Ian Roberts

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Name: Ian
Surname: Roberts
Location: Virginia, Free State
Entry Date: Jun 18, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Other

About the Project:

We were on holiday in Stilbaai, visiting my mother-in-law, just before lockdown started. When it was announced, we had three days to plan and buy our materials from Mossel Bay. In the lounge, we decided to take out the existing carpet and replace it with laminate flooring. The bookcase needed some sprucing up too. We…

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We were on holiday in Stilbaai, visiting my mother-in-law, just before lockdown started. When it was announced, we had three days to plan and buy our materials from Mossel Bay.
In the lounge, we decided to take out the existing carpet and replace it with laminate flooring. The bookcase needed some sprucing up too.
We disassembled the pre-cast braai, levelled out the foundation and re-assembled and painted the braai, outside garden furniture and the precon wall.
The flatlet’s kitchen from 1973 needed some TLC – the old presswood was given an undercoat and three coats of white paint; we also replaced the door handles.
The last job before we left was sanding the 35m balustrade and giving it three coats of varnish.
After lockdown, we went home to get a bit of well-deserved rest 😉

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Laminate flooring, under felt, edgings
7500
White paint
690
Yellow paint
380
Lime green paint
380
Navy paint
380
Door handles
315
Undercoat (1/2 tin)
0
Varnish
920
Cream paint (1/2 tin)
0
Undercoat (full tin)
350
Sand paper
80
Paint stripper
190
Steel wool
0
11185

Contractors:

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Grand Total
R11185