Mum makes her old dining table look brand new with just a lick of paint and saves herself hundreds

A CRAFTY mum-of-two has saved a fortune on buying a new dining table after she decided to spruce up her existing one instead. 

Desperate for a new one, the mum decided to change it up with just a lick of paint – and it looks like a brand new table.

Her dining table and matching chairs had a solid pine wood finish, but lacked any special detailing or luxurious finishes.

It still appeared to be in great condition, so buying a whole new table would have been money wasted.

The mum shared a snap of the table to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, and explained that she desperately wanted a new table but couldn't justify the cost knowing her two little ones were likely to ruin it.

So instead, she simply painted the table legs and the chairs an antique white turning it into a chic and externally modern six-seater dining table.

Alongside a before and after photo, she wrote: " I was dying for a new dining table and chairs but with two babies it’s just not worth it as things just get ruined, so decided to add a lick of paint to the one I already had I’m chuffed with the results."

And later revealed she'd used Rust-Oleum Antique White chalk paint, with two coats enough to completely transform the entire table.

Other members of the group were super impressed by the easy and affordable transformation with many saying they'd also done something similar with theirs.

One person said: "absolutely gorgeous, great idea."

"Looks so good , think you have saved yourself a few bob," another said, "Why even think off buying a New one when you can make it look like New."

And added: "Don't want to come and do mine do you lol "

The post has since racked up almost 3k likes, with many surprised by how amazing it looks.

In other news, we shared how one mum turns a shabby Wendy house into an amazing outdoor café for her kids for just £14.

Plus we shared how one bloke transforms an old cabinet into an epic mini bar for less than £20 with a splash of paint and LED lights.

Plus Mrs Hinch fans are turning their toilet rolls into BOWS – and they look so good you won’t want to use them.

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