Never Hang Wallpaper with Your Wife: Decorating and Renovating from a Guy's Point of View

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Trafford Publishing, Feb 13, 2007 - House & Home - 158 pages
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Never Hang Wallpaper With Your Wife is a humorous look, from a guy's point of view, at home renovations, decorating and home repairs, and how it can affect the relationship of a husband and wife. It is liberally sprinkled with handy tips, do-it-yourself information and laced with humorous anecdotes.

Hammar, now retired and living in British Columbia, was one of Canada's earliest home improvement experts. The experience and knowledge, gained over fifty-two years in the field, is shared with you in a way sure to make you laugh as you learn. The information in this book is not only from Hammar's experiences but also from that of friends, family and his audiences on radio, television and at home shows. There are dozens of innovative handy tips and ideas on how-to and how-not-to. Many of these tips are accompanied by clear illustrations of the project.

When asked if he really is an expert in the DIY field he says, "According to one dictionary an expert is 'one who has great knowledge or skill in a particular area'". But, in the words of my former wife, "In the case of Michael Hammar, I think an expert is a person who has done something wrong so many times, has finally found the right way, and now wants to be paid to tell people about it".

This book is funny and, at the same time, very informative with down to earth stories and ideas. Avoid the "how-not-to" frustrations and chuckle at one man's struggle with home repairs and renovations. See how one "guy" deals with the "boss" on the job.

You will surely identify with some of Hammar's experiences and laugh as you learn.

 

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Michael Hammar was born William S. (Bill) Peckham in Niagara Falls, July 19, 1931. He was a shy child and his mom and dad had no idea he would turn out to be one of Canada's foremost authorities in home renovations, appearing over a thirty-year period on radio, television and home show stages across Canada.

Bill worked in the lumber business for nearly 20 years. He held jobs from yard-hand to marketing and advertising manager of one of Ontario's largest independent retail building centers.

In 1971, while working as marketing manager at a lumber company in St. Catharines, ON, Bill approached a local radio station about hosting a home-renovation radio show. The call-in, home-renovation show was born, the first of its kind in Canada. Bill took the stage name Michael C. Hammar. His stage presentations were popular features every year in home shows from Vancouver to Halifax.

As Michael Hammar, Bill wrote for magazines and newspapers, broadcast on local radio, wrote and hosted the national television show, Don't Move Improve. He has shared his knowledge and experiences with literally millions of people throughout his long career.

Bill (or Michael, as many will remember him) retired after fifty-two years in the home-improvement field... nearly 30 years of that time as a broadcaster, writer and entertainer. He was a pioneer in his field. In 2002, like so many other pioneers, Bill moved west to Kelowna B.C.

With his new wife and partner, he is still performing, but now as a singer and comedian, at many seniors' homes and retirement villages in the Kelowna, B.C. area.

Michael Hammar was born William S. (Bill) Peckham in Niagara Falls, July 19, 1931. He was a shy child and his mom and dad had no idea he would turn out to be one of Canada's foremost authorities in home renovations, appearing over a thirty-year period on radio, television and home show stages across Canada.

Bill worked in the lumber business for nearly 20 years. He held jobs from yard-hand to marketing and advertising manager of one of Ontario's largest independent retail building centers.

In 1971, while working as marketing manager at a lumber company in St. Catharines, ON, Bill approached a local radio station about hosting a home-renovation radio show. The call-in, home-renovation show was born, the first of its kind in Canada. Bill took the stage name Michael C. Hammar. His stage presentations were popular features every year in home shows from Vancouver to Halifax.

As Michael Hammar, Bill wrote for magazines and newspapers, broadcast on local radio, wrote and hosted the national television show, Don't Move Improve. He has shared his knowledge and experiences with literally millions of people throughout his long career.

Bill (or Michael, as many will remember him) retired after fifty-two years in the home-improvement field... nearly 30 years of that time as a broadcaster, writer and entertainer. He was a pioneer in his field. In 2002, like so many other pioneers, Bill moved west to Kelowna B.C.

With his new wife and partner, he is still performing, but now as a singer and comedian, at many seniors' homes and retirement villages in the Kelowna, B.C. area.

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