Not a bad use of time at all (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
A woman has used her spare time during lockdown to undertake DIY transformations of her house and share satisfying time-lapse videos of the work.
Lucy Tallyn, 33, has a keen eye for style and, after spending eight years working in the fashion industry before being furloughed, turned that eye toward home improvement.
She shares photos and soothing time-lapse videos of the projects she undertakes with her tens of thousands of followers on Instagram, posting under the username @lucys_hillside_house.
Lucy, from Surrey Hills, Surrey, said: ‘I was furloughed for a large portion of 2020 and decided to use this time to renovate my home and garden.
‘I filmed everything I did and posted it to social media.
‘I love all of the projects that I’ve done, and I’m so pleased with the finish given that I am a novice.
‘I have to say my garden is my favourite, even though it’s not finished and probably won’t be for a long time!
‘Renovating the garden has given us an outdoor space that we can use, which has been particularly useful during lockdown and the rule of six.
The kitchen before (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
The kitchen after (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
How cute is that? (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
‘Usually the biggest challenge would be finding the time to do the projects, especially when you have a full time job.
‘I was lucky that I had been furloughed for most of my projects.
Her stairs before (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
Her stars after (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
Lucy has gained a huge following online (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
‘Friends, family and my Instagram community always seem so excited to see what I’ve been up to and are so supportive.’
Lucy credits her videos for her recent success on social media.
The guest bedroom before (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
The guest bedroom after (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
She said: ‘After steadily growing my social media accounts over the last year, I am shocked at how I’ve suddenly gained 45k Instagram followers in three weeks because of my videos.
‘It is amazing to think that I have a following of such warm and caring people who I enjoy interacting with on a daily basis.
The garden before (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
The garden after – although Lucy says it’s not quite finished (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
Lucy said her favourite project has been the garden (Picture: Lucy Tallyn/SWNS)
‘My videos are about sharing ideas on what you can do with a space and showing people that if I can do it with zero experience then so can they.
‘It just takes a bit of research, planning and prep work.’
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