May 19 2013 | Dremel Craft Projects
An upcycled cabinet gets a big makeover using a Dremel MultiTool and engraving to transform a rather boring cabinet into an interesting and eye-catching piece.
May 19 2013 | Bathroom Repairs
While mould can be prevented by ensuring proper ventilation, if your bathroom ceiling suffers from recurring outbreaks of mould, or if there are mould stains on the ceiling then here's a way to kill off mould spores and have a beautiful and white ceiling.
May 19 2013 | Decorating Projects
You can use today's paints to transform any feature in a home and today we look at how to paint a porch, whether it's concrete or wood. We show you how to use Plascon Floor Paint and Plascon Velvaglo to transform a drab and boring porch floor.
May 17 2013 | Advanced DIY
If you're looking for bed options for a shared bedroom rather than settle for bunk beds, hanging or suspended beds - or loft beds - offer a solution where you can install beds and still have plenty of floor space for play and study. With the added advantage of being able to buy everything you need at your local Builders Warehouse, these beds are definitely a more affordable option.
May 16 2013 | Beginners DIY
I have featured projects on upcycling wine crates and there are so many other projects on the internet. But what if you can't find wine crates, or if you do but they are overpriced or expensive. As an alternative, you can always grab some offcuts of timber and board and make your own wine crates. Here's how...
May 16 2013 | Paper Crafts
Hosting a party or celebration can cost a fortune. Simply by making your own party favour or gift boxes you will save a substantial amount. Plus, these party favour boxes are also ideal as gift boxes. Add embellishments and decorate to complement a theme or special celebration.
May 15 2013 | Garden Paving Projects
Make this eye-catching zig-zag garden path in a weekend and dress up a walkway or side garden. You can get these small concrete pavers at your local Builders Warehouse, as well as all the supplies you need for this projecty. Or pop into your local garden centre and see what they have in stock while you buy some mondo grass for planting up.
May 15 2013 | Bathroom Craft & DIY Projects
This modular bathroom cabinet is made up of separate cubes that can be added to create the ultimate bathroom storage. Mounted on a sturdy base, you can add cubes with drawers, cubes for shelves, or cubes with doors for cupboard to hideaway bathroom clutter.
May 14 2013 | Painting Projects
I have been longing for a zebra print rug for ages and finally bought myself a large piece of canvas dropcloth and some Rust-Oleum Universal metallic in pure gold so that I can make my own zebra print rug. Once you've got the design done, painting and finishing your own zebra print rug is quite easy.
May 13 2013 | Art and Framing
It's all fine and well being able to make your own picture frames but you also need to know how to mount your pictures to best advantage and display them for best effect. Here are some tips on mounting photos or images to make any framed art look good. Digital photo albums are great, but nothing says personal that a collection of beautifully framed photos or images.
May 11 2013 | Painting Projects
This project shows how easily you can transform a chest of drawers, or any piece of furniture, into a wonderful show piece for a home. This plain chest of drawers is finished with a geometric design in aqua hues.
May 11 2013 | Window Treatments
Pelmets are not only ideal for finishing off at the top of curtained windows, they also look great as a finishing touch for windows fitted with blinds - hiding the hardware out of sight. Here's how to make a box pelmet with supplies you will find at your local Builders Warehouse.
May 10 2013 | Living Spaces
A trend that is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners, especially with today's flexible paints, is to paint a design onto a rug or mat. Thick cotton, sisal and coir mats are reasonably priced and these can so easily be transformed into coordinating flooring using your own colours and patterns. Plascon Polvin is one of the best paints to use, but you can also use Plascon Sure Coat.
May 10 2013 | Garden Patios and Rooms
I have a garden shed, but it doesn't look anything like this one. My garden shed is packed to the brim with stuff that has nowhere else to go. But I love the idea of buying a ready-made garden shed and transforming it into a sanctuary for the garden. Buying a garden shed that's already assembled means you have more time to spend tweaking it here and there to make it perfect for your garden.
May 09 2013 | Decor & Design
Looks like we're in for a cold winter, especially if Eskom plans to come through with the hinted-at power outages. Here are some tips on how to keep your home warm and cosy when it's cold outside.
May 09 2013 | Decorating Products
Available across all the leading mobile download platforms, the Plascon InspireMe App is your one stop place to find your ideal colour from your everyday environment, choose the perfect Plascon shades and get advice on how to apply it to any surface. All this information at your fingertips. And did we mention that it's free?
May 09 2013 | New Products
Rubson Stop Humidity unit uses refill tabs that absorb all the moisture from a room and it's amazing how fast this little device gets to work at doing just that. Rubson have now re-launched the product with a modern design that you can use in any room in a home.
May 08 2013 | Dining Room Ideas
Having just finished an article on using a lazy susan bearing in the kitchen or bedroom (for shoe storage), it also occured to me that a lazy susan is just as useful for indoor or outdoor dining tables.
May 07 2013 | Kitchen Design Tips
You might only have a large cupboard or hoekie as a pantry, but if there is one essential component that every pantry should have it's a lazy susan or turntable storage system. But not only for a pantry... what about using a lazy susan for storage in a bedroom closet?
May 07 2013 | DIY Tips
Being able to use SupaWood for bathroom furniture projects allows you much more scope when designing affordable cabinets and cupboards for a bathroom. However, we know that SupaWood is super-absorbent and should not be placed on a bathroom floor, or else it will swell. To overcome this problem I add roofing washers to the bottom of my bathroom furniture.
May 07 2013 | DIY Tips
At our DIY Divas workshops we often get asked how power tools and hand tools should be cleaned. Not only does regularly cleaning your tools extend their life, it also allows you the opportunity to ensure they remain free from rust (if they have metal parts) and apply lubricant.
May 05 2013 | Bedroom Design Ideas
I find it strange that we now take inspiration for our bedroom from hotel bedrooms, but that's only because boutique hotels and other leading hotels now place emphasis on designing the perfect bedroom. Here are some tips and tricks for transforming any bedroom into a hotel style sancturary.
May 05 2013 | Bedroom Design Ideas
If you are looking to transform an ordinary bedroom into a boutique or hotel style bedroom you will need to know how to style or 'make' a layered bed. Here are some professional styling tips on 'making' a hotel style bed for a luxurious night's sleep.
May 05 2013 | Bedroom Projects
You can make your own upholstered bed. What's great about this upholstered bed is that the frame is made from affordable plywood, but who would know that when it's covered in fabric! For all you DIY Divas out there... upholstering a bed is just the same as upholstering an ottoman.
May 04 2013 | Home Improvement
You can switch on as much heat as you like to warm up a home, but if there are gaps under doors in your home, you're just wasting electricity. Install a door sweep to keep out cold draughts and your home - and family - will start to feel the heat.
May 04 2013 | Beginners DIY
In this do-it-yourself storage headboard, storage, style and lighting come together in a project you can build in a couple of hours. Grab all your supplies from Builders Warehouse, have all the PG Bison 16mm SupaWood cut to size and you are ready to assemble.
May 03 2013 | Lighting Tips
Forget just using fairy lights or string lights at Christmas, if you buy LED fairy or string lights, these are an energy efficient way to add light, decor and atmosphere to any room in the home - without having to pay an exhorbitant electricity bill at the end of the month.
May 02 2013 | Window Treatments
I was so hoping to take back my lounge, which is once again being used as a workshop. But it seems this is not going to happen. So I need to install a curtain track in the TV room to make it a more livable space. There are so many variables when it comes to putting up a curtain track and I want to share my take on the easy way to hang one.
May 01 2013 | DIY Tips
You will normally find cam screws on furniture designed to be shipped as flat-pack or where some assembly is required. Cam or locking screws are 2-part screws where the cam is fitted in one piece and the screw in a piece to be joined to this piece. By slotting the two pieces together and tightening the screw you have a reasonably secure join.
April 29 2013 | Paper Crafts
Take a look at these beautiful table lamp designs by Hannah Nunn. The lamps are made of parchment or wax paper and although Hannah uses a laser to cut out the designs on each lamp, you can use a craft cutter.
April 29 2013 | Paint Effects & Techniques
There are so many ways to get creative with paint effects and paint techniques and sometimes, a little out-of-the-box thinking can bring about surprising results. Like wrapping wool around a paint roller to paint on walls, wallpaper, fabric, or even furniture.