DIY fan who couldn’t afford a new carpet dyes shabby beige floor grey with £5 The Range buy and it was super quick – The Sun

A DIY fan who couldn't afford shelling out for a new carpet decided to give her floor a lease of new life with a clever DIY hack that only cost a fiver.

Amber Shearer was sick of her boring, drab and dull beige carpet and lusted after a chic, grey floor.

So, she decided to make that dream a reality by dying the carpet with a £5 product she picked up at The Range.

Sharing impressive before and after photos on Facebook, Amber wrote: "When you can’t afford new carpets so you dye them instead.

"I’m so happy with it. 4 tablespoons in 700ml of water put into a spray bottle… thank me later.

"I wore a glove (would definitely recommend wearing them on both hands though) and rubbed the dye in plenty while I was spraying it.

"There hasn’t been any transfer onto my socks or anything."

After reading about the clever method online, she rushed out to nab clothing dye for £5 in homeware shop The Range.

Amber then followed instructions to mix four tablsepoons of dye with 700 ml of water and spraying the carpet directly with a spray bottle.

She said: "I bought the dye from The Range for £5 and got two bottles but only needed 1… left it to dry over night.

"I haven’t done this before so I don’t know if it would work on all carpets etc, I just read an article and gave it a go so only time will tell how long it lasts and if it will fade."

her post has since gone viral, receiving 11,000 likes and 33,000 comments.

Hundreds of people have commented on the post saying they're keen to give the method a go themselves.

One Facebook user wrote: "I'm so tempted to try this."

Another tagged a friend and wrote: "How good does that look?"


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