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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 13:59 
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Would be a good Twitter update

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 14:35 
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Love that wallpaper Mimi.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 14:36 
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Would be a good Twitter update

Haha!

It really lifts the room Mimi, I can't wait to see it all finished. :)

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Would you describe yourself as being on the fence about it?

Maybe get neighbours from all sides together and have a panel discussion.

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Zardoz wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Would you describe yourself as being on the fence about it?

Maybe get neighbours from all sides together and have a panel discussion.


Then escalate it to the board.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 15:03 
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MaliA wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
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Would you describe yourself as being on the fence about it?

Maybe get neighbours from all sides together and have a panel discussion.


Then escalate it to the board.


That's just overstepping your boundaries, personally I would hedge my bets for now


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Trooper wrote:
Would you describe yourself as being on the fence about it?


Yes :DD

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I simply don’t understand people who don’t like setting fire to things.

It's the mess it makes and the tidying up that I don't like.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 0:19 
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Warhead wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
I simply don’t understand people who don’t like setting fire to things.

It's the mess it makes and the tidying up that I don't like.


Just burn the mess too then.

Then burn the house

Then move to a new house

Repeat

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Fires and fire-fighting are cool, so long as you don't do it to satisfy your ego.


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Fires and fire-fighting are cool, so long as you don't do it to satisfy your ego.

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Fitted gutter and down pipe to utility room and replaced some old guttering over dining room and fitted in a water butt this weekend.


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Flows really fast on the last one! :D

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We’ve nearly finished the craft room now. We wallpapered two walls and I painted the other in a chalk paint shade ‘Greige’ which I love. We’ve hung up the little additional table to hold the plotter, and we’ll hopefully move the main table in tomorrow. The big Kallax unit was awkward, as it was only when we went to build it that we realised it said you needed two people, snd it had to be assembled laying flat, and it’s built too-down. But the room wasn’t big enough to assemble it flat, so we had to build it bottom-upwards. Then the very final bolts have to be attached from underneath. Still, we managed it fine, and it fits perfectly once we got it into place.


We put in a curtain rod, some curtains and lampshade, and it’s nearly ready for the table and chair. I popped up a little cloud shelf my Ma sent as well which instantly made me happy that I chose that paint colour.

Oh, and I painted that dark wooden windowsill white.


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That looks like a wonderful space. :luv:

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Nice work. love me a good kallax.

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Where was the cloud shelf from?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:04 
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My mum :D

But it had a sticker on the bottom that said Sass & Belle, which seem to be stocked loads of places. There are a few on eBay for about £10: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sass-Belle-W ... 890.l49286

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MaliA wrote:
Nice work. love me a good kallax.

They’re super handy for D’s toys. I’ve got some 25l plastic lidded tubs from Dunelm to hold things like wool (which I can’t put in the normal pull out boxes as they need to be moth-proof), and it makes it easy to see what is where.

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Mimi, that looks lovey.

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Thank you. I’m really happy with it. I feel just really happy in there.

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Looks lovely.

I know the room isn't very wide, so space is a premium, but a flush to the wall fold downable long bench on the left wall would be awesome for fabric layouts etc... Or is it too tight for that?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:32 
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I think it’s too narrow to make it work. The little table you can see on the right is attached to the wall and folds down, and there’s another larger table that fills the rest of the wall under the window, which gives me a good sized sewing space. I actually find it easier to cut out with a rotary cutter, on two A1 cutting mats on the floor. This is a much larger sewing surface than I had previously. Now I just need the ironing part to do itself. :D

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Aeons ago we bought cabin beds for the kids. They had to be assembled in the room in which they were to be used because they would be impossible to move afterwards, being too big, too heavy, and would probably have collapsed under their own weight and ungainliness.

This was OK in my daughter's medium sized bedroom, but my son was in the box room with barely enough room to work when it was lying in its front, which I'd HAD to be for assembly. If we'd realised this and checked the size of the things before ordered them we wouldn't have bothered.

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Flooring down!

We've had to keep moving things around, so you can't see it properly at the moment. But it's looking nice. :)


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Hurrah!

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What level of effort/skill do you think would be required to change built-in wardrobe doors from the hinged 'open outwards' style to something that slides on runners?

It'd be so much easier in the kids bedrooms if their built-ins had sliding doors.

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There are many different systems out there. Your first concern is to get a system that will deal with the weight.
Then there are handle issues, if they stick out they’ll need swapping so that the doors pass each other smoothly.
Usually, runner systems have adjustability to keep the doors level, but the marking up and rebating for the doors may require a router.
Then there’s the rail. Is it to be mounted on the wardrobe and if so how? Or is it going to be mounted on the ceiling, and is it level, do you know where the joists are.

So, no, it isn’t straightforward

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Also, if the original carcasses are chipboard, they might not be strong enough to carry the weight of new hardware


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You could always use some sort of curtain arrangement instead of doors.


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Save room space by having them open inwards.

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Could you cut doors in half top to bottom and hinge them to bi-fold?

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Just take the doors off


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