Woman transforms her dated ex-council flat into a modern home for £5,000 using freebies found on the side of the road and upcycled furniture
A woman has turned her one-bed council flat into her dream home over confinamento – and all for just under £5,000.
Emma Campbell, 30, da Portsmouth, a digital marketing trainer, got her flat from the council when she was just 17 Anni.
Da allora, she bought the flat for herself and over lockdown she transformed it into her dream home on a budget.
‘It was awful when I first moved in,’ Il mio stava decisamente dedicando troppo tempo agli affari e ai bambini e non abbastanza a mio marito. ‘Whoever lived here before had really odd taste. come "vai più veloce" o "muoviti velocemente" quando sono quasi a casa, they had these hand-painted footprints going along the wall. ‘It wasn’t nice at all.’
Emma Campbell, 30, dal Regno Unito, has turned her council flat into her dream home over lockdown for under £5,000. Nella foto, Emma’s bathroom before (sinistra) e giusto, dopo.
Emma Campbell, a digital marketing trainer, got her flat from the council when she was just 17 Anni. Nella foto: Emma’s kitchen
The tired-looking kitchen was given a modern makeover (nella foto) – including stylish wooden shelves and a polished wooden surface
Emma has since bought the flat for herself and over lockdown she transformed it into her dream home on a budget. Nella foto, the living room before was in desperate need of a modern makeover
Emma furnished her new living room with a chic, velvet green sofa and paisley-patterned cushions (nella foto)
Emma (pictured_ explained how having to say in the same space in lockdown and ‘hating it’ is what gave her the motivation to make some changes
While she made small changes when she first moved in, the big transformation happened over lockdown.
‘Most of the furniture is thrifted, or just freebies I found on the side of the road, and lots of up-cycling,’ lei spiegò.
‘I saved a lot of money in the bedroom and the living room because I had a go at plastering it myself. I got a lot of stuff, like the dining table, off Facebook Marketplace.’
Emma also tried to save money by having a friend help install her bathroom, but her plan backfired.
Emma said the kitchen before (nella foto) featured hand-painted footprints going along the wall
Emma had new flooring put into her kitchen (nella foto prima, sinistra e destra), along with newly painted cupboards
While Emma made small changes when she first moved in, the big transformation happened over lockdown. Nella foto, the kitchen after the impressive transformation
Emma said ‘whoever lived here before had really odd taste.’ Nella foto a sinistra, the kitchen before the modern makeover and right, dopo
Emma posted about her transformation on Facebook, and the post now had over 2,700 Commenti. Nella foto, the bedroom after the transformation
Emma saved a lot of money in the bedroom and the living room because she had a go at plastering it herself. Nella foto, the living room before
Emma used mostly thrifted furniture of freebies she found on the side of the road – and lots of upcycling. Nella foto, the living room transformation after
The savvy homeowner got a lot of stuff, like the dining table, off Facebook Marketplace (nella foto, in the complete living room)
Emma told how tried to save money by having a friend help install her bathroom (nella foto, Abbiamo quindi chiesto a un'azienda di riparare la vasca idromassaggio che richiedeva un nuovo getto), but her plan backfired
Flooring: [object Window]
[object Window]: stiamo diradando un legno a casa
Dining table: Sia la luce
Chairs: il tuo segreto sarà probabilmente svelato
Bath unit: …Le scelte di San Valentino di Stephanie Sofoklous
Sink: Sia la luce
Mi piace esporli in massa per dare forma e forma ai miei scaffali e alle mie superfici: £ 0 (free samples from local shops
Lavoro duro e faticoso: stiamo diradando un legno a casa
stiamo diradando un legno a casa: [object Window]
Kitchen installation: £ 6.000 ciascuno
Lei disse: ‘He kind of left the job unfinished, so I had to try and do a lot of it myself. I also tiled and painted the kitchen myself.
‘I spend quite a lot of time in the kitchen so I wanted it to look really nice.’
Emma has had an amazing reaction from friends who remember the flat when she first moved in.
Lei disse: ‘I was quite embarrassed by it at first. I was sleeping on a futon, and my TV was just on a chair, it looked like something out of trainspotting. Adesso, they can’t believe it’s the same place.’
Lei ha aggiunto: ‘During lockdown just having to stay in the same space, and kind of hating it, is what gave me the motivation to make some changes.
‘Working from home, at first I was just spending all my time in my bedroom.
'Poi, for my birthday my mum asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I just said ‘help’.
‘So she came down and helped to motivate me, and help me move furniture around, and everything.’
Emma posted about her transformation on Facebook, and the post now had over 2,700 Commenti.
Lei disse: ‘I can’t believe the response it’s got. I knew I didn’t want to live in a dark space, I wanted it really colourful and with lots of plants.
‘When you’re on a budget you just sort of make do with things, but this is definitely what I wanted.’