24 April 2014

Where Hobbies Collide - - -

Not Quilting  - although Patches were being made, and Mitre joins cut
Not Cake Decorating - yet Icing Skills were required
No - This time it is RENOVATING!

This long Easter Holiday was the time that we had set aside to renovate DS#1s bedroom.  Simple really, a little paint here and there, a new light fitting and curtains?

So where exactly did the hobbies collide?


Hanging Cornice over the old boring plain cove that has adorned the top of the wall for the past 24 years.

I actually like hanging Cornice although it is a 'pain in the neck' to do.
(My Physiotherapist is going to have STERN words with me when she finds out.)

But this time I had help -
after all .... It IS his room we are renovating!

And he does need to learn Exactly what is involved.

So we measured twice and Cut once and hoped that it would fit.

Cornice Cement was mixed and quickly "buttered" on to the back of the new Cornice.

So - Where does the Hobbies Colliding bit come in?

I have often stated that if there is a tool for the Job - use it ...
But if there isn't one?
Then the best thing to do is - IMPROVISE!

Yes folks
I am using an Icing Bag  to pipe Cornice Cement into the gaps!

Actually - it worked REALLY well and saved a lot of time and mess.

Now I think it is on to the 'fun part' - Painting!
Stay Tuned for the big "reveal" Next week


  1. I am sure you will be happy to see it all finished. Decorating if fun but when it's done it is more fun. LOL
    Hugs Bunny

  2. Hahaha I'm so glad you found enough photos to make a blog post! You and your family are so multi-talented, I find myself learning heaps about DIY projects :D

    Looking forward to seeing it all finished in your next post!

  3. Great idea the icing bag LOL. I must remember that one for my DS when he gets to that stage on his unit to be one day?????? Cheers Glenda