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Garden update: painting our brick wall white

Painting our brick wall white

When we replaced our patio, we built a brick wall in front of the lawn. We were really pleased with how the wall turned out and with the improvement it made from the concrete slabs it replaced. I’ve been admiring white walls in gardens on Pinterest for quite some time. I love the bright modern look they provide. I was concerned about painting our brick wall white because the dog and cats are always walking over it, so I was…

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Barbecue spray paint makeover

Barbecue spray paint makeover

A few years ago, my parents bought us a charcoal barbecue as a gift. When we got our house and had so much work to do to improve it, buying a barbecue just wasn’t a priority. It was such a nice surprise to receive one and we really enjoy having barbecues in the summer. We’ve debated swapping to a big gas barbecue many times, but I like having a charcoal one. When there are so many other things for the…

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How to make your tile grout look like new

How to make tile grout look like new

We have found that over time, the white grout over our bath tends to blacken, which certainly isn’t a good look. I’ve been searching for a way to make our tile grout look like new without replacing it. I definitely like to show you the good, the bad and the ugly. And ugly that definitely is! We have a shower over the bath, so I think that the mould likes to grow due to the water hitting the tiles at…

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Painting tips and tricks to make decorating much easier

Painting tips and tricks to make decorating much easier

I’ve done so much painting in our house since we bought it. I can imagine we’ll be doing one hell of a lot more painting in the future too, so anything that can make painting easier and quicker is a winner! Over the last few years, I’ve learnt a few simple tricks that have really helped to make painting easier and quicker. Today, I thought I would share my favourite painting tips and tricks with you, in the hope they…

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How to cleverly disguise ugly cables

How to cleverly disguise ugly cables

Ever since we moved the TV to the other side of our living room, we’ve had cables trailing all along one wall from the socket in one corner of the room to the TV unit in another corner. Having 2 cables trailing along the floor looks messy, so we’ve been trying to find a way to disguise ugly cables. Our first attempt was to tie them together using cable ties and attach them to the wall just above the skirting…

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Living room storage unit makeover

Living room storage unit makeover

When we moved into our first home, my father-in-law kindly gave us an old storage unit he no longer wanted. With several white paint marks and minor dents and scratches, it was looking a little past it’s best. We decided we wanted to attempt a storage unit makeover. After doing some research on the internet as to whether painting laminate furniture was a good idea, we felt that it was something we should try. Not knowing I was going to…

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