Staying at Home Ideas

Jobs & projects to occupy your time

We’ll keep you busy with suggestions

that aren’t too ambitious and that might trigger your memory about another job around the house that has to be done.

Freshen up the entry into each room

Have a look at your architraves (door frames) – they may look a little worse for wear.  Freshen them up in a couple of hours:

  • sand back chipped timber & fill in some dents – if you want to (character is good – a home should show how it’s been loved).
  • Apply No More Gaps around the top, sides and inside the door frame.
  • Apply 2 coats of gloss white oiled based enamel paint.  You could use ‘Builder’s White’.  It’s a half unit of black tint per litre of white gloss paint.  It removes the starkness out of the white.

The transformation is amazing!

Now… if you have some paint leftover, or loved the idea of seeing such a great change, keep going!  Do the skirting boards too.

Freshen up outdoor furniture

Buy some outdoor stain for furniture revival – spray, brush or roll on.  Add a pot with succulents to the table and some replacement cushions.

Paint wall tiles

Do you have some wall tiles that look dated?  Update the look of wall tiles in your kitchen or bathroom.  Clean and then paint with the White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer.  White Knight® Tile & Laminate Primer can be used on interior ceramic wall tiles – including the wall tiles in your shower recess, laminate and melamine. Then apply your preferred paint colour over the top.

This product is not suitable for tile floors.  We’ve provided this link to the White Knight site for instructions.  Have fun!

Fix your leaking taps

Grab this gear in store and click on the link for instructions on fixing leaking taps.

  • 12mm (1/2”) washers (these are most commonly used inside the home)
  • O-ring
  • Jumper valve
  • Reseating kit (if necessary)
  • Wrench /spanner or tap spanner set
  • Multi-grips (if necessary)
  • Screwdriver
  • Tap lubricant
  • Cloth

How to fix a leaking tap – so easy!

Replace your front door

Improve your home’s curb appeal. Hang a new front door and give it a lick of paint that will stand out.  Follow these instructions and get some inspiration from the gorgeous colours on the right.  Call us about your desired colour and we’ll see if it needs a mid base – there are amazing exterior paint bargains in mid base.  See below!

How to hang a door – not for the faint hearted – but doable!

Choose an outdoor painting project (or your new front door)

We have amazing specials on Valspar exterior mid base paint in low sheen, matt and gloss from 60% off normal retail price.  If you like one of these colours, call us and we can tell you if it’s mid base and you’ve received a great deal on paint. There are 4 popular Colourbond colours – call us about your preferred non-colourbond colour – anything on the colour spectrum and we’ll tell you if it needs a mid base.

Buy your paint here on the Globe website, pay online & pickup in-store.  Get it tinted when you pick it up, purchase your brushes and accessories and it’s another project you can enjoy while stuck at home!

Create an outdoor cinema

We have portable projectors in stock (limited numbers) for $199 rrp $329.  Combine that with a painted sheet of MDF, put it in your back yard – throw down some pillows, arrange some chairs, incorporate a fire pit – anything goes for comfort.  You’ll be the family hero for being so creative and clever & our weather is the best for outdoor movies.

painted tiled walls before and after

At Globe, our customers come first & so we’re doing more for homemakers, renovators, and tradies.


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