Mat

A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

March, 2020

  • 7 March

    Refinishing Wooden Furniture, Cabinets and Floors

    Refinishing Wooden Furniture

    Before you commit to a total make-over of that wood surface first try Liquid Gold. If further repair is needed try Murphy Oil Soap applied with a paint brush for the flat surfaces and a toothbrush for crevices and wipe with a clean dry non-abrasive cloth. Follow this with some …

February, 2020

  • 28 February

    Contemporary DIY Headboard: Wood Squares Headboard

    Contemporary Headboard

    You can make your own designer looking DIY contemporary headboard almost for free using scraps to create a modern look. This DIY contemporary headboard is made from scraps of wood or small pieces of wood you cut your self. This is an easy wood working project and prefect for beginners. …

  • 21 February

    7 Ways To Remove Tough Ink Stains From Carpets

    Removing Tough Ink Stains

    Ink stains are probably one of the most horrible stains. They leave a stain that is not easy to scrub. The worst thing about ink stains is that no matter how much you want to avoid them, they still occur at the slightest miscalculation. Some of us even keep paper …

  • 14 February

    How to Remove Linoleum Glue from a Wood Floor

    Removing Glue From Wood Flooring

    Back in the old days, hardwood floors were very time consuming to take care of. They not only were dust collectors, but had to be frequently waxed and polished by hand, using a rag and lots of elbow grease. It should come as no great surprise that when linoleum hit …

  • 7 February

    How To Install A Dishwasher

    How To Install A Dishwasher

    When I bought my 1967 Spanish/Ranch style house, one of the things that didn’t work was the old dishwasher. I don’t use dishwashers much anyway for just one person, but when I’m canning produce from the garden, it’s unparalleled for sterilising jars. After a dinner party, it’s my best friend. …

January, 2020

  • 31 January

    Guide To Cleaning Your Gutters

    Cleaning Your Guttering

    The leaves from fall and the snow and gunk from the winter all seem to accumulate in your gutters. This can lead to a lot of wear and tear on your eaves and overhangs. There is also the fact that the backed up gutters can cause water damage to your …

  • 24 January

    How To Fix Broken Couch Springs

    Broken Couch Springs

    Living room furniture is one of the greatest expenses when furnishing a home, and when a couch must be replaced because of broken springs, it can cost a small fortune. Furniture is available in sets, and when one piece is damaged and must be replaced, the entire set is destroyed. …

  • 17 January

    How to Create an Efficiently Organised Bathroom Cabinet

    Bathroom Cabinet

    Searching through a bathroom cabinet while getting ready for work can get aggravating especially when you can’t get to the things you need, and the things you don’t need are falling to the counter top. You’ve always told yourself you were going to reorganise it and, since you have the …

November, 2019

  • 20 November

    How to Revamp Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank

    Revamped Bathroom

    No matter how small your space is, remodelling a bathroom is no small feat. There are a lot of things to consider, such as design, functionality, and, most importantly cost. On average, remodelling a bathroom in the UK cost as much as £4,000, and an extra £1,000 for all the …

  • 4 November

    How to Set Up a Home Security System Yourself

    How to Set Up a Home Security System Yourself

    Without a security system, your home is vulnerable to a burglary. This not only makes your personal belongings unsecured, but puts your family and yourself at risk as well. With crime rates being on the rise, it is crucial to update your home by adding a home security system. Unfortunately, …