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How to Paint Skirting Boards…Properly

It’s amazing how simply tackling one or two small features can have such a huge impact on the entire room. A prime example of which being skirting boards – aka baseboards – which are all-too often overlooked by the average DIYer. Skirting boards are something …

How to Brighten Up a Dark Space

Unfortunately, not every interior space is blessed with brilliant brightness. In fact, almost every home has at least one or two spaces that are rather on the dark and dingy side. There are countless factors that can combine to create rather dark interior spaces. Awkward …

Decorate a Room in a Day? It’s Possible…

Okay, so admittedly, ‘decorating’ probably isn’t the word we should have used. What we’re actually talking about is the prospect of painting an entire room in just a day. Something a lot of naysayers out there would say is fundamentally impossible. In reality, it’s surprising …

The Five Golden Rules when Using Primer

Realistically, there should be six golden rules as far as primer is concerned. The first and most important rule being that you actually use the stuff! But assuming you understand the importance of primer, it’s still useful to take a few tips from the pros. …

How to Stencil a Wall Like a Pro

Stenciling is one of the best ways of bringing creative detail into the home, without the need for any artistic talents whatsoever. Of course, there’s always the option of creating your own stencils from scratch. But in most instances, you’re perfectly within your rights to …

How to Paint Trim…Properly!

The longer you live in the same home, the more likely it is you’ll have to occasionally tend to a few decorative duties. One of which being the seemingly simple job of touching up interior trim. It’s not until you actually go ahead and get …

Covering Up Faux Brick

Contrary to popular belief, faux bricks are by no means a new edition to the American home. They may have been popularized once again by industrial design and general hipster movements, but faux brick has been around in one form or another for generations. In …

Update Your Kitchen on the Cheap…With Paint

Contrary to popular belief, updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be an expensive project. It can be as expensive as you want it to be, but it doesn’t have to be. As with most things, it’s simply a case of being savvy with your plan …

How to Strip Wallpaper…Properly

Mention the idea of stripping wallpaper to the average DIYer and you’ll probably be greeted with the same response. That being, a snarl and a grimace. As far as everyday domestic duties are concerned, few are more uninspiring and foreboding than stripping wallpaper. In theory, …

How to Spruce-Up a Wooden Picnic Table

A wooden picnic table makes a great addition to any garden. Not to mention, an incredibly cost-effective alternative to more expensive garden furniture. Brilliant for making the most of the warmer months of the year, a good picnic table can go on serving you and …