When you’re in the process of renovating your home, replacing the windows isn’t exactly the most glamorous task – and it can easily cost a small fortune.
Now, instead of spending £ 8,000 on professional work, a savvy DIY fan has revealed how she remodeled her outdated windows with old nail polish and a £ 2 glass scraper on a budget.
The DIY fans received £ 8,000 for new windowsPhoto credit: @ kitsch_cwtch_house / TikTok
On her TikTok account, Klaire explained how she saved £ 7,500 by renovating her windows herself.
In the viral clip, the DIY fan documented every phase of the process – in which the dated tour was initially withdrawn.
After she and her partner completed this task, Klaire pinned a 2-pound glass scraper to remove any remaining glue.
Next, they used the scraper to remove the top layer of wood-effect vinyl from the windowsill.
They started pulling the lead offPhoto credit: @ kitsch_cwtch_house / TikTok
They used a 2 pound glass scraper to remove the gluePhoto credit: @ kitsch_cwtch_house / TikTok
They used the scraper to peel the vinyl off the windowsillPhoto credit: @ kitsch_cwtch_house / TikTok
Determined to keep costs down, she used an old nail polish to remove the glue from underneath.
Klaire prepared the window frame for a fresh coat of paint, then cleaned it with sugar soap and quick sanding.
The couple used two cans of Frenchic’s ‘City Slicker’ paint to add a modern touch to the exterior of their home.
When they were done, they added some frosted stickers to their living room window to prevent passers-by from looking directly into the house.
Then they painted the frame gray
The fans were overwhelmed by the transformationPhoto credit: @ kitsch_cwtch_house / TikTok
Sharing amazing before and after photos, Klaire wrote, “How we made our windows simple, cheap, and saved £ 1,000.”
The video garnered over 31,000 “Likes” on TikTok and other users have been blown away by the transformation.
One wrote, “Well done, they look great!”
“Nice job,” added another, “you are great!”
“It’s amazing what a little vision can do,” enthused a third.
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