I did up my whole council house in just a week – it was hard graft but so worth it after a year of waiting

MOVING into a new house can be pretty exciting.

Making decorating plans for decorating is one of the best parts of the whole process.

For most people though it can take months, if not years, until those plans turn into action.

For Sarah Mcleon, she couldn't start soon enough though.

After living in temporary accommodation, Sarah and her daughter were finally able to move into their council house and being making it their own.

First the savvy mum got to work by stripping the dated textured wallpaper, with a bit of elbow grease she managed to remove it all in no time at all.

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By day three it was time to give the walls a fresh lick of paint, she revealed she worked from 10am until seven o'clock in the evening.

"It's finally coming together," the mum said when the carpets were fitted on day five of the busy week.

She opted for timeless dark grey carpet throughout the house to add some depth and a more cosy feel.

Although she was still struggling with stripping the walls in the bathroom.

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She said: "The bathroom has been the worst room to strip by far, the walls are really thin and I'm unsure what I'm gonna do with them."

Everything was finally stripped by day six, when Sarah finished in the hallway.

She then spend day seven painting her home a more classic shade of white, and was especially satisfied when the grim yellow door was finally gone.

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The home was complete by day eight, when Sarah finally got to move in with her daughter.

Once the furniture was in the home looked completely different.

Sarah said: "A lot of people asked how I did it all in one week, but I did have a lot of help from my dad."

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People loved the quick turn around: "It's going to look amazing for you and your daughter, it's so hard but so worth it."

Another said: "It's so nice and the kitchen is so big!"

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