Thursday 17 March 2016

Hello Spring.....time for some spring cleaning and DIY!

There is something about this time of year as we welcome spring that I feel inspired to spring clean and improve the home and garden with some much needed DIY and TLC.

With upcoming Easter bank holiday providing us with a long weekend at home as well as enjoying some family time and Easter egg hunt and activities with the kids, we have plans to tick off some of the household jobs that have been on our DIY to-do-list for too long now!

Whilst neither of us can boast good skills to do with home improvements we do like to turn our hand to DIY projects and have managed a number of projects and home improvement jobs without any major disastrous or huge arguments that has ended up with us breaking up over wallpapering the walls or assembling furniture.

One of our first DIY projects together as a couple was in our old home when decorated the spare room as a nursery ready for the arrival of our first born Bug. Being a relatively new relationship doing a joint DIY project that required a lot of work with stripping walls, prepping the walls, re-wallpapering and painting a unique mural along with assembling nursery furniture including a cotbed and rocking chair was a bonding experience for us both.

Fast forward 5 years our confidence at doing DIY has blossomed and we have completed a number of DIY projects together from decorating, assembling furniture such as Bug's recently new bed and Jelly Bean's SnuzPod when he was first born, and more complex DIY projects such as laying new flooring and re-tiling.

For the upcoming Easter bank holiday weekend I have unbeknownst to Lee have plans that we re-tile our bathroom and fit some stylish new taps to update the bathroom and make it look a little bit better and give it a hint of new as we banish the old, dated tiles and taps.

Whilst our confidence at doing DIY has grown to double-check that we are doing everything correctly and to help us know how to complete the task to a good standard I find always useful to have a read a few guides to help and get some useful tips from. For our planned bathroom improvement this Easter I have found these DIY advice guides from very useful especially their Bathroom Tiles Advice guide and How To Fit Basin/Bath Taps guides.

Now all I need to do is surprise Lee with our Easter DIY plans......and if he doesn't seem that up for the job I will have to bribe him with a chocolate Easter egg or two.

Do you have any DIY plans this Easter?

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