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Buying & selling antiques & collectables : A beginner’s guide

Thinking of getting into antiques dealing but have no idea where to start? We’ve put together a comprehensive beginner’s guide on what to look out for when buying, valuing, storing and selling antiques and collectables. Table of contents Jump to the section you are interested in.. BUYING ANTIQUES – Why buy antiques – What to Read more

Survival Guide: What you didn’t think to pack for University

You’re off to start a new adventure full of independence, new friends & new found responsibilities at University. You’ve already got the essentials covered, but what about those added extras? Stay ahead of the game with our recommendations…    Kit your student digs out with Friday-Ad! Bedroom Lots of blankets (students can be stingey on the Read more

Top ten collectors items

People collect all sorts of things from expensive art to second hand junk. The next time you go to throw something away, whatever it is, it’s worth remembering that there might be someone out there who is collecting it. Owning a substantial collection of anything can be satisfying especially when you think back to the Read more

Fender bass guitar guide

Fender practically invented electric bass guitars in the 1950s. These iconic instruments were the first to gain widespread recognition and it could be argued that the formula for a good bass guitar has remained pretty much unchanged for 60 years. Many musicians use a Fender bass guitar because they are dependable, simple and can be Read more

Cashing in at car boots: 10 things you must do

Car boot sales are an excellent way to sell off items you no longer use and make money at the same time. Additionally you have the advantage of being face-to-face with the buyer, which allows you to use your sales skills and natural charm to sell items and agree on a price. Like anything, however, Read more

Christmas on a Budget | Presents

Christmas is fast approaching and that means you’ll have to start thinking about what to get the little ones. However, it’s never as simple as that is it? They always want the latest gadget or toy and you are forced to pay over the odds for something that might only get played with for a Read more

Top Tips |Prepare for the winter weather

With winter fast approaching homeowners and drivers are being reminded of the importance of preparing for the wet and icy weather. It’s hard to predict what kind of conditions we’re in for this November, December and January, but year after year the experts recommend simple precautions to prevent costly problems and disruption to our  routines. Read more

How to | Chalk Paint Table with Hutson and Grey

We recently found this veneered piece on our travels and like much old furniture, it was in desperate need of some TLC. The beauty of using Chalk Paint is that no sanding or priming is required prior to painting. All you need to do is give the piece a gentle wipe down to remove any Read more

How to | Halloween Decorations For Your Home

Just like at Christmas time, decorating your house can really get you in the Halloween spirit. Here are some super fun projects anyone can have a go at to transform your place into a haunted house. What’s more, you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money on Halloween decorations to make your home look Read more

Top Tips | Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is officially upon us and that means one thing. It’s time to get those creative juices flowing, buy yourself a pumpkin, and get your carve on! Here at Friday-Ad we love carving as much as anyone so we have compiled our Top Tips to make sure you have the perfect pumpkin carving technique. After Read more