Woman who couldn't afford new patio transforms her outdoor space using eBay and B&Q bargains

WE fall for it every year – as soon as the weather warms up, we find ourselves impulse buying all the garden furniture and Instagram-friendly picnic blankets we can get our hands on.

But revamping our outdoor space doesn't have to cost a fortune – as one woman has revealed how she totally transformed her tired old patio using eBay and B&Q bargains.

Posting on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, the woman explained: "I couldn't afford a new patio so jumped on the stencil bandwagon!"

Instead, the bargain hunter turned to eBay where she found a pretty ornate stencil on sale for £20.

First, the DIY fan painted her entire patio using Sandtex's dark grey Gravel Masonry paint which she picked up in B&Q for £24.

Once her base coat had dried, the woman went back in with her stencil and painted over the top in a pretty light grey shade which cost £28 for a 10 litre tub.

She wrote: "Three days later, the garden patio has been transformed all for £72.

"It’s not perfect but a lot better than before very pleased with end results just need to buy some sealer and then all ready just in time for the summer!"

What's more, her post has racked up over 5,000 "likes" and inspired members to give their own patios a makeover.

One replied: "Looks amazing! And far better than plain wood would."

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Another added: "Wow, great job!"

A third gushed: "Absolutely love this, just showed my husband he said wow must have taken hours! You’ve done an amazing job."

For more home inspiration, this DIY fan transforms her tired patio tiles using £7 stencil and it looks amazing.

For more DIY hacks, this woman revamped her driveway for a ‘fraction of the cost’ and people say it looks ‘amazing’.

And this mum made a stunning feature wall in her bathroom using the masking tape trick and old paint.

Plus this DIY fan transformed her tired patio tiles using £7 stencil and it looks amazing.

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