Lockdown DIY

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Before lockdown my vast toolkit consisted of a hammer, a saw and various screwdrivers.  I have now added to that impressive list with the addition of, not one, but two different types of electric sander.

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This project was to keep me quiet for many weeks  It’s amazing how much dust comes off one set of garden furniture…………..

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So much so that after phase one of my DIY I had to completely clean out the garage and wipe off my forlorn golf clubs which were propped in a corner looking all unloved !

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I started this project full of enthusiasm, but as the days passed I started to be more concerned about what was happing in the boxed sets that I was watching on the television. I got a second wind and finally finished the sanding down just in time for……….B&Q to open!

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It was quite exciting for another type of shop to be open. I didn’t even mind the queueing, the weather was good and all I needed was a few bottles of teak oil to finish off my project!

 

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So here it is in its full glory, my lockdown DIY project. I feel rather chuffed that I have managed to save a table and chairs that were looking really quite ropey, and we now have something for our guests to sit around when we are finally allowed to entertain again!

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On our second trip to B&Q the queues weren’t  quite as long, but we still had to wait outside and this time it was raining!

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1 Response to Lockdown DIY

  1. Tony Payne says:

    The garden furniture has come up nicely, good job. I never used to have a lot of tools, and I still haven’t got a power saw, sander or decent drill, but I have over the last few years invested in a number of good tools for the garden. It’s been a real bonus working for a tool company as I can not only get them cheaper, I can get refurbished tools as well.
    This year I invested in a pressure washer, which has been a great bonus. Usually I borrow one over Easter, but realising that the offices would be closed down I purchased one and it means I can now wash the paving down any time I need to not just once a year.
    Last year I invested in a blower/vacuum and an electric hedge trimmer, both of which have already paid for themselves.
    Went to B&Q last week, but the one-way system was really confusing and made the store worse than Hampton Court Maze to navigate.
    Good to see you blogging again. I need to add some more posts on my blog, but have been busy on my jokes site instead, over 2,000 posts now!

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