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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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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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How to Paint A Fireplace and Gas Fire

When we moved into our house five years ago, it was very dated, yellow and dark. Every room needed major work, including replacing the flooring, skimming the artex ceilings, stripping layers of wallpaper and painting everything to get rid of the yellow and brown. The living room was probably the most depressing room, with black (non-structural) beams across the ceiling and an oppressive red brick fireplace. You can read more about how we transformed our lounge in this post. Making over the  ...

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Budget Frosted Static Cling Window Film Makeover

When we moved into our house, I hung some ‘temporary’ voile curtains, to give us privacy in the lounge. Nearly five years later, they were still there, and still waiting to be hemmed. I had planned to invest in some special window film, but when I was in Wilko last week, I saw some rolls of frosted static cling window film. This privacy film is £6 a roll, so I thought it was worth a try. I couldn’t be happier with the results!

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