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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Giving Your Boiler Cupboard A Makeover with Dulux Trade Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on December 22, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

how to paint makeover boiler cupboard dulux

Every home has at least one cupboard which gets neglected. It becomes a dumping ground for just about everything – hoovers, DIY tools and maybe even unused kitchen appliances. Of course, we all just shut the door and work along the premise that if you can’t see the mess then it’s not a mess!  Our […]

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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 bring a neglected Victorian fireplace back to life

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

victorian fireplace after

Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58  Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DiY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and a […]

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Pimp your kid’s play kitchen (to match your own)

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 10, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

pimp kids play kitchen

Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58 Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DIY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and a […]

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How to create a plant stand from an empty paint can

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

How to create a plant stand from an empty paint can

By Sam of Dove Cottage Blog  Looking to re-use some of your empty paint cans rather than chuck them out? Here’s a really simple DIY to transform the leftover items into budget-friendly decor for your home. Using just an old paint can, some chalk paint, wooden dowels and wood stain you can create your own […]

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How to paint tiles to transform a kitchen or bathroom  

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 8, 2022. Tags: , , , ,

Dulux how to paint a tiles transform

By Sam of Dove Cottage  When you’re stuck with old tiles in your kitchen or bathroom – or even tiles that are not to your taste – it can seem like there’s nothing much you can do to improve the look of them, without replacing them entirely. They can often feel overpowering in a small […]

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