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JOJO RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS

Sep 15 2014  |  Gardening

Next on my list of things to do is to add a Jojo rainwater harvesting tank. If the rain that we had last year is anything to go by, it will quickly fill up the tank. You can use rainwater in the home and garden as  a total water solution for your home, but you need to install a system that has all the built in filters. At this stage I just want to be able to have rainwater on hand for the garden and pool, as well as for my soon-to-start veggie and herb garden.

RHINO WALL CLOCK AND MEMO BOARD

Sep 14 2014 |  Rust-Oleum Crafts

When CNA asked me to do a craft for the Rhino Inspired Competition, the first thing that came to mind was to make a wall clock. I already had some clock mechanism and hands left over from a previousDIY Divas workshop, might as well put them to good use. And thanks to CNA for sending over a box of goodies from their new range of craft products now instore.

HOW NOT TO MOUNT A SHADE SAIL

Sep 13 2014 |  Decks and Patios

So, I rushed out and bought a shade sail at my local Builders Warehouse, only to find that the sail was far too small and didn't even offer shade over the area that needed to be covered. Here are my tips on selecting and fitting a shade sail, so you don't have to go through the lengthy and expensive process that I did !

MAKE FABRIC WATERPROOF & STAINPROOF

Sep 13 2014 |  Rust-Oleum Projects

Now that I have finished my outdoor patio sofa I want to upholster in a navy bull denim. The only problem is that bull denim isn't waterproof, or stainproof for that matter. I still have some Rust-Oleum Never Wet left over from my breakfast table project and decided to conduct a test to see if it would make fabric waterproof fabric.

DEAL WITH OIL FIRES IN THE KITCHEN

Sep 13 2014 |  Home Tips

A friend of mine recently experienced the horror or an oil fire in the kitchen that almost got out of control and burnt down the entire house. I am sure there are many homeowners out there who have experienced the fear of putting out an oil fire, but if you haven't here are some tips to ensure you handle the situation.

I MADE MY OWN PATIO SOFA!

Sep 11 2014 |  Beginners DIY

A few months back I featured an article on making your own designer patio furniture. I did mention that this was my dream patio suite and that I would be making my own patio furniture when time allowed. I have now completed the sofa part of the suite. Having priced a similar design at anywhere from R10 000 upwards it will only cost about R2 600 to make my own.

COLOURFUL EASY TO CARE FOR PLANTS

Sep 09 2014 |  Garden Plants

Spring has sprung and I am sure there are many of you, like me, who have rushed off to the garden centre to stock up on colourful annuals. I like to think that I have a green thumb and good intentions when it comes to my garden, but the plants seem to think otherwise! In the spirit of wanting a beautiful garden without having to worry about drooping plants, I am busy potting up a collection of indigenous varieties and succulents.

COOL FEATURE FOR A HOT GARDEN

Sep 08 2014 |  Garden Crafts

I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in Gauteng the temperature is steadily rising towards hot, hot. hot ! What nicer way to cool down the garden but to add a small water feature, and this water feature is super easy to make. You will find everything you need for this project at your local Builders or garden centre.

DRESSED UP FLOWER POTS

Sep 08 2014 |  Garden Crafts

While looking for ideas for a flower pot arrangement for one corner of the garden I came across these ideas for dressing up plain flower pots using an assortment of branches or twigs.  If you still have some late pruning to be done, or have a pile of branches lying on the compost heap, here's a great way to put them to good use.

DIY WORKSHOP FOR THE GUYS!

Sep 07 2014 |  News

It's time for a 'guys only' workshop and we know there are plenty of DIY Guys out there who need to hone their DIY skills by adding a few tips, tricks and techniques. Visit www.DIY-Divas.co.za to book your spot at this workshop to be held at our main venue in Randpark Ridge on Saturday 22 November 2014.

TRANSFORM A PLAIN PATIO INTO A STUNNING SPACE

Sep 07 2014 |  Decks and Patios

When you haven't nothing more than a concrete slab for a patio, it's nice to know that there is something you an do to transform the space into a lovely outdoor area that has everything you need to sit outdoor during the spring and summer months. This homeowner had plenty of space and a plan and that's all you really need to spring into action.

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MAKE A PINE CHESS BOARD

Sep 07 2014 |  Decor Crafts

This weekend at the DIY Divas Painting Techniques workshop the Divas made a chess board using laminated pine. The blocks were stained using Woodoc gel stain and the entire board wiped down with liming wax.

REVAMP CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED POTS

Sep 05 2014 |  Rust-Oleum Projects

Almost finished renovating my outdoor area and it's only furniture and accessories that still need to be made, sourced or revamped. I have plenty of garden containers and pots lying around, but most are chipped or scratched and desperately in need of TLC. To make a feature I used Rust-Oleum Universal oil-rubbed bronze spray paint to spruce up a couple of pots.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES

Sep 05 2014 |  Outdoor Projects

Yesterday I was putting finishing touches to my new outdoor area and trying to decide whether to make an outdoor dining table and add chairs, or to make an outdoor lounge set. It was a beautiful spring day and looks like it will be the same today, and made me realise just how lucky we are to have weather that allows us to spend a great deal of time outdoors. I have put together a collection of ideas for turning a plain outdoor area into a great outdoor living space.

WIN A TRIP TO SPACE WITH DREMEL

Sep 03 2014 |  Dremel Projects

Be one of the first space tourists to see Earth from an altitude of over 100km. Dremel are looking for craft and DIY enthusiasts who have the imagination to create a unique craft or DIY project using Dremel tools. The Dremel Micro competition gives people the opportunity to share their inspirations, with chance to win a truly unique prize. One inspired person will be rewarded with a once in a lifetime opportunity... will it be you?

HAVE FUN WITH RUST-OLEUM FLEXIDIP

Sep 03 2014 |  Rust-Oleum Projects

Now you can add even more creativity to your projects with Rust-Oleum's latest innovation: FlexiDip. A flexible, removable rubber coating, FlexiDip is designed to add appeal to your home decor and DIY projects, or to add comfort and grip. Apply and remove whenever you choose.

FROM CHILD TO TEEN... DECORATING A BEDROOM

Sep 01 2014 |  Kids Bedrooms

When researching articles for Home-Dzine I often have to pop on to local Home Decor sites. In this way I have a fair understanding of what is offered by furniture stores, and the huge difference in pricing between the various home decor stores. Is the difference in pricing justified? Is there a reason why one supplier should be far more expensive than another?

BUYING A LOUNGE SUITE - WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

Sep 01 2014 |  Shopping

When researching articles for Home-Dzine I often have to pop on to local Home Decor sites. In this way I have a fair understanding of what is offered by furniture stores, and the huge difference in pricing between the various home decor stores. Is the difference in pricing justified? Is there a reason why one supplier should be far more expensive than another?

GO GONE PRODUCT REVIEW

Aug 29 2014 |  News

I was sent a box of Goo Gone products to try out which included their Goo Gone BBQ Grill Cleaner and Goo Gone Oven & Grill cleaner. Since I haven't previously used either product and was piqued by the fact that these cleaners use citrus power in their formula.

PERSIAN CARPETS

Aug 27 2014 |  Living Spaces

This years marks the very first House and Leisure readers' home renovation awards. With R30 000 cash up for grabs, your home makeover, room conversion or building addition could win you more money for home improvements, or to splurge on luxury items. PLUS, the top six entries selected will feature in a magazine spread in an upcoming House and Leisure collector’s issue.

HOUSE AND LEISURE RENOinnovation AWARDS

Aug 27 2014 |  News

This years marks the very first House and Leisure readers' home renovation awards. With R30 000 cash up for grabs, your home makeover, room conversion or building addition could win you more money for home improvements, or to splurge on luxury items. PLUS, the top six entries selected will feature in a magazine spread in an upcoming House and Leisure collector’s issue.

COASTAL STYLE WITH A DASH OF ELEGANCE

Aug 27 2014 |  Decorating Ideas

I have fallen in love with Lynn Morgan Design, see stunning home interiors that are elegant and timeless, modern and sophisticated - all rolled into gorgeous room settings that are a clean and fresh with a touch of whimsy. Although I only recently featured an article on freshening a home for spring, I couldn't resist adding even more decorating inspiration.

BORING BEDROOM GETS A MAGIC MAKEOVER

Aug 26 2014 |  Bedroom Ideas

Tanya works her magic yet again, this time in the master bedroom. You may remember Tanya's kitchen makeover in her rented flat, and we posted details for a future Makeover Magic workshop with DIY Divas*. Tanya tackled the main bedroom in her flat and transformed a tired room into a boutique style space. *Date and venue still to be confirmed.

MAKE YOUR OWN BATHROOM VANITY

Aug 26 2014 |  Intermediate / Advanced DIY

You can make your own 2-door / 3-drawer bathroom vanity at  fraction of what it would cost to buy ready made. You can use any 16mm board. As long as you attach a countertop that overlaps by 2cm on the sides and front, you can use SupaWood, MelaWood, or other PG Bison decorative board and have everything cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse.

RUST-OLEUM REVAMP FOR HUMPHREY

Aug 25 2014 |  Rust-Oleum Projects

Rust-Oleum spray paints can be used indoors and outdoors. With the revamp going on at my place there are quite a few projects that can be done with Rust-Oleum, and giving Humphrey, my giant tortoise a new look is just one of them. This project also shows that you can experiment with Rust-Oleum spray paints. Have fun. Mix it up.

MORE THAN JUST A BATHROOM VANITY

Aug 25 2014 |  Shopping

The UCAN is more than just a bathroom vanity, it's also a super functional cabinet that can be used in so many different ways. We're going to show you how YOU CAN turn a UCAN into storage for any room in a home - both indoors and outdoors! Visit the UCAN facebook page for more UCAN ideas and products.

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