I am finally getting round to unpacking my goodies from Sussex believe it or not and here a few of them -
These Practical Householder magazine bring a new spin to DIY - don't you love the covers? A dealer was selling about 20 of them, the price he was offering for the whole lot was too much and he wasn't prepared to do a deal so I settled for just 2. I have to say I picked both out based on their covers!
From 1958, they contain literally everything you would ever want to build. It really does emphasis making it yourself rather than buying something ready made, and it does show how resourceful people were, but then again there weren't the choices then as there is now.
For example, there's an ad to buy a kit to make you own guitar
(You might be able to click on the picture to get a better look)
Instructions to build a china cabinet
Making a chandelier
I'm not sure I would want to undertake making an electric blanket - yes, that's right an electric blanket!!
I love 'Fred Theed's Page - chats about this and that!
The original IKEA
Even then, they were conscious of insulating their house's well to save money on fuel bills
Don't you just love this - ' a folding bed tabe, build this table and have breakfast in bed'
I hope you enjoyed that little glimpse into the year 1958!