According to the old adage, where there is a will, there is a way.
And South Wales mum Charlotte Greedy is living proof that anything is possible if you have the determination – and some relevant skills.
The Mirror describes the 26-year-old as having seen enough of her kitchen, but being unable to afford the huge prices quoted to replace it.
Undeterred, Charlotte stretched her DIY skills to the limit and managed to pull off a stunning kitchen makeover for only £200.
“I came up with the idea when I desperately wanted a new kitchen but just couldn’t afford to buy a brand new one,” Charlotte told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk.
“I then had the idea of painting it all to mimic a new kitchen. I bought stick-on tiles from a company called Tic Tac Tiles on Amazon and bought Good Home North pole paint from B&Q to paint my worktops!”
And Charlotte’s creativity didn’t stop there.
“I then painted my cupboards using Good Home Durable Delware Satin Multi-Surface paint,” she explained.
“I used a mini gloss roller from Poundstretcher to apply both the worktop and cupboard paint, and only used a little brush for the hard-to-get-to parts!
“I changed all my cupboard handles, again purchased from B&Q, and I changed my own plug sockets from white to chrome.
“I bought my flooring off eBay and used a pen knife and spray glue to fit it, and changed my light fitting to a brighter light. It cost around £200 to completely change the kitchen.”
The mum-of-two, who posts shots of her home renovations on Instagram at @missgreedyshome, is thrilled with her kitchen transformation, saying it even makes cooking for her boys a much more enjoyable experience.
“I am absolutely in love with the transformation – it’s made my kitchen look brand new,” she said.
“Once the kitchen was complete I felt I could be proud of it, something I never was. Whenever I go in there now I absolutely love it instead of loathing making dinner!”