This ingenious hack inspired an interior designer to make over her mother’s entire kitchen!

Bel Jones is an interior designer who discovered a hack that will have you planning your kitchen renovation for around $150. For houses built in the 1970s, mustard coloured kitchens with wooden cupboards were the norm, and Bel’s mother’s house was no exception.

Chance To Make A Change

After seeing the increasing popularity of Kmart’s $3 marble adhesive roll, Bel took the opportunity while her mother was away to make a lasting change The Daily Mail reports. She set about covering all the work surfaces with the contact, painting the tiled floors in a more modern black and sanding back the outdated wooden cupboards. The entire project cost just $150 and a little elbow grease from Bel. “Thank you to the ladies who posted about the hack! What an amazing difference it makes!” she said.

What a transformation! Photos via Beljoness/instagram


Never Meant To Be Permanent

Bel says the project was never meant to be permanent, with a full kitchen renovation planned for next year. “We are re-doing the whole kitchen early next year so the contact will suit for a temporary fix.” Even though it was only intended to be a temporary solution, Bel says the kitchen is still in good condition, with the paint on the floor yet to scratch and the countertops requiring only a wipe of a wet cloth to keep clean.

Bel’s mother was thrilled with the results saying, “It was unbelievable, the biggest surprise! I’m still in shock every time I walk into the kitchen. You’re amazing Bell!”

We have to say we agree with that – what an incredible transformation for only a fraction of the cost of most renos. Now to get to Kmart and pick up some of that miracle contact…

Have you completed an amazing renovation on a budget? Tell us in the comments!

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