With Christmas coming also comes a new year shortly after which means the inevitable flurry of making lists and resolutions of what to do or not do in the year to come!
2017 is going to be our year of finishing all those niggling DIY projects that have been put off so far! We have lived here for just over a year now and until we signed a longer contract we were hesitant to put right some of the problems we faced. All the issues are superficial so thankfully no major work needs to be done but we do have a broken dishwasher to fix, windows that need their hinges fixing, a fence that needs some major TLC and lots of other minor jobs.
With renting we are lucky in that we have no major room upheavals to do, no structural changes to make and no fitted kitchen or bathroom to update. The great thing about having our own garage now though means that I now have the space to work on pieces of furniture like I use to love doing – you will have seen some of my dressers that I have renovated. There is no better feeling than getting an old piece of furniture, cleaning it, sanding it down and painting it with a fresh clean colour to create a new shabby chic love that would cost you a fortune in well known high street stores!
I have always love renovating furniture though and with that comes its own issues that I didn’t even know about! Did you know 33% of people are like me and love upcycling but only 4% would concider sanding, sawing and drilling into old furniture a risk. A lot of old items may contain asbestos and tampering with it could lead to direct exposure! I would never have even thought about that had it not been highlighted in a recent campaign by Slater Gordon (mesothelioma compensation lawyers) They have created this infographic to bring awareness of different dangers around the home during DIY.
This is a collaborative post with Slater Gordon