My DIY TIPS

May 2021

Renovating our workshop taught me many things. I learnt that I could do it myself, to not settle for average and it wasn't that hard.

The biggest thing I learnt was how to build a window architrave. Our window in the workshop was incomplete, there were gaps between the framing and the concrete wall, it looked ugly. With some advice from a couple of builders who follow me I completed the entire job. It looks great now and my pottery wheel sits nicely in front of it.

NIKKI'S DIY TIPS

  • Start with a plan or idea
  • Ask for advice before starting. I was lucky that Ani’s Dad was a painter
  • Check out Pinterest for inspiration.
  • Ask for help at Mitre 10 it will save you time
  • Don’t be budget, spend a little extra buying extra items like tape etc. it will save you making multiple trips back to Mitre 10
  • If you don’t know then ask
  • If you don’t have a builder friend, find one. They are lifesavers!!
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