RENOVATING your home can easily rack up costs, with jobs like revamping your front door even adding a hefty amount on to the final bill.

That's exactly what happened to one DIY fan who decided to take matters into her own hands, after being quoted £900 to replace her front door.

Not willing to splash the cash, she decided to give the door a makeover with a tin of paint and saved herself over £800 as a result.

The woman shared before and after pictures of her thrifty project to social media, posting in Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.

She revealed: "I’ve been wanting a new door for ages but was quoted £900 which was the cheapest. So bought some paint for £20 and I love the result."

Instead of replacing the drab and dreary white door, she decided to paint over it with a pale pink paint.

The savvy DIY fan dressed it up with new door numbers and a cute welcome sign that came with flowers around the edge.

Her post was liked over 4.6k times online, with hundreds commenting on the transformation.

Many were keen to know which paint she had used, with the woman responding to one person: "Frenchic furniture paint, indoor and outdoor – colour dusky blush.

"I’d honestly recommend it to anybody I don’t think I’ll ever use another brand of paint again."

Others were keen to know where she had snapped up her welcome sign, with the woman revealing it was £25 from Argos.

"Cost more than the door but I love it," she joked.

Her paint project seemed to inspire others, with one person commenting: "That’s looking amazing. We’ve just moved and I think I’m going to have a go at painting the front door as we were quoted around £1200 for a new one."

Another said: "I think you’ve done a great job to be fair."

A third person wrote: "Love it. I did our door in the Frenchic paint. We're now the only ones in our development with a coloured door! It really does brighten up the whole house!"

For more thrifty transformations, check out this mum who transformed her old garden furniture for just £17 and creates a stunning boho escape.

Plus, a couple quoted £10k to overhaul garden create stunning outdoor space using B&M bargains – and there's even an egg chair.

And one woman totally transformed her outdated kitchen in just ONE DAY – and people can’t tell it’s the same room.

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