PROBLEM: Hide an ugly wall gas meter standing in our previously converted garage/now sitting room SOLUTION: IKEA hack solution using a BILLY bookcase with 2 kitchen cupboard doors attached to the bookcase.

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In last week’s post I spoke about the prep work required before staining a hand rail. Today’s post completes this staircase series and is about staining the hand rail and painting the spindles.

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This week is the start of my 2 week staircase renovation posts. I’ve been procrastinating about writing this post. Aside from wallpaper removal, our staircase renovation was another painfully t-e-d-i-o-u-s,

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In last weeks post I spoke about the beginnings of planning a kitchen renovation and some of the things we had to think about. I also mentioned that we used software to help us design our…

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Planning our kitchen renovation was definitely one of the biggest challenges we faced during our home renovations. The previous owner of our house didn’t really look after the house and the kitchen looked a lot better in the…

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For about a year and a half home renovations and DIY was an all consuming priority in our life. We’ve completed all the major work, but there are still a few minor outstanding tasks that I’m sure will…

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