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Woman Completely Transforms 'Boring' Bathroom Using Sticky-Back Vinyl

Woman Completely Transforms 'Boring' Bathroom Using Sticky-Back Vinyl

A woman has completely transformed her lack-lustre bathroom with tropical-themed sticky back vinyl - which costs just £22 for one sheet!

With the addition of a fresh lick of paint and some lush hanging plants, the final result is an Insta-ready green paradise.

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Along with the vinyl, lush plants and fresh paint transform the space (Credit: Mercury Press)
Along with the vinyl, lush plants and fresh paint transform the space (Credit: Mercury Press)

DIY lover Chloe Preece, 34, wanted to breathe some life into the cream and grey bathroom of her semi-detached Victorian house in Knottingley, West Yorks.

Not wanting to splurge on a complete revamp, she had to think imaginatively. The fixtures and fittings were new, but lacked character.

In under a day, the bargain hunter transformed the space with jungle-themed vinyl, bought from Manchester company Jes Rose. Combined with freshly painted cabinets and bath panels, along with hanging and potted plants, the room is unrecognisable.

The original grey and cream bathroom lacked character (Credit: Mercury Press)
The original grey and cream bathroom lacked character (Credit: Mercury Press)
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"The bathroom was new when we bought the house, so we couldn't really justify pulling it out and wanted to transform it without spending lots of money," said Clinical Coder Specialist Lead Chloe.

"The bath panel and cupboard were the wrong shade of grey to go with the flooring - it was a disaster and wasn't to my taste. Something had to be done because it wasn't liveable and it didn't look right, we wanted to work towards giving the house some more character."

Chloe started by painting the cupboards a dark green, then went to town on the potted plants.

Chloe is an avid plant collector (Credit: Mercury Press)
Chloe is an avid plant collector (Credit: Mercury Press)

"We went for a Jumanji vibe by adding lots of plants, and I stumbled across a recently-launched vinyl design company on Facebook and bought their banana plant vinyl to stick on the bath panel."

It took Chloe half an hour to measure and place the £22 vinyl. The plants - a mix of fern, bird of paradise and banana leaf - totted up to £77, while the pot of paint cost £19.

Finishing touches come in the form of a tribal wall hanging (£35) and a number of Ikea wall hangings for the plants for £14.

The total cost of Chloe's bathroom makeover? A cool £167 - and all in under a day's work.

Chloe used deep green tones to transform up a neutral space (Credit: Mercury Press)
Chloe used deep green tones to transform up a neutral space (Credit: Mercury Press)

Chloe initially worried that the vinyl would "be a nightmare" and pull away the paintwork, but she confirmed "it has held up really well."

People are going wild for the bathroom online.

You can check out Chloe's full documentation of the whole transformation process on Instagram page @teampreece.

We're impressed.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life News, Home, Home Decor, DIY, Life, Interiors

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

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

 

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