When Kayleigh Greer was buying a new drawer unit she was really disappointed that B&Q didn't have the grey one which matched the rest of her bedroom furniture.
She settled for a blue version of the same unit, which cost £150, and it's been in her Stevenage home for the past three years.
But while doing a deep clean at the weekend Kayleigh, 35, noticed some protective tape along the top of one of the drawers.
As she started to peel it back she revealed she had made a rather embarrassing mistake.
She was completely stunned to discover the cabinet wasn't blue at all, but was actually covered in a transparent blue plastic film.
While the revelation came as a bit of a shock, Kayleigh says it's like they've got a brand new unit 'without spending a penny' – which now matches their other furniture.
Kayleigh, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, said: "I never had any suspicions the blue colour was a protective film.
"I knew there was white tape along the top of each draw which I thought was protection and would eventually need pulling off.
"Then I as deep cleaning the bedroom the other day and I was down near the cabinet vacuuming and I thought 'while I'm down here, I may as well finally peel off the tape'.
"But as I started to peel, I noticed the blue film had lifted and I panicked and thought I had ruined unit.
"But I just kept peeling and it kept coming off. Underneath it was a really nice grey. It looks amazing.
"I bought the cabinet in mid-2016 and the actual cabinet they had on display was the same blue colour.
"I asked if they did it in another colour and they said no. I didn't really want a blue cabinet but I thought it was the closest to our bedroom that I'd seen.
"The bedroom is grey and silver so the cabinet actually matches it better now. It's like we've got a brand new piece of furniture and we haven't spent a penny."
After peeling the film off the entire unit, Kayleigh went downstairs with the blue plastic heaped in her arms – much to the shock of Darren, 48.
The dad, who had been looking after their boys Taylor, eight, Greyson, 17 months, and Felix, 16 weeks, rushed upstairs to see what Kayleigh had done but was also pleasantly surprised.
Kayleigh said: "Darren was downstairs with the kids and I came down with all this blue film scrunched up in my arms.
"He asked me where it had come from and when I told him it had come from the cabinet he burst out laughing before rushing upstairs to see what I'd done.
"He thinks it's amazing. He prefers the cabinet now to before."
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