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Kitchen Sink Drama

I’m a firm believer that when you move house rather than change everything at once, it can often benefit you to live in the space for a while and see what works and what doesn’t work for you. 517 more words

Porridgey Looks and Paint Removal

Of course, we all know how difficult it is to remove Weetabix once it has been left in the bottom of a breakfast bowl

Last night, while researching paint removal on a cornice ( I have used the Peel Away system on fireplaces and beams, but it is messy and… 253 more words

Relocation To France

How to disguise an ugly corner.....

We had a dilemma – how to fix or disguise a number of unsightly problems in the corner of the Assembly rooms….  1. A missing piece of wooden panelling.   788 more words


All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling Down House on Feb 19, 2016

I found this book while looking for books related to old house repair and renovation fueled by a memory of a fascinating book I read as a child where a bunch of kids explored an old abandoned mansion. 1,615 more words

Book Club

Stage 1- Front Rooms

Hello 70’s! On my initial walk through of this home, I almost didn’t make it past all of the wood paneling! Paneling EVERYWHERE!!! It wasn’t long before my wheels were spinning and I started to envision the potential in this place! 1,231 more words

1927 Bungalow

From floorboard to kitchen shelf....

I had a lovely man come in and install a beautiful upcycled oak floorboard shelf in the kitchen today.

Two very old oak floorboards joined and sanded….not too much because we want to pay homage to its previous life as well….and then a light coat of wax to seal it. 57 more words