I transformed my boring bathroom into a stunning monochromatic space with bargains from B&Q and Facebook Marketplace

Remodeling a tired bathroom is a costly project, but one do-it-yourself mum pulled it off for less than £200 thanks to some clever purchases.

Kealy Campbell, 30, from Manchester, has managed to transform her drab and boring bathroom into a stunning monochromatic space.


The mother-of-two used bargain purchases from B&Q like tile paint and stick-on floor tiles to completely redecorate the space.

She’s also unearthed incredible second-hand deals, like boxing up a £160 shower screen for just £20.

Speaking to Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK, Kealy said: “The bathroom was the last room in the house to be completed.

“The idea came to me after using Frenchic paint to upcycle my kitchen.

“I absolutely hated our bathroom and could never relax in there, so when I was off work for half the semester, I was like, ‘okay, let’s get it done.’

“I started by removing all the old black grout and then started painting the tiles French paint in Dazzle Me.

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“I then went to B&Q to choose my color.

“I chose a Valspar color match to Farrow and Ball Ammonite because Farrow and Ball is very expensive and the Valspar color match is a third cheaper!

“I saw the perfect stick-on floor tiles, which I also installed myself.

“A great tip for avoiding the tricky cuts I found was to use the backing board of the floor tile box to cut it to the exact size of a board and use that to make your cut around the sink.

“Make sure you get to the center of the sink and use that as a template on the actual boards.

“Turn it inside out and it gives you the perfect cut for the other side too!

The bathroom used to be boring and monotonous


Kealy Campbell, 30, from Manchester, used savvy shopping to spruce up her bathroom


“I always check Facebook Marketplace when I’m thinking of buying something new.

“I ended up getting my shower screen which cost £160 to buy at B&Q for only £20!

“I also removed all the old sealers from the bathroom and resealed them after painting the tiles.

“All in all it costs around £200 including accessories and looks like a new bathroom.

“The flooring was B&Q and cost £12 a pack. I used three.

“The shower was from Amazon at £45, the shower screen from Facebook Marketplace at £20 and the under counter storage at £35 from B&M.

“The paint was Valspar from B&Q £30 and the accessories were from B&M and Home Bargains.

“The Frenchic Alfresco range to paint the tiles was £20 and I worked with Bathboards Ltd on Instagram for the bath board.

“I saved an absolute fortune doing it myself, definitely a few hundred pounds!

“I saved £140 just by buying my shower screen on Facebook Marketplace.

“It looks like a brand new bathroom.

“I love doing everything I can myself like installing the floor, decorating, resealing the bathtub and so on to save as much money as possible to grab other bargains I can Can be found.

“I’m absolutely delighted with how it turned out and it’s like my little oasis now!”

Tom Church, co-founder of comments: “A lot of us think that to renovate a bathroom we need to call in a contractor and invest thousands in new tiles, a new furniture cluster and expensive accessories.

“Kealy showed how easy it is to keep things affordable – without compromising on style!”

She used tile paint and a cheap second hand shower screen to create the stunning space


Now Kealy has the perfect spa for relaxing baths and some Netflix