Woman renovates 120-year-old home with funds – adding disco space and ‘grass’ walls

A woman refurbished her impressive 120-year-old home to include her own quirky touches, including 3D ‘grass’ walls and a disco ball area, all on a budget only 1,550 pounds.

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Woman turns 120-year-old house for just £1,550

An enthusiastic DIY-er has inspired interior design fans around the world after documenting the extraordinary transformation of her 120-year-old home.

The woman, known only as Tay, bought the glamorous property in 2020 and started stamping her own unique stamp on it, adding quirky details like baby print furniture cows, disco balls and 3D ‘grass’ walls.

The 28-year-old from San Francisco has completely transformed the quaint home to fit her own fun style, complete with colorful prints, colors and eclectic objects, all on a relatively short budget of £1,550.

Since then, she’s been sharing her renovation through TikTok, with her frugal approach and fun taste in decor that has amassed 568,000 admiring followers.

The house is 120 years old


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Tay has added many of her own personal touches


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In one particular post, which has racked up 37.6 million views and 7.1 million likes, Tay shows how hard she’s worked on her one-of-a-kind home improvement project.

Showing her followers the hand-painted mural on her ceiling in the hallway, Tay then moves into the bedroom, where she creates a 3D grass-like wall

The creative homeowner can then be seen painting eye-catching green rope loops on the wall next to her stairs and hanging shimmering disco balls in her living room area.

Viewers also enjoyed her cow print chairs and beautiful hand-painted wall designs.

Tay had support from her boyfriend Andrew, who works in industrial design


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Tay, who learned do-it-yourself skills through YouTube tutorials as well as through old-fashioned trial and error, didn’t choose any particular theme and saw the space as a reflection of her imagination. her positive, tied to aspects of things that she finds to be fun.

She speaks: “[My favourite room] is the living room – it’s a reminder of all the work I’ve done on the house. Everywhere you look is a massive project that I did entirely on my own and that is the obvious result of all my work. I painted a mural on the ceiling, made a giant mirror with a cow print on demand, I pasted paper on the wall for the first time, and made a velvet headboard behind my couch. “.

Tay got help from her boyfriend, Andrew, 28, and the couple just moved in together.

Given that Andrew is an industrial designer, his expertise has proven to be very helpful throughout the process and he’s become Tay’s “forerunner” for DIY questions. .

The Tiki bar was the most difficult aspect of the project


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According to Tay, the ambitious work has proven to benefit her mental health, helping her cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that leaves her “crying constantly and scared” for your health”.

Tay said: “I just bought a place to live so I felt trapped and couldn’t get out. I decided to completely change the house and all the white walls so it was a fun and safe environment. inside.

“I’ve been spending all of my free time doing projects around the house and this really motivates me to get a lot of things done in a quick amount of time. I love solving problems and figuring out how to do it. do their own work”.

She added: “I think I did everything to the best of my ability and I couldn’t ask for more. I’ve always loved the high arched ceilings, crown moldings and original hardware above all. the doors. It has incredible historic charm and accents that remain in the house.”

Tay, who began her renovation by purchasing 5 gallons of paint to create a mural without realizing she was buying too much, advises others who want to pursue similar endeavors to “get started.” with paint and see where it takes you.”

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