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Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 16-10-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,608
Posted By mondubics
Did you see the thatched cottage being renovated?

http://jrnl.ie/1725736
Apparently its very popular.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 09-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,173
Posted By mondubics
I love the plant idea!

I love the plant idea!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-07-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,537
Posted By mondubics
Yes, its well worth watching

Yes, its well worth watching
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 03-06-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,722
Posted By mondubics
Beautiful, (and imaginative!) well done

Beautiful, (and imaginative!)
well done
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 11-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,915
Posted By mondubics
I'm not surprised she loves it - great job!

I'm not surprised she loves it - great job!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-12-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,612
Posted By mondubics
It looks really lovely! If you go for arm covers,...

It looks really lovely!
If you go for arm covers, I would suggest doing something similar to AONB. The panel should be a rectangle a bit wider than the arm, and a bit longer than you want, and the...
Forum: Home Improvements 22-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,889
Posted By mondubics
Now, I'm not a builder or an expert, but in the...

Now, I'm not a builder or an expert, but in the 1950's houses were sometimes made of single solid blocks, or concrete, so maybe its the drill bit?
Forum: Home Improvements 13-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By mondubics
how about navy dye?

how about navy dye?
Forum: Home Improvements 11-08-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By mondubics
Parazone and bleach are really hard to deal with....

Parazone and bleach are really hard to deal with. They don't so much stain the fabric, but instead they remove whatever was used to create the original colour. My black cotton trousers have a few...
Forum: Home Improvements 08-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By mondubics
sewing tutorials online

http://www.allfreesewing.com/Basics-and-Tutorials
This is an american site, so the measurements and references might need 'translation', but I found it useful for a few things.
They do a weekly (?)...
Forum: Home Improvements 31-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By mondubics
One of the 'foreign' supermarkets occasionally...

One of the 'foreign' supermarkets occasionally sells 'sticky stuff remover', either in little wipes, or in a can. But its only available from time to time.
Other than that, I'd try white spirit.
Forum: Home Improvements 31-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By mondubics
I was planning to do lavender scented bags...

I was planning to do lavender scented bags recently, but I couldn't find a local source for the lavender. I didn't want to import it, and anyway, I draw the line at making things for charity events...
Forum: Home Improvements 31-07-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,074
Posted By mondubics
There is another way to make cushion covers, that...

There is another way to make cushion covers, that doesn't require zips. Take this slowly, and pin one together first, to make sure you get the folds right.

1. cut a piece of fabric that is the width...
Forum: Home Improvements 29-05-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By mondubics
Thanks Gormal, I'll keep that in mind too. The...

Thanks Gormal, I'll keep that in mind too. The area is very small, which is particularly annoying, so I'll go for the solution that costs least in the end (but that meets one of the criteria I've...
Forum: Home Improvements 28-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By mondubics
Thanks Eibhlin, I knew someone here would know...

Thanks Eibhlin,
I knew someone here would know the answer.
I'll try that.
Forum: Home Improvements 26-05-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By mondubics
now the leak is fixed, how do I deal with the stain?

Hi folks,
I'm sure several people on the forum will know what I should do....
On a stormy night, I checked all the rooms, and found a small stain on the wallpaper at a join, and on the ceiling above...
Forum: Home Improvements 30-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,897
Posted By mondubics
I have a ceramic hob and built-under oven in the...

I have a ceramic hob and built-under oven in the space where a range would have been, so there is a chimney over it. I have used small white rectangular white tiles - don't worry, they come in panels...
Forum: Home Improvements 23-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,364
Posted By mondubics
That was a nice gift to get. How many to a box? I...

That was a nice gift to get. How many to a box?
I have a wall of them in my house (from counter height up to the apex of a sunroom ceiling) and I love them. If you go more than 2 or 3 rows high, you...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 30-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,046
Posted By mondubics
That is fantastic, and I love the way you spread...

That is fantastic, and I love the way you spread the pictures through the story! Well done.
If you haven't planted the planter yet, it might be an idea to line it with plastic (with holes in it for...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-04-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,321
Posted By mondubics
It looks really good. the title is a bit...

It looks really good.
the title is a bit confusing - are you now trying to get rid of it, or inviting chickens to come and stay?
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 23-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,367
Posted By mondubics
Did you know that there is a theory that the...

Did you know that there is a theory that the bottle with water in it (better still a balloon) makes insects see a magnified image and scares them away? ;-)) Very good if you are hosting a BBQ.
Not...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 14-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,219
Posted By mondubics
Fantastic - an idea for flat-pack sales maybe? It...

Fantastic - an idea for flat-pack sales maybe?
It looks really cosy at Christmas - even Shrek has pulled up a chair!
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 16-01-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,313
Posted By mondubics
I nearly didn't open the thread when I saw...

I nearly didn't open the thread when I saw 'stuffed birds' ;-))
Lovely
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 02-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,073
Posted By mondubics
The granite looks (more than) ok. I'd maybe try...

The granite looks (more than) ok. I'd maybe try to find tiles to cover just the inset part - you could get them in a boot sale (in the summer probably) or by rummaging in charity shops.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 02-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,325
Posted By mondubics
Love the dog.... but he looks as if he thinks you...

Love the dog.... but he looks as if he thinks you pulled a fast one on him! I'm sure its a cozy kennel though.
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