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Cats causing a nuisance: DIY again!

Right guys, I am officially back from a stressful time of ‘puppy training’ and ‘cats misbehaving!’ During my absence, Kelly and I have been doing all sorts of DIY!  Remember that guest room which we decorated with teal striped wallpaper? Well, the cats went a tad bit crazy when the puppy dog came along – they ripped the wallpaper off the wall! Kelly and I had no alternative but to strip the remaining paper and then re hang wallpaper in our spare bedroom.

It was the first time we had ever hung wallpaper horizontally. Thankfully, the wall was not too wide, and we had plenty of room to manoeuvre.

How to hang wallpaper horizontally

The first piece went on far easier than we expected.  And before we knew it, the whole wall was finished.

Guide to hanging wallpaper horizontally

So what do you guys think? Don’t forget to leave your comments!

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What we learned 2012!

Well guys, seen as its the beginning of a new year, we thought what better time to reflect on what we learned from 2012. So here it goes!

Firstly, we learned that we shouldn’t get our bathroom flooring laid by Franks the Flooring Store. Initially they did a diabolical job, and then sent the same guy out to assess/ rectify his own mistakes. Needless to say, when the guy attempted to fix his own mistakes – it became apparent he was in the wrong industry.

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Frank’s the Flooring Store soon sharp sent two people to relay our black bathroom flooring. They did a fantastic job.

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Secondly, we learned not to purchase a headboard via eBay. Our experience of purchasing a faux suede headboard via eBay was very disappointing. Not only was the headboard description wrong in regards to the upholstered material which covered it, but also the colour was not as described. On a positive note though, the diamanté crystal detailing to the headboard was very chic. In this instance, we learned that cheaper is not always better!

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Thirdly, we learned that we love striped wallpaper. Just look how gorgeous our white furniture looks in our teal bedroom. The teal striped wallpaper is awesome!

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Fourthly, we learned that the cats love to be in on the action, especially when it comes to DIY. Take Angel for instance, she couldn’t resist taking down the wallpaper that time when we redecorated the main bedroom. Diesel is more of the gaffa type, he observes the task in hand.

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Finally, other than learning why you should NEVER leave kitchen appliances unattended, we learned that Kelly needed a new door mat for indoor use.

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