Oct 31 2014 | Shopping
I have previously mentioned NeverWet, a unique water-repelling forumla that can be used on a wide range of materials. Now, Rust-Oleum NeverWet fabric spray will be available instore at your local Builders from about the middle of November. You can use the spray on leather, suede, most fabrics, as well as canvas.
Oct 30 2014 | Green Building
If you want an easy way to build a rondavel, using earthbags is one of the most affordable and eco-friendly ways to do it. Using subsoil that you already have, or perhaps from a neighbour digging out a pool, or from a sand/gravel/soil supplier, all you need are some polyprop bags and spare time to build a comfortable rondavel for outdoor entertaining or as a guest bedroom.
Oct 29 2014 | Kitchen Improvements
The trend for painted kitchens continues as products and tools are introduced to make the process far easier. We asked Tanya from Dans Le Townhouse to share her amazing kitchen transformation with us, and if you are looking at ways to update a boring wood kitchen, you are sure to be inspired by this incredible makeover.
Oct 28 2014 | Rust-Oleum Crafts
Not sure how to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays? Or looking for ideas to liven up a gathering with family or friends. Grab some cans of Rust-Oleum spray paint and paint up an outdoor Twister game. This is sure to keep everyone occupied and be loads of fun!
Oct 27 2014 | Rust-Oleum Crafts
You know I'm a big fan of Rust-Oleum spray paint and I am always on the lookout for ideas for using spray paint in fun ways to add a splash of colour to my home. At a cost of around R80 per tin you can paint almost anything with Rust-Oleum; from plastics to wood. Rust-Oleum is not your average spray paint and offers high coverage even with one coat, which means one can goes a long way!
Oct 26 2014 | Paper Crafts
I have been following Lia Griffith for quite some time. Using different types of card and paper she crafts some amazing designs for home decor and holidays. With Christmas just around the corner I thought it might be nice to put together a collection of her decoration and gift ideas for the festive season.
Oct 23 2014 | Garden Projects
When you need to have a large tree cut down in the garden, using a tree feller can cost anywhere from R2000 upwards, depending on the size of the tree - and that's just to cut the tree down to size. That means you are left with a stump, unless you plan on digging up the entire garden to remove the stump and its roots. So what can you do with a tree stump that's left behind?
Oct 23 2014 | Bathroom Projects
There have been numerous projects that feature a chest of drawers or bureau being turned into a bathroom vanity, but this is the first one that I have seen where a desk is re-purposed into an amazing bathroom vanity... and one that can be done easily and without too much fuss.
Oct 22 2014 | Home Maintenance
If you live in an older home chances are you have ugly bumpy walls. For some unknown reason there used to be a time when plasterers thought it was the 'in' thing to give walls a textured finish. That might have been the case then, but now we live with bumpy walls where dust collects and it just looks ugly. But there is a way to smooth those bumpy walls.
Oct 22 2014 | Colour Palettes
Since launching Home-Dzine in 2005, I have converted from decorating with boring beige and brown to using bold colours in my home. Perhaps it was the influence of looking at so many gorgeous and colourful home interiors, or perhaps it was just taking that first step to introduce colour. While I still love the look of neutral and monochromatic colour schemes, to me a room without colour is a room without personality!
Oct 20 2014 | Kids Crafts
Here's a great holiday project where the kids can use their imagination and be creative when making this project. The foundation for this project uses a cardboard cellphone box mould, but you can quite easily substitute another item by looking around.
Oct 20 2014 | Art & Framing
Here's an inexpensive way to make your own chevron wall art using wood stain and metallic paint and half a sheet of 9mm or 12mm pine plywood. You can buy pine plywood at your local Builders Warehouse, or substitute with laminated pine.
Oct 20 2014 | Outdoor Ideas
If you haven't yet set up a space for outdoor dining, we have put together a collection of gorgeous outdoor dining that will inspire you to grab your power tools and some wood, or shop around for affordable alternatives. There are plenty of timber merchants around the country that supply soft, medium and hardwoods that can be had at a price that will allow you to make an outdoor dining table at a fraction of the cost to buy a ready-made dining table.
Oct 19 2014 | Living Spaces
In this DIY project we’ll show you how easy it is to transform plain hollow-core doors into a feature using inexpensive pine moulding. It is a simple and affordable way to add detailing to boring doors and one that you can easily do in a day.
Oct 18 2014 | DIY Projects
When you have a small built-in cupboard for storing all your clothes, finding space can be a mission. Adding a pull-out trouser rack or two allows you to easily sort your clothes and frees up hanging space. Using this design you can make a 'his' and 'hers' pull-out trouser rack to replace two shelves in a small cupboard.
Oct 16 2014 | Decor Crafts
Use cotton or cotton-blend rope to transform everyday items into pretty pieces for a home. You can use cotton rope to wrap plastic bins and boxes, and many other items, to create inexpensive and practical storage for a home. All you need to create pretty and practical storage are plastic bins or containers, a hot glue gun and glue sticks, and some food colouring if you want to dye the rope.
Oct 16 2014 | Decor Crafts
With just one porcelain pen you can transform a whole dinner service, add quirky touches to ceramics, or just have fun creating unique gifts for family and friends. A porcelain pen is easy to use to draw freehand designs - or get ideas off the Internet - and permanently apply to ceramic and porcelain.
Oct 15 2014 | Rust-Oleum Crafts
One of the ladies that attending the DIY Divas Painting Techniques workshop brought along a small table that was in desperate need of a makeover. Dominque wanted the table to have a Moroccan feel to blend in with her planned new look.
Oct 15 2014 | Shopping
Finally, moms can now order beautiful bed sets for a nursery with the introduction of products from one of the UK's top retailers right here in South Africa. Cheeky monkey and chloe cat bedding and accessories are now available to order online for busy moms who want to decorate a nursery in something different.
Oct 14 2014 | Kids Crafts
The December school holidays are not far away and parents are going to be looking for ways to keep the kids occupied. I'm going to be looking for fun and inexpensive crafts that the kids can do on their own, or with a little help from mom or day, to keep them busy. Making racing cars using toilet roll tubes is just one of the projects and it will give you plenty of time to start collecting toilet roll tubes.
Oct 14 2014 | Decorating Inspiration
Why bother going on holidays when you live in a home decorated in coastal style. This casual and comfortable style of decorating allows you to sit back, kick off your shoes and relax... in your own home! Modern coastal style allows you to decorate with earthy colours, or add pops of colour if you prefer a more traditional coastal style.
Oct 13 2014 | DIY Projects
Use reclaimed wood or a pallet to fashion a rustic wood table for your garden or patio. Many stores that stock large appliance, furniture and retail goods use wood pallets and it's just a matter of finding one that is willing to let you take a couple of pallets, either for free or at a small cost.
Oct 12 2014 | DIY Projects
Make a simple storage headboard using a couple of bookcases, or make your own storage shelves following our instructions below. This storage headboard adds easy storage above and at the sides of a bed, and we provide instructions to make the storage headboard for any size of bed.
Oct 11 2014 | Garden Projects
Here's a quick and easy project for making kiddies chairs using PVC pipe that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. The chairs are painted using Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and are finished with colourful fabric seats. You will find more projects like this on www.easyDIY.co.za
Oct 11 2014 | Decor Projects
When I originally stumbled upon this project to recycle plastic milk bottles and make moulds using vacuum forming, I thought it was great. A second look and I realised that you could use this process to make your own moulds for using with plaster of paris, liquid rubber, candle wax or melt down and re-use soap.