Timber Floorboards Get a New Lease of Life

Timber Floorboards Get a New Lease of Life

I was talking to the painter about the mess that was left on the kitchen floor [see Sunday’s post] and how I was going to have to come back after work to try to get more of the vinyl and tar off so the floorboards could be sanded. He says “Well we’ll...
Who Needs a Kitchen Anyway?

Who Needs a Kitchen Anyway?

I’d mentioned before that when renovating one thing leads to another, and that is exactly what happened on the weekend… Now the old kitchen in the house I thought I could live with, hey it’s only for 6 months right? (here’s a reminder of what...
DIY : Removing Carpet Tack Strips

DIY : Removing Carpet Tack Strips

Anyone who’s removed carpet will tell you, it’s not the carpet that’s a pain to remove, it’s the timbers and staples that hold the carpet in place.   When we removed our old carpet over timber flooring we used the following tools: Utility knife Needle nose pliers...
DIY: How To Remove Wallpaper

DIY: How To Remove Wallpaper

With the amount of wallpaper in our house, the first task I set was to remove it! It was a job I was itching to tackle and got started within the hour of getting the keys to the house! Removing wallpaper has to be one of the most annoying and time consuming of all...