Change in the garden

In August 2019 we started work on fixing up our front garden.  We had lawn that was not really what you would call lawn as it was full of moss and very rarely if ever looked lush. I decided to make some garden beds to replace much of the lawn.  I set out the hose…

Some renovation required

I forgot to take a picture before I started taking off the old brushwood on this archway but now that I have, you can see where paint is required before I put on new brushwood.  When I painted originally the brushwood was attached to the wood so I could only paint up as far as…

Fixing the ceiling on the portico.

The ceiling on the portico in front of our house was replaced a few years ago.  When it was replaced the new ceiling looked terrific and we were delighted with the result. Move on a couple of years and a few heavy rainstorms over time and the ceiling was beginning to look a bit suspect….

It has taken a year. . .is that procrastinating?

I wrote a blog post in October 2017 saying that I wanted to redecorate our bedroom. This is how our bedroom looked then.I have almost finished the redecoration and it has taken longer than I anticipated. The reason for the delay in starting was summoning up the courage to tackle using chalk paint.  I checked…

The sky is falling in. . . .

Not really but the ceiling was falling down. Our carport was suffering from a sagging cornice and I tried to repair it.  The trouble was that it couldn’t be repaired by me! In this photo you can see where an exploratory cut was made to see what the problem was.  The result of that was…

Karchering is addictive and it makes things look like new

This is a Karcher.  By golly it is a great gadget!  I took the Karcher down to my daughter’s as she wanted to clean the paving bricks at the front of their house.  I can say that by the time I left we had cleaned everything that could possibly be cleaned.  The place was sparkling. …