Creative mum transforms the kitchen floor using an eBay stencil

If you’re tired of the look of your kitchen floor, you’ve probably balked at the price of new tile or wood. However, there are cheaper and more efficient options that will allow you to transform parts for only a fraction of the price.

A mum has successfully transformed the look of her kitchen floor for under £50 using a cheap eBay stencil and paint. Fahmida Khatun, 33, took inspiration from social media to get to work changing her kitchen floor herself using Frenchic paint and a stencil.

Fahmida told a Facebook group that saves money DIY on a budget UK“I moved into my house three years ago and always hated the kitchen floor, so I really wanted to change it.

“I started following Frenchic on social media and saw other followers painting their floors so I wanted to do my own. I looked at the page for inspiration and decided to continue after I decided to use Frenchic Al Fresco Swanky Pants for the base and Frenchic Lazy Range Whitey White for the stencil.

Fahmida’s kitchen before the makeover

“I prepped my kitchen floor first by cleaning it with sugary soap and a sponge. Then I wiped it down with a clean cloth and let the floor dry completely.

“I applied a coat of Swanky Pants, let it dry for two hours, then applied another coat. In total, I applied three coats. The next evening, I applied the stencil. I put the stencil on top and applied a light coat with a roller, because it was a very thin coat it dried very quickly and I did the next one and so on.

“It took me about two hours to complete the whole floor. I then let it dry completely and the next day I varnished the floor in four coats, letting it dry between two and three hours.

“I then left it covered to let it harden and the paint to settle further. I used two pots of Frenchic paint at £13 each, rollers for £2, sponge for £1, stencil from eBay for £14, sugar soap for £1.1 and Wilko’s polish for £5.25 In total it cost me £49.25.

“I’m very happy with how it came out and made a big difference to my kitchen floor. I managed to do this all for £50 and it’s brilliant. It made a big difference. It makes me happy to know that I did it myself and it’s like an achievement!”

Tom Church, co-founder of, comments: “When we change the floors in the kitchen, many of us immediately assume that we have to do the expensive work of re-tiling. However, Fahmida’s brilliant work shows how much money you can save by doing it yourself with paint and a handy stencil.”

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