For those that know me, my DIY skills are A for effort and Y did I attempt it for achievement!
There I said it.If you personality profiled me I’m the head of the arrow who’s only focus is on the target. The problem is when it comes to DIY there’s planning, preparation, multiple coats, waiting for drying, the right tools, perfection and skill all required before the target is met. You can see why we aren’t friends. There’s also the trips to B&Q. My god the trips! Walking down the aisles like a zombified Tim the tool man Taylor (One for the oldies there), I end up spending more money on everything I need that it would cost to get the work done by a professional. And then I do the work! Having brought a very unique but old bungalow/cottage, it has heaps of character but it’s not been looked after. There’s so much work to be done and someone needs to do it. Let me list some of the projects so far:
- Flooring – I did 90% just need to sort beading. Did 90% in a week, haven’t finished yet 🙁 Looks immense though.
- Shelving in Porch – Slightly coming out of the wall!
- Hall Way Lighting – Looks amazing! My homemade light fitting.
- Painting the Walls – I did the first couple of coats and Mrs P finished.
- The Stairs – We ripped all of the panelling off the stairs. Revealed some amazing 1940s features. Got someone in to prepare and paint after I got bored!
- The garden – This is a continual project but I’ve chainsawed, ripped up, dug out Rhodendrons, removed paths and re-grew grass. Got help erecting picket fences and decking!