Thrifty mum-of-two transforms filthy ‘drug pit’ into dream home for just £5,000

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A thrifty mum-of-two has transformed a rundown 'drug pit' into a modern family home with just £5,000 in an extraordinary DIY makeover.

Charlotte Greedy, 28, from Pontyclun, Wales, said when she first bought the rundown property it was filled with 'fags and drugs' before she put her talents towards redesigning it.

In search of a 'fresh start' and with a shoestring budget the mum, who lives with her partner Harriet Waite, 31, and her two children, Enzo, 7, and Brody, 4, spent two years transforming the filthy tip into a dream home.

Charlotte Greedy’s son Brody’s bedroom before the renovation
(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

The living room before the renovation
(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

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Speaking of the end result she said: "I love the outcome of what I’ve achieved here, it’s a great feeling knowing I have accomplished that when I had nothing to my name two years ago.

“Everything I’ve done and continue to do is for my two little boys, I’ve worked my socks off to provide them with what we have now."

Charlotte previously made headlines a year ago when she transformed a tiny space into a dream bedroom and play area for her young son for just £240.

She also completely redesigned a run-down, dingy bathroom for less than £100 using eBay and B&M Bargains.

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In a video clip of her latest project, she shared incredible before and after photos of the property, which she claimed was a pit of drugs, cigarettes and trash when she first bought it.

After throwing herself into the project the home is now unrecognisable.

The stunning dining room is now finished
(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

Charlotte Greedy, 28, from Pontyclun, Wales has enjoyed a passion for DIY from a young age
(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

She said: "I’ve always had a passion for DIY and trying to do it on a budget where I can.

“I’ve searched Pinterest since I was a kid and loved watching other people’s transformations, which then led to me doing my own.

“I did the decorating all by myself. I couldn’t afford to renovate my kitchen and bathroom fully when I moved in, so I did them both on a budget."

In redesigning the home Charlotte had to source budget materials to renovate her property at minimal cost, hunting for bargains wherever possible.

Charlotte is pleased with the outcome
(Image: @missgreedyshome/Jam Press)

For the kitchen and bathroom, which cost around £700 in total, Charlotte used vinyl flooring from B&M and fastened it with spray glue.

She also painted the tiles and kitchen worktop, as well as applied stick-on tiles to some surfaces and she ripped out old cupboards and shelves, adding a matte grey finish.

The remaining budget was spent on furniture and decorations and the renovation, which was completed without any help from professionals, took two years to complete.

In a message to others looking for DIY hacks she said: “If you were in the same place I was two years ago with nothing, keep going, do not give up and push through.

“There’s always light at the end of the tunnel and when you can’t afford the nice new kitchen or the nice new bathroom, there are other ways to make them beautiful for such a small cost."

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