I’ve been too busy with DIY jobs to blog for a while. It’s always the same at this time of year – the sudden realisation that the weather is getting steadily worse, the hours of daylight are reducing, and I’d better get on with things or they’ll have to wait until the Spring.
In the last couple of weeks my dear husband and I have:
- replaced the old grey-plastic-with-peeling paint soil pipes running down the outside of the house from the bathroom with shiny new white pipework
- cut two square holes in the tarmac in our back yard and filled them with cement, ready to take an aluminium supporting structure for a covered walkway
- put a mist coat and two top coats on a newly plastered ceiling, then touched up the walls around the top edge
- fitted new plinths under the kitchen units
The last item has been on the “to do” list for two years, ever since we painted all the doors of the kitchen units white. Now we have white plinths to match, made from melamine faced chipboard. That’s not my ideal material, aesthetically speaking, but it’s fine for a surface down at floor level that needs to be hardwearing. The old plinths, installed in 1995, were made from two standard plinth boards stuck together – we are both above average height and wanted our kitchen surfaces higher than normal – and weren’t fit to paint.
I have made a start on something more crafty though. I’ve cut these shapes from paper to test my design, before I use a laser cutter to make the same shapes from thin plywood. Can you guess what it’s going to be?