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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How to revamp an old cast-iron garden bench 

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

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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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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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How to turn a pair of stools into a handy bench

Posted by Graham Smith, on April 14, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Creating a bench for your hallway or porch provides a handy space for your family and friends to sit while taking off their shoes. You can customise it with your choice of colours and can build it to a comfortable height for either adults or children.   With just a couple of tatty old kitchen stools […]

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How to make a chic suspended shelf from an old scaffold plank

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

by Victoria Fitz-Gerald aka @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 […]

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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 turn old paint tester pots into plant pots  

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

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By Sam, Dove Cottage Blog  Not sure what to do with empty tester pots after you’ve used them up? Instead of throwing them out, why not get creative and turn them into some pretty mini plant pots? This is such a simple DIY that anyone can have a go at – and the best part […]

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Upcycling – how to give a side table a new lease of life

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

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By Sam of Dove Cottage Looking to update a piece of furniture, but don’t want to buy something new? Why not give your existing furniture a new lease of life through upcycling? I’ve been a huge fan of upcycling for a few years now, and it’s my favourite way to update something on a tight […]

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