok users were clearly left impressed with the woman’s tips, as her video has quickly racked up a whopping 71.3k views and over 1,300 likes. 

One person said: “Love your home”.

Another added: “I love this. I am really struggling to like my house but will definitely get some tips if you. Thank you”. 

A third commented: “I honestly thought the paper was real wood! It’s stunning! Shall have to see if my Dunelm has it!” to which the savvy DIY fan replied “It’s online if that helps. It’s called slat wallpaper”. 

While another noted: “Your home is beautiful”. 

Not only this, but previously, the social media user uploaded a video replying to a comment that read ‘Why would you even do up a council house, it’s just burning money’.

The mother said: “When you move into a council house, there’s no paint on the walls, there’s nothing on the floor, it’s an empty shell, it’s not newly decorated like some private rentals, you don’t get nice plastic walls.

“You don’t get rooms like this without spending money and that is not burning money.

“What if I never get a mortgage? What if this house is where I’m going to be for years to come?

“If I said I was never going to spend money on decorating this house, then we’d be living in an empty shell for the rest of my life.

“That’s not burning money, it’s using your money wisely.

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“I had to spend money on this house, as you can see, this was the wall in my living room, I had to spend money to do it up nicely, that’s not burning money, that’s making this house my home and regardless of what some people think, that’s what I’m going to do.

“I don’t have any regrets”. 





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