Tag Archives: decorating

A mystery project

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 … 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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When will it end?

We’ve spent all week preparing the bedroom for redecorating. and haven’t even applied any paint yet.  Under the wallpaper we put up in 2001 was a lot of wallpaper paste, the stubborn remnants of the woodchip paper that we inherited … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday DIY

Monday was a Bank Holiday.  Most unusually, it was hot and sunny.  But did I spend the day in the sunshine enjoying the last blast of summer?  I did not.  I spent it (and the weekend before) indoors, wearing overalls … Continue reading

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