Category Archives: DIY

Refreshing the bathroom

We completely refurbished the bathroom 14 years ago and have done very little to it since then.  Not surprisingly, it’s been looking rather “tired” for a while now.  Corners and edges of the textured, white-painted wallpaper were lifting and it … Continue reading

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Hi-fi unit makeover

We have a rather horrible hi-fi unit that we acquired in the 1980s.  It’s black, came as a flat-pack and is completely out of place in our cottagey sitting room. Over the years we’ve modified it to suit different sizes … Continue reading

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A bargain light shade

I’m in the middle of making a light shade. Needless to say, my recent trip to France and Italy has delayed that project, but I have a new shade nevertheless.  While I was researching what type of shade to make … Continue reading

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Conduit rosettes for a light shade

I’m still working on the light shade.  In fact, I’ve been sitting in the sun this week for an hour or so each day while sanding conduit slices smooth and sticking them together.  In the evenings, when I’d normally be … Continue reading

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Making a light shade from conduit

Stacked increases / decreases part 2 My attempts to create an interesting fabric using stacked increases and decreases are bearing fruit.  I’ve produced something with a lot of strange, teat-like structures, like the underside of a sow. This might have … Continue reading

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Final stretch of the decorating marathon

I’ve been a very poor blogger lately.  In the 3 years since this blog started, I’ve never had such a long gap between posts.  The fact is, for the last few weeks I’ve been so busy with work and redecorating … Continue reading

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