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Making A Kid’s Den in the Cupboard Above Our Stairs

Our house is always evolving, and I don’t think it will ever actually be finished! We have begun a little new project, requested by our children, and as with everything house-related, it has escalated. We are making the girls a den in the cupboard above our stairs. I’m hoping to only use materials we already have in the house, to make it zero-cost and zero-waste. Here is the progress so far…

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House to Home, Make & Do

How To Paint a uPVC Front Door: Everything You Need To Know

When you bought your house, did it come with a beautiful front door, or are you making do with the uPVC plastic door you inherited? We are firmly in the second category, and I’ve never liked our dated, yellowing old plastic front door. We’ve had a few (eye-wateringly expensive) quotes for a new composite door over the years. But since our door works fine, it’s hard to justify replacing it. So I set about finding out how to paint a uPVC front door. Several people have been  ...

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House to Home, Make & Do

How to Upcycle a Tea Trolley into a Drinks Trolley

I have been saving pictures of gorgeous drinks trolleys on my Instagram account for months now. But whenever I looked into buying a drinks trolley, they are all mega expensive. I’d rather rescue something old from landfill than buy a new one anyway. So I’ve been scouring eBay, Gumtree and my local Facebook selling pages, to see if I could get an old trolley to upcycle. And finally, a few weeks ago, I found The One. This old vintage tea trolley looked kind of sad, but was only  ...

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