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beckandbubs

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9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Our kitchen "resurfacing" PICS

country chook... I knew someone on here would love the old kitchen! I didn't hate it, it just wasn't right for this house. It's a modern style house, would…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Our kitchen "resurfacing" PICS

We are finally finished (well almost)! From the tired old 80's blackwood kitchen with black floors and black benchtops to our lovely clean modern kitchen. What a difference, as I'm…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
cheap paint vs. one coat paints

What are people's experiences with using the one coat paints? I'm painting white walls (that have turned a little grey with age, haven't been painted for about 20 years). I…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Another question for the tilers out there...

Umm... the tiler would be us. :(
But we've had success! We bought a really good diamond bit and a spray bottle of water and got several…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
SWEATY SINK!!!!!! VERY WEIRD

Could there be moisture coming from the cabinets surrounding it? Condensation would only form on the sink if there was moisture somewhere below it. Maybe there is a leak from…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Another question for the tilers out there...

We have tiled our kitchen splashback with lovely 300x600 rectified porcelain floor tiles. We are very happy with the results but unfortunately the holes cut for our powerpoints are too…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Spray painting raked ceilings

Ok so I've spent the entire weekend painting our raked celing in one room, the kitchen. It's nearly killed me! The beams are mission brown and the rest of the…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

Wow, sounds like miracle paint. I wish I had some! It probably doesn't exist for a reason.
Maybe that's my problem in the old place, I was probably painting over oil…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

No, that would make it grey.

:)

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

I haven't had good experiences with water based enamel/gloss acrylic (same thing IMO) either. I find it's very thin and you need at least 3 coats. In my last house…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

Thanks for your info. I need to do another coat either way as I can still see the original timber through the paint. So my options are: paint one more…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

I have a dilemma. I'm painting shelves that will be used quite heavily in a white gloss. I have done one coat with oil based enamel and now wished I…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
for those with induction cooktops

I love my induction cooktop. I'm still getting used to it, the power settings for example, and I haven't quite mastered cooking pancakes yet. :(
BUT I…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
panelled / routed doors

We have just changed our doors on our rather dated kitchen. We had routed doors in a dark timber and replaced them in an off white flat door. It looks…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
HELP! Our tile colour is darker than we thought

It looks great! Why change it?

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Groovy powerpoints...

I just went to P&R on South Road. All they had were catalogues. Their display board has been taken away because apparently they are all changing... so there might be…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Groovy powerpoints...

But surely there is something other than Saturn... I like to have more to choose from. I guess the fancier they are the more you pay!

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Groovy powerpoints...

We have finished our kitchen splashback and it looks great. We used 300x600 honed rectified tiles, they have a matt grey finish. Amazingly they wipe clean really easily.
Anyway, I can't…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

It looks like you are growing the rootstock rather than the grafted/fruiting variety of passionfruit. Sorry to say this buy it won't give you nice fruit and will sucker all…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Floor tiling

We have slate floor tiles in our kitchen and dining room. They have moved over the years and are now cracked and most of the grout has lifted. So we'd…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Blumotion adapter

Does anyone know where I can buy a blumotion softclose adapter? This is the kind of thing that can be retrofitted to doors or drawers to give the softclose mechanism.…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Splashback tiling advice

copper pots and garlic bulbs? Wow, that's something different.
We are going to purchase the tiles today, $140 for tiles compared to $200 for glass splashback... I think I'll choose the…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Why not laminate?

We just covered our tacky old 1980s laminate with the Roxx stone (like a stone veneer) and it looks fabulous! You wouldn't know that it's not solid stone. It cost…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Splashback tiling advice

Why not have matt finish tiles? They can look very modern and it's just a contrast to an all gloss kitchen. In my opinion anyway. We might change our minds…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Splashback tiling advice

So we've found some tiles we like for our kitchen splashback. They are a 300x600 recitfied porcelain in a matt finish. I'm not convinced that matt will be easy to…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Induction cooktops and cookware

You can get an induction cooktop and oven all in one but it was rather expensive. Can't remember the brand but a tope end one.
I've just bought a baumatic,…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Tiling splashback advice

So replacing plasterboard may not be too hard or expensive, but geez it's messy removing the old stuff! We took down our old tiled splashback on the weekend and the…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
Replacing cupboard doors

I am doing something similar but for my whole kitchen so I've shopped around a bit. I guess it depends on what finish you are looking for. Laminex doors I…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
just cabinet doors

Thanks for the tip grinder! I rang a local spray painting place and I've worked out a solution. If I get doors made in MDF (and yes they drill the…

9 years9 yearsbeckandbubsbeckandbubs posted:
just cabinet doors

Thanks Earl.
Yes the cabinets on demand company predrill holes included in the price. At least if I measure the doors myself then I have no one else to blame…

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