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Guests are arriving and your home looks frightful. Luckily you’re throwing a Halloween party so that’s pretty much the point. Lanterns are lit casting ghostly shadows over the walls and you’ve got a big stack of sweets for any trick-or-treaters that come knocking. But wait! If you really want to fill your guests with dread, decorating your appliances is a must.
What do you do if your appliance doesn’t suit your decor? It’d be a shame to blow your hard earned money on brand new appliances if your old ones are working perfectly well. Luckily there are a whole host of low cost ways to make boring appliances look amazing without having to replace them!
Now, hands up if your DIY workbench is in a corner somewhere collecting dust. Come on, don’t be shy. We know there are workbenches out there sitting under a pile of rusty old paint tins or hanging hidden on garage walls. We’re here to change that!
Fix It Week 2016 starts on 15 October and here at eSpares we’re excited! If you’ve shopped with us regularly over the years you’ll most likely have seen us mention Fix It Week before, but if you’re new to eSpares (welcome) you might be wondering, what actually is Fix It Week?
What’s the first thing you do when your oven’s stopped heating or your fridge has stopped cooling? Well, duh. You turn to your most trusted advisor for advice – the internet search engine. Instantly, you find a wealth of useful information at your fingertips. There’s just one problem. In all of the articles, videos and diagrams, time and time again, the advice is to diagnose your appliance with a multimeter.
Let’s play a little word association game. If we say tool kit you immediately think of nail polish right? Yeah, we didn’t think so. But that little bottle of hard drying lacquer has all sorts of practical uses when it comes to DIY around your home.
It’s fair to say we know a bit about DIY, especially when it comes to fixing appliances. But of course there’s always more to learn. It’s usually us teaching our customers how to repair their faulty fridges, ovens and so on, but this week it’s the other way round!
If you own a cordless drill it’s probably seen its fair share of use assembling flat pack furniture or putting up shelves. But if the rest of the time your drill is stored away there’s a good chance you’re not getting the best use out of your tool!
If you’ve repainted your room a little too enthusiastically and your light switch is splattered with magnolia matt emulsion you don’t have to live with it – change it instead! Replacing a dirty, scuffed, cracked or worn light switch is surprisingly simple.