FFX Website and Delivery Review 


We were recently asked by the lovely people at FFX, they asked us if we could place an order through their website and then review it for them.
The Website

We used the website through one of our phones and found the mobile site extremely easy to use and we easily found what we were going to order. On the mobile site there is a clear menu that is split into four categories: Tools, Hardware & Consumables, Clothing & Protection and Outdoors & Garden. Each of these categories are then split into sub-categories making it extremely easy to find exactly what we wanted.

We placed an order for some painting and decorating bits, including rollers, paintbrushes and a tray.

We’ve recently had some minor building work done and as a result our front room needed some painting done.

The Delivery

Once we had placed the order we got a confirmation email stating that the order was being processed and then one stating that it had been dispatched.

Two days later we received the order. Amazing speed and service.

The order came as compact as they could get it considering what we had ordered and as such our postman could actually fit it in his post bag. The items were rapped in plastic and well taped in. As the items we ordered weren’t breakable that was more then sufficient and also good for the environment as there was no wasted packaging.

We were pleasantly surprised with the ease of use of the website and the speed of the delivery, granted not that quick if you work in the trade but there were other delivery options for next day etc.. but more then quick enough for someone that does DIY in our house and that’s it.

Our Order

1 x Axus Magnetic Brush Holder

1 x Faithfull Plastic Roller Tray 9in

1 x Faithfull Filling Palette Knife 100mm

2 x Faithfull Roller Frames 9in

2 x Faithfull Phenolic Roller Sleeve 9in

1 x Faithfull Paintbrush Set 5pc

A review of these products along with our decorating escapades will follow soon.

 

2 Bottles of Milk were paid in the form of a voucher for this use and review of the FFX website. The above account is a true and honest experience that 2 Bottles of Milk received.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Project: Refurbishing A Kids Garden Bench.

A couple of years ago we bought Oliver a kiddies sized garden bench. 

Well after two years of standing up to the great old British weather it was in need of a bit of TLC. 

So off to a well known DIY store we went to get some bits for the bench. 

Well the easy bit was the brushes, however when it came to what colour and product to use we struggled. The question was, Did we just sand it down and revarnish or paint it in a colour that the boys chose? 


Well in the end we decided to paint in a colour that Oliver chose which was blue. Shouldn’t have been a surprise really as it’s his favourite colour. Luckily because of he size of the bench we could paint it with a couple of tester pots so the price for this including the brushes was around £5 for the whole job as I already had sand paper at home. 

We started out by sanding down all the wooden slats, we should have really taken the bench apart but it was a knightmare to put together when we first got it and I wasn’t about to relive that knightmare after painting. 

So once we had sanded down all the slats I quickly wiped them down with a damp cloth to remove any excess dust and then the fun of the painting began. Oliver loves this bit and once I had pointed out that he had to do between the slats as well kept reminding me that I was missing them. 


It took us around 45 minutes to paint the bench and then we left it to dry in the sun. 
Next morning Oliver went out to check on the bench and called Leo out to have a look. Both the boys love their freshly painted bench and it should be good for another couple of years now. 

Decorating Your Children’s Bedroom Part Two: Converting a Kura Bed

  
Ever since we found out we were pregnant with Leo I have been googling space saving bunk beds. 

All the ones I did like were well out of our budget until we visited my brother. My nephew has the Kura bed from IKEA and my brother had placed a double mattress underneath while we were there for somewhere for us to sleep. 

It got me thinking and a quick google showed me that a few people have had the same idea of turning it into bunk beds. 

We have had the bed nearly a year now and have decided while we are decorating we would start the transformation of the bed.
There were three things we wanted from the bed

  1. To have proper slats 
  2. For the chest of drawers to still be underneath 
  3. A guard so Leo can’t fall out 

We have changed the plans so much from the original plan but we are so happy with now it was turned out. Here is the final bed and photos of now we did it. 
 

Before Picture
 
 
Creating a False Wall to Box in the chest of drawers and to shorten the bed to the length of the mattress
  
We covered the ply wood in White sticky back plastic to match the rest of the bed..

 
The finished wall
  
 
The real end on the left and the one we created on the right. Not a bad match if I say so myself.
 
 
The finished bed
 

Decorating Your Children’s Room Part One

  
Just Before Leo was born we decided to swap bedrooms and ever since decorating has been on our list of to-dos. 

We have slowly started gathering ideas together and buying a few bits. 

So over the coming weeks we will start decorating. We will be doing it in stages due to funds and will be updating you as and when we do bits. 

We are all excited to see the final room and to share the journey with you. 

Here is a before photo to show you the room as it is now. 

  
We have already started moving stuff around and prep-ing the walls. 

As you can see the bedroom is really cluttered so we had a good sort out of the toys and took them to a bootsale.

 

Ikea Kura Bed (image taken from Google Images. No infringement intended)
 
The next job is to turn our IKEA Kura bed into a bunk bed so we can get rid of the cot freeing up more space.