Woman makes her worn out beige carpet look brand new with £3 dye – The Sun

THE internet is full of clever ideas on ways to freshen up your home without breaking the bank.

From creating amazing flooring out of serviettes to turning a towel rack into a kids' clothes rail, there's no end to inspirational DIY projects online.

The latest hack to take the internet by storm involves freshening up drab and worn carpets with the help of £3 fabric dye.

Yes that's right, this carpet makeover is the result of Dylon fabric dye – and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Savvy Facebook user Natasha Ridden  explained her DIY trick on the Facebok page Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It.

"Decided to dye my carpets on my stairs and landing my stairs look brand new and only cost me £2.99," she told the group.

Natasha used a ratio of two teaspoons of Intense Black dye to 500ml of water.

After making up the mixture in an empty spray bottle, she sprayed the dye directly on to her carpet and rubbed it in with her hands.

To prevent staining her skin, Natasha wore rubber cloves while handling the dye.

The nifty home makeover trick took less than an hour to complete.
Natasha added: "Hasn’t rubbed off on white socks and hasn’t dyed any of my households feet."

She added: "Even better if it fades I can just re dye for £2.99!"

People were quick to congratulate Natasha on her clever idea.

One person wrote: "OMG what a fantastic idea! Absolute genius!"

Another commented: "Amazing work [it will] help others who can't afford new carpets."

Others questioned whether the dye would transfer on to socks, feet or other surfaces.

One woman asked, "Does the dye not come off as you're walking?"

But Natasha insisted her hack is transfer-proof and has so far stayed put – even on the family cat's feet.

Taking to her DIY Instagram page, Natasha explained why she chose to try dying the carpet instead of forking out for a new one.

She said: "I've been wanting new carpet on my stairs and landing for ages but having six children and a builder husband, I never wanted to spend out lots of money!"

In other news, a thrifty DIY fan totally revamped her 'garish' red sofa with the help of pink paint for just £20.

Plus, we told you how a woman turned a tiny cupboard in her flat into a sleeping area for her daughter.

Meanwhile this mum uses offcuts found in a skip and bargains on eBay to transform her loft bedroom into study and beauty desk.

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