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Only 4 weeks to IKEA!

Only 4 weeks to IKEA!

IKEA Services This day 4 weeks IKEA will open its doors in Dublin and I cannot wait!

Did you know that IKEA don’t just sell furniture but they also provide a range of services. Some of you might know that IKEAs products come flat packed, i.e. kitchens, units, shelving etc. If you are daunted by the thought that you or your loved one will be …

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Please remove your shoes

Please remove your shoes

No shoes!This is controversial. Should you make visitors remove their shoes before entering your house?

If you have a shoe-free policy, it”s a good idea to warn visitors in advance so they are sure to wear their best socks. In many German homes, this is the norm. You will notice rows of shoes neatly lined up outside apartment doors.

So why do …

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Breathe new life into old furniture

Breathe new life into old furniture

Retro FurnitureThe days of upgrading your sofa with every new interior design fads are well and truly over. It”s time to focus on buying quality classic pieces that won”t get tired by next season i.e. time to give your furniture a facelift without paying the price of an actual facelift!

Reupholstering furniture can be easy and fun. Firstly, find a suitable fabric. Next you need to …

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Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Protection MaskLooking for a safe way to clean your home? Ammonia may make the place look nice and clean but be wary of the toxins that you can”t see. If mixed with bleach, it gives off toxic gases which can be extremely irritating to the eyes and nose, not to mention the internal organs such as the lungs. It is also poisonous and therefore not …

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The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

Painting Time

If you have decided that it’s just too much work to remove layers and layers of old wallpaper, then painting over wallpaper may be the lazy option, but could be your only option.

If the wallpaper was originally applied somewhat haphazardly, removing it may damage your walls. So this is the lazy option, but be careful. Painting over wallpaper is a tricky job …

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Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Wallpaper Wallpaper comes in and out of vogue but it not to everyone’s taste. It can be a godsend for covering up bad plasterwork, but it can also be a nightmare to stripping away those hideous patterns. Here are some simple steps for getting rid of the dreaded flock.

Prepare the area. You don’t want to ruin your floors so cover them up. Start …

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Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

How to paint a ceilingWhen starting a paint job, always begin with the ceiling before you get stuck into the walls or skirting boards. This avoids paint splashes on areas that you have already painted.

Preparation is key.

  • Cover all furniture and flooring.
  • Use a step ladder and a roller to get maximum paint coverage in the quickest time.
  • Using an extension handle on the …
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