I transformed my boring hallway using a cheap kitchen staple – it was super easy, looks great and cost 10p | The Sun

I transformed my boring hallway using a cheap kitchen staple – it was super easy, looks great and cost 10p | The Sun

November 8, 2022

WHEN it comes to giving a property a new look, most of us immediately imagine having to spend thousands.

But what if you could transform your home without forking out a fortune and all you needed was… a potato?

Well, one DIY enthusiast did just that and gave her boring hallway wall a fresh character using the humble spud and some paint.

Gianna Caputo, whose interior hacks have amassed her close to 31k followers on TikTok, showed the Before and After on social media – and we're certain you'll love the results just as much as the team at Fabulous does.

In the tutorial, Gianna demonstrated, the steps are as simple as they come – all you need to do is find a potato and cut it in half.

Once done, cut out any shapes that you want – the DIY fan opted for two triangles – before dipping the spud into some brown paint.

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Then, she transformed the white wall, adding loads of accents on it going in different directions for a more fun look.

But despite thinking this was a ''risk'' at first, the end result was stunning, with many praising Gianna for the creative idea.

''Looks cute,'' one fan commented.

''Ok but that’s genius,'' a second penned, shocked at how much a potato can make a room change.

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If you're feeling particularly keen on DIY projects this weekend, one mum has revealed how she transformed her staircase for less than tenner – and it took under ten minutes too.

Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, the woman shared how she transformed her staircase just in time for Christmas.

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In the post, she said: "Tarted my stairs up a bit yesterday… Makes it feel a bit cosier on these darker days."

She shared a before picture of her staircase which featured a beige carpet and walls.

She then showed her transformation, adding LED light strips to either side of the staircase.

And the best part? She revealed it only cost her £8 and took just 10 minutes to do.

She added: "LED flexi strip lights were from Home Bargains, £3.99 each side, Runs on three AA batteries each strip."

And it's safe to say the lights made all the difference to her staircase making them look much more luxe and cosy for the winter months.

The post soon went viral with over 4.5k likes and hundreds of comments were left underneath the post.

People were seriously impressed by the easy yet effective DIY hack.

One wrote: "I want to do this with my stairs!"

Another person commented: "I need to find these!"

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A third penned: "Thank you so much for sharing, did mine today, chuffed to bits with them!"

Meanwhile, a fourth added: "We need this for ours when we redecorate."

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