Awesome mom turns new home with great deal Facebook buys after leaving husband
A mother-of-one who walked out of her marital home with just a bag of personal belongings for herself and her daughter remodeled her entire new home with finds on Facebook.
Anita Tench Lilley had been put on leave from her cabin crew work with a popular airline and recently lost her mother to cancer when her relationship with her husband broke.
She said she was at an all-time low but decided to leave and create a new life for herself and four-year-old Daisy.
And her success in setting up her new home as a single parent on a very tight budget has impressed others on social media, with many asking her for advice and others applauding her success.
Anita, 45, of Widnes, Cheshire, posted pictures as she gave every room a makeover with stunning before and after photos showing the difference her clever finds and personal touches were making.
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She remodeled her bedroom from a simple, empty room to a luxurious suite, complete with a £ 10 chandelier, £ 20 lamps and a gorgeous £ 30 headboard, which she all found on Facebook Marketplace or eBay second hand.
The now single mom also gave her unicorn-crazed daughter Daisy a pink palace, complete with a huge unicorn mural by Wilko and she recycled two cabinets left by the previous owner with white and pink paints.
Anita even tried the bathroom and kitchen, using tile glues and cabinet paints to give them a whole new look.
Speaking to the Mirror, Anita said: “I left my house with a bag full of clothes and my little girl and we shared a bunk bed at my father’s house.
“I didn’t get a dime from my ex, I had to do it all on my own, but I have a sense of accomplishment and I feel empowered.”
Anita was put on leave during the pandemic and decided to work at Halfords in St Helen’s, where she says her manager Donna really inspired her to use tools.
She has her own toolbox and is up for any DIY challenges she faces.
A poster on Facebook read: “Well done for your transformation not only of your kitchen but also of your personal life to, beyond and upwards, keep your shine, good luck for the future you will get there.
“I had to make the same decision years ago with four children that we finally had.”
While another added, “All the makeovers in your bedroom look great. Would you like to come do mine next?”
Anita takes off this week as she returns to her work on board with her maiden flight to Portugal for the holiday company, and says she does so with a real sense of accomplishment and is proud to have inspired others.
She added that although the interior of her house is now complete, her next project is tackling the garden.