Mum creates art-themed living room for £300 using spray paint and Argos bargains

A mum-of-two has created the colourful living room of her dreams by using spray paint and bargains from Argos and Ikea.

Tasha McBrinn, 30, a family support worker from Ormskirk, also used holographic wallpaper to create the unique room.

She managed to pull off the whole transformation for just £300 and is thrilled with the final result.

Tasha said she had been planning the room makeover for around six months but wanted to wait until after Christmas.

She says the rest of her house is “very quirky” and colourful so she wanted her living room to be the same.

She told the Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK : “I came up with the idea myself, I knew I wanted to try out a graffiti wall so I just went for it.

"I used the brightest Montana black spray paints I could find and tester pots I already had from leftover projects for the other walls.

"I also used some willow spray paints when I ran out of the others.”

Tasha said she started by spray painting the wall with her TV on, and then worked around the rest of the room from there.

She did a fresh coat of paint on the other walls before spray painting the window wall.

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Tasha also added some black lines with a tester pot as she wanted to overall look to be abstract and unusual.

"I had no plan for that second wall when I was doing it, I just went with it,” she said.

"I then bought two white blinds from Argos for £18 each as I couldn’t find ones I wanted so I again used tester pots to put my own design on them.

Mum creates art-themed living room for £300 using spray paint and Argos bargains

"I mimicked this design on the third wall behind the sofa to tie it in. I used a mixture of spray paint and tester pots for that wall.

“The final wall I wallpapered with Arthouse paper I got on sale for £8.99 a roll and then added the prints that I already owned to it alongside neon lights.

"I was gifted a lot of the prints as I have a large Instagram following.

"I was also gifted the holographic wallpaper I have used around the light on the ceiling from an Instagram company.

“Finally I spray painted the wooden furniture in the room to reflect the design and aesthetic of the space I had created. Overall I wanted a colourful grunge graffiti room.”

Other purchases Tasha made include £150 in Ikea on the new blue sofa, rug, some frames, cushions and accessories.

She also spent £50 on spray paint, £36 on blinds, £12 on new knobs for the cabinet and £15 for stickers for the cabinet and £5 each for new lampshades for my upcycled lamps.

Everything else that was new was gifted to her from companies via Instagram or were Christmas gifts.

"It cost me about £300 altogether and I’m made up with it,” she said.

"Throughout my house, I like to contrast black and white with a lot of colours, as it offsets it perfectly.

"I usually use Beetlejuice stripes but for this room, I wanted to go a bit further hence adding the geometric wallpaper into the mix.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “This living room is definitely unique. It’s bold, it’s colourful, it’s eye-catching, and it’s creative.

“As Tasha says, if you like the look of something or you have an idea, go for it.

“And if you need a bit of inspiration, head to Instagram or Pinterest for countless unique colourful homes you can copy.”

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