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Mom-of-3 Colors Home With Leftover or Tester Paints Costing Less Than $14 for Each Room

BY Caters News Agency TIMEJanuary 26, 2022 PRINT

A British woman has her hand-painted colorful home, with every room costing less than 10 pounds (approx. $14).

Heidi Pettitt, 44, from Walsall, in West Midlands, England, has brightened up her home by using tester pots of paints, which are often free.

The mom-of-three, who works for the housing association, began the renovation during the first lockdown in March 2020.

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Heidi began by painting a rainbow in her kitchen and it spiraled from there.

She now has a 70s inspired living room, a jungle-themed conservatory, and a bright yellow room with a swan head coming out of the fireplace.

“The lockdown gave me the freedom to do stuff as I suddenly had lots of spare time on my hands,” she said. “The pandemic made me realize life is too short, so I decided to do what makes me happy.

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“From the carpets to the ceiling, everything in my home was magnolia which is my least favorite color. I decided to use my imagination and add a splash of color to my house.

“I started with the rainbow in the kitchen and it went from there.”

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Most of the paints she used were leftovers or testers.

“My friends think I am mental but I love it,” she said. “It wasn’t expensive as I had some leftover paint in the house already.

“Or I used testers that are either free or very cheap. And the colors I like are always in a bargain bucket as other people don’t want them.

“Every room in my house has been painted for less than 10 pounds.”

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The conservatory is filled with plants and leaf paintings on the wall and the music room features a bold yellow wall with a guitar display.

“The colors instantly change my mood to happy. Having a bright home is very lifting,” she said.

“My favorite is my 70s inspired living room. And the music room which is bright and a swan coming out of the fireplace. It is a relaxing room with a bright yellow wall.”

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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