In the black: This woman transformed her boring kitchen for just £60

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Kitchen transformation
It's amazing what a lick of paint can do (Credit: Abi Hugo)

Getting a new kitchen fitted is notoriously expensive - but with a few clever tricks you can give your existing kitchen a totally new look for a tiny fraction of the cost.

Read more: Here's how to give your kitchen a budget makeover

That's exactly what Abi Hugo, a DIY and interiors influencer who goes by the handle @thewhitethistle, managed to achieve, detailing her transformation with a video which has since gone viral on TikTok and Instagram.

Watch this: Before and after photos of 6 sensational kitchen makeovers

Using nothing but paint and hardware, Abi spent just £60 to get a totally fresh looking kitchen. Going for a striking and sleek monochrome theme, she updated her cream kitchen cupboards with bold black paint, in Blackjack from Frenchic Paint.

The kitchen before its makeover... (Credit: Abi Hugo)
The kitchen before its makeover... (Credit: Abi Hugo)

She also spruced up her cupboards with new gold handles from Amazon, which look far more up-to-date than the pre-existing silver ones, and covered her pale blue metro tiles in a coat of white tile paint from Ronseal.

From soft sage to deep forest, green is 2021's most popular kitchen makeover colour. But if you're brave enough to plump for a punchy black, the results can be surprisingly upbeat and liveable.

Black kitchens can have a Scandi vibe (Getty Images)
Black kitchens can have a Scandi vibe (Getty Images)

"It’s crazy how much happier I am every time I walk into this kitchen now! The Magic of Paint! All my black kitchen dreams have come true!" White wrote on Instagram. "I have wanted a black kitchen for years and I think everyone thought I was crazy!"

So are you ready to paint it black?

Watch this: 7 amazing kitchen makeovers