Mum transforms her 'ruined' beige carpet in just one evening using £5 dye from eBay

ALTHOUGH we'd love to maintain a tidy home, we're pretty relaxed when it comes to putting our feet on the sofa, cups of tea down without a coaster and not always taking our shoes off the second we walk through the door.

And it's for this exact reason that there are all sorts of unsightly stains covering every inch of our carpet – but now one mum has revealed her £5 solution which might just make it look as good as new again.

Mum-of-three Bridie Hodgson, was about to give up hope on the beige carpet that runs along the stairs and landing in her home.

In a last ditch attempt to save it, Bridie and her husband Rory bought a tub of Dylon's smoke grey fabric dye on eBay.

She added four table spoons of the dye in with 700ml of warm water before pouring it into an old spray bottle and covering the carpet.

Posting incredible before, after and during photos on the Facebook group DIY On a Budget Official, Bridie explained: "I've been meaning to do this for ages, like a year or so. And the time has come."



Filming Rory spray the dye onto the stairs, Bridie added: "Our carpets were ruined so if this fails we'll have to get a new carpet!"

Luckily, the dye worked a dream after it was left overnight to dry.

And just to make sure it wasn't going to get all over the house, the couple completed the "white sock test" the following morning to check it didn't transfer.

In total, Bridie and Rory – who run the Instagram account HinchingHodgsons – spent £20 on the transformation as they used four tubs of dye to treat their 30 steps and two landings.

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Bridie's post has since racked up over 5,800 "likes" and 2,000 comments from other DIY fans.

One replied: " Thanks for posting had no idea this existed – I looked this up and I'm going to be trying it with my couch soon."

Another added: "I need to do this in my living room , it was cream 4 years ago!"

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And this husband was praised for making a £37 dining table which folds into the WALL after his wife moaned their old one took up too much space.

Plus Mrs Hinch fans went wild over Poundstretcher's cupboard poles which keep bin bags, cloths and cleaning supplies organised.

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