Mum transforms kitchen floor for under £50 using eBay stencil and paint – Liverpool Echo

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Replacing your kitchen floor can be expensive, but one mum has managed to transform hers for under £50 using an eBay stencil and paint.

Fahmida Khatun, 33, a stay at home mum of two, was inspired by social media to change her kitchen floor herself using just paint and a stencil. As reported by, Fahmida told money-saving Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: “I moved into my place three years ago and always disliked the kitchen floor, so I really wanted to change it.

“I started following Frenchic on social media and I saw other followers painting their floor so I wanted to do mine. I looked at the page for inspiration and decided to go ahead with it after researching.

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“I decided to use Frenchic Al Fresco Swanky Pants for the base and Frenchic Lazy Range Whitey White for the stencil. I first prepped my kitchen floor by cleaning it with sugar soap and a sponge.

“Then I wiped it with a clean cloth and allowed the floor to fully dry. I did one coat of Swanky Pants, let it dry for two hours then did another coat. Altogether I did three coats.”

Fahmida waited until the next evening to do the stencilling. She continued: “I placed the stencil on top and did a light coat with a roller. Because it was a very thin coat, it dried very quickly and I did the next and so on.

The eBay stencil cost £14.

The eBay stencil cost £14.

“It took me about two hours to complete the whole floor. I then let it dry fully and the next day varnished the floor doing four coats, leaving two to three hours in between to dry. I then left it covered to let it cure and paint settle more.”

In total, Fahmida spent £49.25 transforming the kitchen floor. She explained: “I used two tubs of Frenchic paint at £13 each, rollers for £2, a sponge for £1, a stencil from eBay for £14, sugar soap for £1 and varnish from Wilko for £5.25.

“I’m very pleased with how it’s come out and it’s made a big difference to my kitchen floor. I managed to do all this for £50 and it feels great. It makes me happy knowing that I’ve done it by myself and feels like an achievement!”

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