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My upstairs landing is one of the last areas of my home to have a makeover. I’ve been living with cruddy carpets for two years. The walls were battered and marked. The banister was covered in layers of paint. And the spindles dated back to the 1970s. I’m not even going to talk about the […]

Has it really been THAT long since I treated you to my FACE on a TV screen? Well, yes it has! Over one year. And you know why? ‘Cos I have been saving up my best DIY video yet which shows my tiled staircase makeover. Grab a cup of tea and watch me get covered in tile […]

I’ve been living with cruddy carpets for the past two years. They were battered old seagrass ones that were covered in paint, builder’s dirt, plaster dust and a large splosh of red wine. Then in a manic race just a week before Christmas – stressssss!!! – I had them ripped out and in their place I had the […]

OMG! Never – I repeat – Never start an epic DIY job with a cracking hangover. A few months ago I decided to tackle my stairs which involved ripping up the carpet and sanding the wooden steps. This is all part of my grand plan to inject personality into my tiny hallway area. I didn’t anticipate the impact a bottle […]

Although the smallest area in my home, I’ve put a lot of time and thought into my tiny hallway. This is the first of many posts on it’s slowly emerging makeover. Today, I’m going to show you how I replaced my ugly, and quiet frankly, dangerous, 1970s staircase with smart banisters and a handrail from Richard Burbridge. Well, where […]

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