Breathe New Life into your old Treasures

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Jack’s Refurbishing and Reupholstering Tips There is no right or wrong time to reupholster or refurbish your favourite piece of furniture. Many of us live with furniture that shows the wear and tear of daily living and, as it gets older, we wonder whether to repair or simply replace it. Why … [Read more...]

Clever Projects for Leftover Paint

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Paint is easily one of the best ways in which to give a room or piece of furniture a dramatic makeover - a simple lick of new colour and you have a whole new look! So maybe you’ve found that perfect colour, got your tins at your local paint and hardware store and have finished your project. Now you … [Read more...]

Prettifying Front Doorways

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Remember that house on your street with the cute red door? Of course you do! There’s nothing more memorable than a prettified front door. After all, it can often be the only distinguishing factor between your house and all of the other ones that look just like it. Breathe some new life into your … [Read more...]

Two DIY Projects for Hanging Stuff

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If you like rolling up your sleeves and tackling DIY projects, you may as well put all of that left over hardware and paint to good use! DIY projects needn’t be restricted to painting an old bookcase or hanging pictures on the wall, you can also get really creative with some of these fun and unique … [Read more...]

Just an Old Bookshelf? Think Again

Just an Old Bookshelf? Think Again

  At some point or another you may have had a sturdy bookshelf somewhere in your home. Perhaps at one point in your life it was filled up with books, sometimes assorted knick knacks. Before you decide to toss it out for a newer version or some floating shelves, think again. With some … [Read more...]

Helping You Understand the Meanings of Different Decorating Terms and Painting Techniques

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After reading the brief explanations below you will have a clearer understanding of what these commonly used decorating terms mean when you next page through a DIY magazine looking for inspiration.     Colour washing - this painting technique uses diluted paint, resulting in a … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: Colour and Design Principles

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Giving your house a new coat of paint will lift your spirits. It’ll feel like you’ve been given a new lease on life. Not only that, but painting a house can add immense value to it (think of the property market). So it is definitely a good idea to paint your place before putting it on the market. … [Read more...]

All About Blinds

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All About Blinds Windows are the eyes of your home, and tatty-looking windows with worn-out curtains or plain features can really give off an overall drab look. You’ll be surprised to see how a few hardware supplies and some beautiful blinds can transform a room. Are you looking for an … [Read more...]

Stunning Statement Walls

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Stunning Statement Walls Everyone’s talking about statement walls. They are a much easier way in which to make a bold change in your home without drastically changing an entire colour scheme. In addition to this, a statement wall is a great way in which to fill up an otherwise bare space … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: Lovely Lace Stencilling

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Painting Advice: Lovely Lace Stencilling Lace has long been hailed as a luxurious, feminine openwork fabric. Delicate lace speaks of femininity, vintage eras gone by and dainty chic patterns that allude to sophistication. You needn’t only use intricate lace to adorn your windows, beddings and … [Read more...]