Upcycling can be the perfect way to update and renovate an older piece of furniture, or a home accessory, that might have seen better days. However, it can seem like quite a daunting DIY project to undertake if you don’t know the tips and tricks of the trade.
Not to worry though, it looks far more complicated than it is and, if you know what to do and how to do it, you should have no problem. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to upcycle and get creating!
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The day your children leave home for either university or to move out into their own place can bring an overwhelming variety of emotions. There will be pride for their independence, their achievements and successes. There will be worry about how well they’ll look after themselves. And, there may well be grief for the shift in your life and the change of situation from that comfortable normalcy that has existed for many years.
Once they’ve been dropped off and moved in, it is often the case that parents can feel a little disjointed and adrift. At this point, it may be hard to think about what to do now that you don’t have to cater to your children, but the time of the empty nest can actually become a really positive opportunity for self-growth and exploration.
Read on to find out what you can do to enrich your time and rediscover yourself.
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Whether you’re thinking about buying a property with the intention of doing it up and either moving into it or reselling it, or you’re wondering about making some changes to your current property, renovation can be both a fun and interesting project to get stuck into.
Here’s what you should consider if renovation is something you’re thinking about.
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If you’re looking for a way to store your photographs, ticket stubs, postcards or other memories, it may be time to consider scrapbooking. Not only does scrapbooking condense all your memorabilia into books, as opposed to taking up space in boxes, it can also allow you to revisit those memories whenever you wish with ease.
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Getting a puppy is an exciting time for any family. That aside, there’s also the responsibility to protect not only the puppy from its surroundings, but to protect the surroundings from the puppy. Puppies, as they are untrained, are much more likely to chew at items in reach and may not be toilet-trained.
To save yourself from destroyed possessions and damp floors as much as possible, here are some of the best ways you can puppy-proof different parts of your home.
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