A woman has lifted the lid on her crafty DIY skills after spending under £200 on her latest home renovation.

Jess, 28, from Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, often shares her transformations on Instagram, under the handle @homeinthetoon.

Describing her style, Jess spoke to My Local Toolbox where she explained how she turned her drab bathroom into a relaxing haven.

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She said: "I wouldn't say I have one particular interior style, instead, it is more of a mash up of a few different styles.

"My home is a mix of maximalist, minimalist and full of 70's colours.

"I'm really inspired by 70's interiors and look to bring that into my home whether it's through colours, furniture or finishings."

She added: "We knew we wanted to rip the bathroom out and start again, it was so dull and hadn't been updated for 10/15 years.

"We didn't have the money to rip it out right away so we decided to do a really budget upgrade.

"We spent less than £175 in total and it's made such a huge difference to the room."

When transforming on a budget, her tip is to "give it a go" as what's the worst that can happen?

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Here is how Jess transformed her bathroom for less than £175:

  • Rust oleum all surface paint for tiles – £18
  • Stick on floor tiles x4 – £64
  • Rustoleum all surface spray paint in matt black x2 – £20
  • Matte black toilet seat – £15
  • MDF piece – £16
  • Mirrored wall unit – £35
  • Lick wall paint – already from another project

Speaking about her favourite transformation, Jess said: "It's changed how the bathroom looks so much."

When sticking to a budget, Jess mentioned upcycling was key.

And when it comes to transforming spaces on a budget, Jess claimed to "do you research into products".

"That's especially if you're doing it yourself and on a budget," she added.

"Sometimes cheapest doesn't mean best but also most expensive doesn't necessarily mean it's better either."

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