Don’t hammer your wallet on DIY — nail your home revamp at an affordable price

Don't hammer your wallet on DIY — nail your home revamp at an affordable price

SOME 12million of us are estimated to be attempting a DIY job during the Bank ­Holiday break.
But revamping your home has never been cheaper or easier with my tricks. You never know — you might even have enough cash left over for a tipple to toast your new-look pad.
Getty Nail your home revamp and get the job done without emptying your wallet
Play a blinder. Ikea’s Schottis pleated blinds can be cut to size, meaning they’ll fit any window.
The best thing about them? At just £3, you can redo your whole house for as little as £21. That’s a fraction of the cost of bespoke options.
Save: Around £30 per blind.
Do your homework. Transform your kitchen surfaces with Wilko’s worktop stickers. Starting at £4, they’re easy to wipe clean and heat resistant up to 75C.
They come in a number of high-end finishes, including marble, metallics and wood.
Save: Over £100 on kitchen worktop
Pot of gold. You can have a whole lot of fun with tester paints. Head to Wickes to nab a couple of £1.60 pots and get crafty.
I love the idea of painting chair legs half way so they look “dipped”, or adding a splash of colour to the backs of shelves.
Save: Around £20 on a tin of paint.
Snap happy. Instead of forking out on a pricey multi-picture photo frame, make your own by gluing single frames together.
B&M has a three-pack for just £1.99, while Hobbycraft’s superglue is currently reduced from £1.50 to £1.
Save: 50p on superglue.
Spray “yes!” If you own a wooden table that’s looking a bit worse for wear, Wood Silk furniture spray will get it ­looking brand new in minutes.
It’s £1.20 in Home Bargains, compared to £1.50 at Sainsbury’s and Ocado online.
Save: 30p on Wood Silk spray.
Deal of the day
Treat the kids to a Disney jigsaw while you can get 25 per cent off at Hobbycraft
GET 25 per cent off selected Disney jigsaws at Hobbycraft like this Ravensburger 1,000-piece Bambi puzzle – now £10.50. Was £14.
Save: £3.50
Cheap treat
Or treat yourself and pick up a pack of Cadbury Timeout Wafer Biscuits from Morrisons
GRAB a Morrisons choc treat – a seven-pack of Cadbury Timeout Wafer Biscuits is just £1, down from £1.87.
Save: 87p
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Shop and save
Save £1.38 on Peperami at Tesco
HEAD to Tesco and pop a pack of five Peperami Original Salami in your basket for just £1.37, down from £2.75.
Save: £1.38
Hot right nowTHE Fragrance Shop is offering up to 60 per cent off scents in its mid-season sale until tomorrow. Be quick!

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Jacqueline Jossa mocks husband Dan Osborne as he attempts some dangerous DIY in their home


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