Don’t be a DIY Disaster! This video gives some words of wisdom and has lots of vintage comedy clips including Laurel and Hardy!
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The DIY retailer has been in the news again this week after independent DIY retailers complained that social housing tenants in certain areas of the UK had been given vouchers which were only valid to be used in B&Q stores.
The schemes are run to encourage tenants to do their own DIY but smaller retailers are up in arms in areas such as Manchester, Leeds, Stoke on Trent, South Tyneside, Kirklees and Swansea, as they have been left out of the equation.
This could, and is, affecting the independant retailers’ businesses and a meeting to discuss the situation in South Shields should have taken place yesterday. We will wait to hear on any developments and hope these schemes can be opened up to include all relevant DIY stores in the regions concerned.
We found this brilliant blog post on Swoon Worthy which we think is a fantastic example of a mini garden makeover. They have created a lovely little area in their garden now which they can sit out and enjoy (bring on the summer!), and it has personal style which we think is inspiring.
There are lots more pictures and notes on what they did and how they did it on the blog post - check it out. If anyone has more garden makeover projects they have done or are in the process of doing, let us know and send us some pics – we’d love to see!
A bizarre news story of an ex-Wickes cashier who has been put in prison for 13 years for corruption and theft has hit the headlines this week.
James Ibori, who worked for the DIY store in Ruislip, London when he lived in the UK in the 1980′s and who was convicted of theft from the shop, then went to live in Nigeria where he became the governor of Delta state. It was while he was governor that he has reportedly committed fraud totalling nearly £50 million.
The court in Southwark heard how while governor between 1999 and 2007, he systematically defrauded the people of the Delta state and in particular fraudulently obtained £23 million in the sale of the state’s share of a Nigerian phone company.
Judge Anthony Pitts said in court “You lived modestly in London in the 1990s and no-one I think hearing at that time would imagine the multi millionaire high profile governor that you became some eight or nine years later.”
Our guide to different types of wallpaper explains the variety available on the market today, from printed, foil and flock to anaglypta and woodchip or washable wallpapers. Our project on wallpaper adhesives will help you decide which type you need for the type of surface and paper you are using.
If you are looking at doing some wallpapering, we also have projects on how to hang wallpaper, the trickier task of how to wallpaper a ceiling, how to prepare new plaster for wallpapering, and of course how to strip wallpaper.