Stacey Solomon unveils greenhouse transformation at Pickle Cottage

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Stacey Solomon is known for her DIY skills and innovative upcycling ideas, and her latest transformation has seen her convert a dated greenhouse into a hybrid garden room just in time for summer.

Earlier in the year Stacey spoke exclusively to House Beautiful about her renovation plans for her family home in Essex, affectionately called Pickle Cottage, and she's frequently sharing home updates and snippets from her life with her near-six million Instagram followers.

Now, the TV presenter, author and Loose Women panellist has taken to social media to share how she ‘brought Pickle Cottage greenhouse back to life' – and it turns out it was her toughest paint job yet.

Revealing that the project took around 30 hours, Stacey revealed: ‘Honestly this was the hardest painting I’ve EVER done. But it was SO worth it.’

The tired metal structure has been given a fresh lick of matt black paint to create a bold, modern look, as well as creating a striking contrast against the backdrop of greenery.

Stacey's decision to opt for part greenhouse (to grow plants) and part garden room (creating an outdoor living room vibe) has sparked some debate amongst her followers on Instagram.

'This has been here since we moved in and we’ve grown our tomatoes in it but I was starting to hate going in there and I knew it could be so much more so I needed to sort it out,' Stacey explained.

Stacey's decorated the space on a budget, some of which are from her latest homeware collection with George At Asda. From the scalloped jute rug to the hanging egg chair and the strategically placed festoon lights, Stacey has transformed her underutilised greenhouse into a functional but aesthetically pleasing spot to unleash her green-fingered skills. The Sort Your Life Out star even admitted that she ‘can't wait to hide in here on a regular basis'.

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