Wash day The Mangle Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum in Navenby is a preserved example of a simple, early Victorian, Lincolnshire cottage. With walls only a single brick thick and the only modern innovations an inside toilet, cold water tap and electricity, it offers a glimpse into life in a bygone age. The Cottage and Visitors Centre at the museum display artefacts and information relating the life and times of Mrs Smith in a rural village from the Edwardian period to the late 20th century.
Baseboards, which take a beating from passing feet, rambunctious pets, in-transition furniture pieces, and wayward vacuum cleaners, often need touching up long before it's time to repaint walls. Rejuvenate woodwork with a thorough cleaning and fresh coats of paint. If needed, patch dings and prime over dark marks before painting.