DIY fanatic quoted £500 for new worktops gives hers a B&Q makeover for just £21

NEW kitchen worktops can cost hundreds, nearly thousands of pounds to rejuvenate, but one woman managed to revamp hers for just £21.

Claire Stewart, from Kilmarnock, managed to save over £500 when it came to giving her kitchen counters a fresh new look.

She told that she was inspired to start the project herself, after seeing a friend transforming her own kitchen cupboards using sticky back plastic.

Claire said that she knew exactly how she envisioned her kitchen – with the countertops matching the glossy black marble floors.

Her genius hack of buying a black marble pattern with sticky back plastic saved her hundreds of pounds.

Claire claims that sourcing the supplies was the easy part – the though part was applying the pattern to the countertop and making sure everything was clean.

She says: “I got everything in B&Q.

All I needed was three rolls of sticky back plastic, which I got for £6 a roll, then a sticky back plastic toolkit which cost £3 and that I definitely recommend getting.

“In total, I only spent £21.”

Claire pointed out that you must make sure the surface is clean, otherwise you could end up with little bumps on your worktop.

She says: “A few times I found that the surface would bubble up if there was debris underneath it and I would have to peel it back and reapply it.

“So make sure you thoroughly clean the surface repeatedly as you go.”

This simple trick transformed Claire’s dull kitchen into a stylish hub for the house.

She even joked that the trick was so simple that she could even do it whilst having a glass of wine.

Claire couldn’t recommend this hack enough, especially when it saved her over thousands of pounds – especially if she bought marble to put on her worktops.

Tom Church, Co-Founder of, said: “Sticky back plastic is a great worktop material for many reasons.

“It’s water and heat resistant and you can also use it outside.”

Claire couldn’t be happier with her kitchen transformation, so next time you’re thinking about sprucing up your kitchen – don’t even bother looking at anything else.

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