Woman transforms ordinary home after divorce with items from Facebook Marketplace and eBay
Following a divorce, A WOMAN gave her home a makeover using market articles from Facebook and eBay.
Deborah Stubbington, 40, of Essex, started transforming her two-bed rental in September 2019 on a budget – with amazing results.
The former theater designer used the creative skills developed throughout her career and also sought inspiration on the internet.
Speaking to Daily mail, the DIY fan – who now works as a photographer, and regularly shares photos of her home’s progress on Instagram – said: “I browse Facebook Marketplace several times a day. It is a great place to do good business.
“I found so many great pieces like small furniture and small decor items too.
“I also like a charity shop and have lots of items from both in my house.”
Deborah made a tired old TV cabinet – which she bought for just £ 5 from Facebook Marketplace – unrecognizable after she ‘recycled’ it with black paint, new handles and rattan doors for just £ 1.
She also gave an old IKEA dining table a makeover by gluing up unwanted pieces of parquet.
The DIY fan also brought an unloved Parker Knoll pink armchair, found on eBay, to life by covering it in white plush loop-style fabric and restoring the original wooden arms and legs.
Most of her furniture is ‘upcycled’ – but she has also salvaged pieces from chains like B&M and Matalan, which she will often polish.
On her Instagram account, Deborah demonstrated to amazed social media users how to give household items that have seen better days a mini makeover.
Deborah frequently receives messages from people telling her they feel “totally inspired” and praising how “amazing” her work is.
One person commented, “You are the DIY queen, I wouldn’t even have thought of doing that!
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