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Woman Transforms Her Old Carpets Into Plush Grey Ones With £12 Hack

Woman Transforms Her Old Carpets Into Plush Grey Ones With £12 Hack

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.

What the stained cream carpet looked like beforehand (Credit: Caters)
What the stained cream carpet looked like beforehand (Credit: Caters)
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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.

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The halfway mark! Amber's bargain grey dye works to cover the stains (Credit: Caters)
The halfway mark! Amber's bargain grey dye works to cover the stains (Credit: Caters)

"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.

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"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.

Now the carpet is a solid shade of smoky grey (Credit: Caters)
Now the carpet is a solid shade of smoky grey (Credit: Caters)

She was thrilled to wake up and see her 'good as new' carpet.

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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!"

Amber is thrilled with the results of her DIY project (Credit: Caters)
Amber is thrilled with the results of her DIY project (Credit: Caters)
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Genius! Well done Amber.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Mum, Home, Life, Interiors

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.