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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Porch makeover with Lick paint 

Posted by Graham Smith, on July 17, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Your hallway, or in my case porch, is the first thing you and your guests see when entering a house. Therefore, I think it needs to set the tone for the style of your home… a little taste of what’s to come, so to speak. As my porch was as bland as could be, with […]

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Make a decorative wood panel with Rustin’s Wood Dye

Posted by Graham Smith, on July 17, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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When we had the gas fireplace taken out of our dining room, I found out they hadn’t continued the beautiful bronze tiles behind it. So, I was left with a very ugly bare piece of plaster. I tried to find matching tiles, but when that search wasn’t successful, I had to think of other solutions… […]

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

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

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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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