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Anyone who's had a new carpet installed in their home knows they don't come cheap, costing hundreds - if not thousands - of pounds.
So when a single mum-of-two discovered that she could give her old and stained cream carpet a new lease of life with a £12 bottle of Dylon dye, she was naturally thrilled.
Amber Shearer, 24, from Perth, Scotland, spent five hours in total spraying and scrubbing a concoction of grey dye and water into her down-trodden carpet.
Luckily, the grey dye works to cover all the marks and scuffs, which were once super visible against the original pale cream colour.
The mum-of-two was pleasantly surprised by the outcome, having just been quoted £600 for new carpet.
Amber, who works part-time in a call centre, decided to help other people save a small fortune by sharing the hack online on July 29.
She said: "I am a single mum with five-year-old twins called Ellie-rose and Riley - so everything I earn goes on them.
"I've wanted new carpet for a long time but couldn't afford it.
"I've seen people dyeing pillow cases and stuff during lockdown so I thought I will give it a go.
"I was scared in case it went wrong but now I am so glad I did it.
"I brought two bottles of dye which was £5.99 each from the Range and mixed four table spoons of dye with 700ml of water."
Amber spent two hours transforming half of her carpet before leaving it to dry and finishing the other half the following day.
She was thrilled to wake up and see her 'good as new' carpet.
She said: "I was chuffed with the results so shared it online for friends who can't afford.
"After a few hours, my phone went nuts and it kept getting shared.
"I am happy to have helped people!"
Genius! Well done Amber.
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