A WOMAN has amazed Facebook users by revealing how she dyed the carpet on her stairs from brown to grey for just £5.
The savvy homeowner shared before and after photos of the carpet and explained how she used a fabric dye to achieve the striking look in just one night.
The creative woman wrote on the Facebook group DIY On a Budget how the household project was what her “Saturday night consisted of”.
She shared how she used the Dylon Dye Pod fabric dye in shade Smoke Grey for the project, which she picked up for a fiver from Wilko.
She explained: “4 tablespoons of the powder with 700ml of warm water STIR IT WELL !!!!
“Put in a spray bottle, spray it on carpet then rub in with your hands using gloves.
“I’d recommend more sprays on thick carpet as ours is thick.”
She said how there was no transfer, and she did it before bed last night but it is already dry this morning and doesn’t feel any different.
The after photo shows the stairs looking pristine and grey, and like it could be straight out of the picture-perfect grey home of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch.
- Dylon Dye Pod fabric dye, £5 from Wilko – buy now
On the Wilko website, the product is described as being an “ideal way to refresh faded colours or bring new colour to your favourite fabrics.
“It's perfect for reviving faded jeans or brightening some towels.
“Whether it's changing the colour of a favourite dress or updating some bedlinen, it's simple and quick with Dylon All-In- One Machine Dye.”
Many people were highly impressed with the woman’s effective stairs project, with one saying: “Wow…i never know you could dye carpets.”
Another added: “i could do with this…save £300+ for new carpets in a 3 story house lol.”
And one raved: “Looks amazing x”
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