Category Archives: DIY

Nearly new kitchen

Yay! The kitchen cupboards are done. After 3 weeks of dismantling, sanding and painting, not to mention a whole afternoon of rebuilding, stage 1 of my kitchen makeover is complete. The freshly painted doors and drawers with their new handles … Continue reading

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Kitchen cupboard makeover

Our kitchen is in total disarray at the moment, with all the cupboard doors removed and the contents of the drawers stacked on every available surface. It’s all in aid of sprucing up the room by revamping the units. We … Continue reading

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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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