Transforming A Vintage Wicker Chair Using Rust-Oleum Spray Furniture Paint 

Posted by Graham Smith, on April 23, 2024. Tags: , ,

I have started the task of emptying my mum’s house, as she recently passed away. There is nothing of much value in the house as my mum never collected or hoarded anything. However, I did find some interesting items. Although they have little value in monetary terms, they would now be considered vintage items.  After […]

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Spruce up your windows!

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , ,

window sill maintenance

by Victoria Fitz-Gerald of @fixing_up_58  Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terraced home alongside my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”), we consider ourselves highly experienced DIYers. I document our progress and publish step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I love antique and vintage features, and I […]

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How to make a chalkboard

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 4, 2022. Tags: , , , ,

chalkboard DIY

Nigel Higgins – DIY Daddy If you have a family, you will know that children have busy school and social lives. In our family home I’ve found that the answer to keeping tabs on multiple schedules is to use a chalkboard.   Intro – what you need to make a chalkboard A chalkboard also serves as […]

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How to paint a Shepherd’s Hut – part 2 

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 4, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

paint lick rustoleum shepherd's hut

Intro For my Shepherds Hut painting project, it is fair to say I didn’t pick up a paint brush myself; this time I let the experts work their magic. Did you notice Belle’s curved ceiling? My shoulders and lower back are not quite what they once were. I did work my magic however with a […]

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How to paint a Shepherd’s Hut – part 1

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 4, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

painting shepherd's hut

Intro “A woman must have the money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. Never a truer word and for this blog we will concentrate on that room and how to make it the perfect writer’s retreat. For me that is a […]

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