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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Breathing New Life into Your Wooden Kitchen Worktops with Rustins Danish Oil

Posted by Graham Smith, on April 19, 2024. Tags: , , , , , , ,

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When we moved into our current home nearly three years ago, it was as if time had stood still since the 1950s. I can confidently say that it hadn’t seen an update since its original construction! Bringing it into the 21st century required a complete overhaul, starting from scratch.  Unfortunately, not a single room escaped […]

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Painting Kitchen Cabinet Doors Using Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on February 2, 2024. Tags: , , , , , , ,

We’re currently right in the middle of winter. It’s cold, raining, and in many parts of the country, there is a good layer of snow. This all means that any DIY jobs outside will have to be put off until later in the year when the weather is a lot warmer. Of course, that doesn’t […]

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Repairing and Repainting Damaged Wooden Doorframe  

Posted by Graham Smith, on December 24, 2023. Tags: , , , , , ,

DIY door frame

We recently had our bathroom renovated, which was a major renovation. Everything had to be completely ripped out so we could start all over again. In the process of removing all the major furniture, we did some damage to our doorframe, so this is my guide to show you how to repair and repaint damaged […]

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Painting UPVC with Bedec Multi Purpose Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 20, 2023. Tags: , ,

Over the last twenty years that I have been a painter and decorator there has been one question that is without a doubt the most popular question. Can you paint any type of surface such as wood, glass, wall tiles or UPVC? The simple answer is yes! Nowadays you can buy paint for any surface […]

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Painting A Wood-Stained Banister Rail Using Rustoleum Furniture Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 20, 2023. Tags: , , ,

There is no doubt that over the years, trends and fashions come and go. This is never more noticeable than in home decoration. Back in the 1950/60s, all wood in a home was stained with wood stain. Invariably, the colours chosen for this wood stain were quite dark, such as mahogany, teak or an oak […]

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How to revamp an old cast-iron garden bench 

Posted by Graham Smith, on September 11, 2023. Tags: , , , , ,

revamp garden bench do it with cans

Create a lovely spot for relaxing in your garden by revamping an old garden bench. We inherited a pair of cast-iron bench ends from a grandparent and, having been stored outside for decades, they were looking rather worse-for-wear, with flaking layers of old paint and plenty of rust.   The seat planks were crumbling or missing […]

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Empty paint can upcycled to a lamp 

Posted by Graham Smith, on September 4, 2023. Tags: , , ,

I always use paint that comes in metal cans, not only because metal is easily recyclable, meaning the packaging can be recycled and avoid landfill, but also because you can reuse the can to create something useful and beautiful for your own home. Cleaned out paint cans are great for storing paintbrushes or as makeshift […]

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How to DIY a Bug Hotel from Cans 

Posted by Graham Smith, on September 1, 2023. Tags: , ,

Bees, bugs and beetles are helpful visitors to your garden. Some insects can help to pollinate your plants, fruit trees and flowers to boost growth, while others eat destructive pests or break down organic matter to keep your garden healthy.   This ‘bug hotel’ project is a great way to attract more bugs into your garden […]

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Renovate Your Summerhouse with Cuprinol Garden Shades 

Posted by Graham Smith, on August 31, 2023. Tags: , , , , , ,

Summertime is traditionally the time when we get out in the garden and start sorting out all the borders, trees and flowers, so it’s all looking its best. Many gardens nowadays have extra garden buildings such as greenhouses, sheds or even a summerhouse. Summer is the perfect time to make sure that all these garden buildings […]

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