The frugal woman creates a ‘cloak room’ in the hallway for free – makes the space seem larger

One woman went viral after sharing how she transformed her hallway for free, creating an ‘illusion’ in the process making her space appear larger than it really is.

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Woman transforms her hallway with clever paint trick

When it comes to our homes, many of us will wish we had more space and more money to make this place feel like something other than Pinterest.

But it turns out it may not be as expensive or difficult as we initially thought.

One knowledgeable woman shared how she completely change her hallway, creating the illusion of a ‘cloak’ space – and it cost her nothing to do.

Angie Talbot, from Leeds, confused social media users after she shared snaps of the hallway transformation on Facebookrevealed that she just used some paint to give the room a whole new feel.

People think it looks like there’s a ‘cavity’


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The 45-year-old social media manager said it ‘costs nothing’ to create the illusion of a painted cape.

She explains: “I didn’t have the space for a cape in our house, so I created the illusion of a cape using paint!

“This is possibly the cheapest makeup look I’ve done and I hope it inspires those who don’t have a house or a big budget that something like this is possible.

“I share more budget offsets on Instagram account @loves_leeds_homes. ”

The post has received more than 1,300 likes and hundreds of comments with users believing that Angie has a respite wall in her hallway.

Angie converted her house on a budget


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She shares updates on her Instagram account


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But Angie revealed there was no rest or extra space, she simply created the look by painting the walls and around the ceiling.

She explains: “I’ve always loved the idea of ​​a cape, but like many people, we didn’t have the space. I wanted to create the illusion of a cape using paint.

“I took measurements, then carefully masked the area. The preparation took longer than the actual painting!

“The beauty of this project is that I was able to ‘shop for my own home’ and use the paint I already had.

“It cost me nothing but a few hours to make this project!”

Living room first


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She made her waiting room look completely different


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Angie revealed it took her several hours to create the illusion and that all it took was paint, tape and her own time.

But she admits the hardest part of the makeover was working with the radiator since it’s in the middle of where she needs to paint.

However, she soon realized she could paint the radiator, too.

She added: “Without the budget to reset the radiator, I decided to work on it and paint it as well.

“I’m happy with how successful it was, as the heatsink came together well and created the illusion that there was a dent.

“The reaction on social media has been insane! It’s funny how so many people have taken the time to comment on it, especially since it’s such a cheap and simple idea that anyone can do it. And as a bonus, it doesn’t cost anything!

“The funny thing is I decided it wouldn’t cost anything but I didn’t have enough paint so I mixed together the two greens I already had so I had enough.

“The coat hangers are already hanging on the wall so I don’t need to buy them.”

Many Facebook users took time to comment on Angie’s DIY, praising her work and saying they were misled by the ‘delusion’.

One person wrote: “This is amazing, I had to do a double!”

Another commented: “Wow! That’s smart! It really looks like a break”.

A third shared: “Wow that’s clever, I thought it was a break until I read your post and took a closer look. What an ingenious solution.”

Meanwhile, a fourth user replied: “Wow! Can’t believe how much bigger it looks from just one coat. Well done.”

Other Facebook users also revealed that creating illusions is an effective way to give different rooms in their house a complete makeover – on a budget.

One woman explained how she created the illusion of a hallway with different types of tiles.

While another described how they also used the paint method to create a dining area in their kitchen.

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