Woman and partner turn dull and dark kitchen into pastel paradise for under £250

A woman and her partner have put their DIY skills to the test by transforming their dull kitchen.

Annabelle Taylor, 26, lives with her 31-year-old partner Joe Wyatt in a home in West Yorkshire.

Now in a bid to give their dark and lifeless kitchen a new makeover, the couple turned it into a colourful pastel paradise for £250.

By using DIY hacks, decorating tricks and secondhand shopping, the pair managed to complete the project on a budget.

Speaking to Swyft Home, Annabelle who boasts over 2,000 followers on Instagram, revealed all about the transformation.

Describing her style as 100% maximalist, she said: "I love anything bold and eye-catching.

"I love being individual and always putting my own spin on everything I do, so decorating my house was going to be no different."

She told how she transformed the kitchen using loads of cheap decorating hacks, including test pots to upcycle her dresser.

Annabelle added: "We managed to transform our kitchen worktops for only £28.

"I hated the worktops and I found it to be quite dark, so I really wanted white marble worktops to lighten the space up.

"I found white marble vinyl wrap for £7 a roll and managed to do the whole kitchen for £28."

She said: "The kitchen itself is quite big but it was made to look small and dark because of the cupboard on the wall."

Annabelle used the top part as the cabinet and shelving system which was painted bright.

She explained: "We attached the hooks at the bottom and some cheap stick on floor tiles we added those to the wall.

"It has completely opened up and transformed the space."

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The home decorator said her biggest tips for transforming on a budget was to "shop around and be imaginative".

She concluded: "We did a lot of upcycling after finding things super cheap on Facebook Marketplace.

"Also try accessorising what you already have, this can be a great way to give something a new lease of life and transform a space."

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