March 07 2014 | Decor Crafts
Hard to believe that this delicate flowers are made of wire and nail polish. Jewellers wire is wrapped to create the shape of the flowers and then filled with a drop of nail polish. While you may need a couple of practice runs to master the technique, but once you do you will want to make lots of these pretty flowers.
March 06 2014 | Recycling Crafts
Ha! I knew that old pile of CDs would come in handy one day. Use CDs and glass paint to make colourful mosaic picture frames, or decorate plain boxes with a mosaic pattern. Dig out your old CDs and get crafting this weekend.
March 06 2014 | Sewing Crafts
This colourful rope rag bowl is easy to make using scraps of fabric that you have lying around, old clothes, or pick up in the bargain bin at your local fabric store. Use your own made rope rag bowl on a patio table to add a splash of colour, in a children's bedroom for storing small toys, or just to add a splash of colour to a room setting.
March 05 2014 | Colour Palettes
Whether you choose shades of pale blue, robin's egg blue, blue with a hint of green, or darker shades of blue, there's no denying that blue refreshes any room setting. Decorate with blue in any room in a home for an interior space that is cool and calm. Pop into your local Plascon paint store for advice on painting your home in shades of blue and give your home a new look.
March 04 2014 | Colour Palettes
Add unexpected drama and elegance to a plain dining room with a metallic ceiling trimmed with pine or supawood moulding. The Plascon Metallic range of paints is an effective way to transform a ceiling into a statement. Gold metallic paint bounces light around the room and adds another dimension to a boring dining room.
March 04 2014 | Garden Projects
Prepare your garden for dry spells and reduce water consumption by fitting your own rain barrel. A small rain barrel won't take up a lot of space and is easily fitted to a downspout to collect rain water for use in the garden. Your local Builders Warehouse stocks a selection of small and medium rain barrels, but you could also use a plastic dustbin, large plastic container or drum, or sealed barrel, to serve the same purpose.
March 03 2014 | Beginners DIY
Using a basic cube to make furniture is an easy and affordable way to add storage or decorative furniture to your home. You can have timber or board cut to any size at your local Builders Warehouse and then assemble this into a basic cube to make storage units, wall shelves, nightstands and more.
February 27 2014 | Garden Living
When the hot summer sun beats down you need a place to take respite that's cool and relaxing. A structure, whether fixed or freestanding, natural or constructed, should provide enough shade to cool down your guests or family and stay out of the sun's harmful UV rays.
February 27 2014 | Decor Crafts
Make a tree-shaped coat rack or hanger out of PG Bison 12mm SupaWood and paint this in your choice of colour for a fun coat rack or hanger for a child's bedroom. Arrange with your local Builders Warehouse to cut half a sheet down to size, or make more than one and give them as gifts.
February 25 2014 | Kitchen Revamp
My kitchen is currently as per the pic shown, which I feel is outdated. I think the cupboards are supawood / melawood. Can one paint over this? Could you suggest any ideas for colour to revamp the kitchen. The rest of the house is painted in 'Husks of Wheat' by Plascon, which is a warm-grey / greyish-cream.
February 24 2014 | DIY Tips
When making doors out of 16mm SupaWood you have to take into consideration the weight of the finished doors. If you are building a largish cabinet, say anything from a height of 800mm upwards, the doors will be heavy and require heavy-duty hinges rather than standard butt hinges. Using an overlay hinge is the answer.
February 24 2014 | Bathroom Improvement
Most of the bathroom renovations you see below involve nothing more than a coat or two of paint. These bathroom revamps show what can be done on a moderate budget if you shop wisely. Be on the lookout for special offers for sanitaryware and tiles, and stockpile these until you have all you need to renovate your bathroom.
February 24 2014 | Beginner DIY
We all know how valuable extra storage space can be, especially when living in a small home. This storage coffee table is made from a couple of wine crates and is ideal for storing TV remotes, kids toys, magazines, and CD and DVDs. It's also practical for children's bedrooms as a toybox on wheels, or on the patio for storing accessories.
February 23 2014 | Beginner DIY
I saw this desk on pinterest and immediately thought it would be a great project for a DIY Divas workshop. The Divas completed the desk today and I though it might be nice to share the project with you. Make this desk for a home office or for a child's bedroom.
February 22 2014 | Bedroom Crafts
Turn 12mm PG Bison SupaWood panels into a colourful headboard with paint. Have 12mm supawood cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse and then paint in colours and pattern that match you existing decor. You can add as many 300mm-wide panels to create a headboard for any size bed.
February 21 2014 | Recycling Crafts
Give me any opportunity to use recycled materials for projects and I will definitely take on the challenge. After a recent Valentine's dinner, I received a grocery bag full of plastic spoons. I have had the idea of using spoons to make decorative vases for quite a while but wanted to combine this with my collection of saved glass jars, tins, plastic tubs and bottles.
February 21 2014 | Kitchen Renovation
If you find your kitchen depressing and more than a little sad and try to spend as little time in there as possible, perhaps it's time to look at what options are available to turn a dark and dingy kitchen into a kitchen that you love to spend time in. Even on the smallest budget there are improvements you can do to enlarge a tiny kitchen and increase the amount of storage space at your disposal.
February 20 2014 | Beginners DIY
This storage chest is just the thing for a nursery or child's bedroom. It has plenty of room for toys, clothes or nursery accessories. Plus, at the base of he storage chest there are two small drawers for disposable nappies, and a secret compartment at the back that will come in handy. You can make the storage chest from laminated pine, plywood or SupaWood, all of which you can have cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse.
February 18 2014 | Flooring Options
Having looked for flooring options for my lounge / workshop I've encountered numerous problems and stumbling blocks along the way. The existing slab is too crumbly to apply a screen, at least within my budget. Tiles are not practical since we store and assemble heavy items that will chip or crack the tiles. And then I remember an article I did sometime back on brick floors, and this is definitely something that I am going to look into.
February 17 2014 | Painting Techniques
Can you paint on fabric - Yes, depending on the type of fabric you can paint it. Cottons and natural fabrics are easy to paint on, as are some of the poly-cotton blends. Plus, you can use ordinary acrylic craft paints to paint colourful designs onto upholstered furniture, or to make your own funky fabrics
February 17 2014 | Kitchen Projects
I have decided it's time to organise my small pantry. This kitchen storage shelf can be added to the back of any door and can be made in any size, for storing spices, sauces, or other kitchen essentials that you use on a day-to-day basis.
February 17 2014 | Rust-Oleum Crafts
Grab a can of Rust-Oleum Universal in pure gold at your local Builders Warehouse and add a dash of glitz to boring bar stools. This quick and easy projects turns plain pine bar stools into colourful accessories - and you can colour match to your existing decor with a wide range of Rust-Oleum hues.
February 16 2014 | Advanced DIY
Adirondack chairs have been popular for many years because they are comfortable, sturdy, and easy to construct. The design of this Adirondack chair is also not as severe as most traditional Adirondack designs. With less of a recline and only the legs touching the ground, this makes it easier to interact with others or eat while sitting in one of these chairs.
February 14 2014 | Beginners DIY
If you need storage in your workshop, these plywood storage boxes are just the thing. You can make them any size you want and add more battens to increase the amount of storage capacity for screws, accessories, hardware and more. Buy 16mm plywood and PAR pine at your local Builders Warehouse and then grab your tools!
February 14 2014 | Wood Crafts
We have been making this rustic pine egg holder at some of our DIY Divas Beginner Workshops and I thought that it was time to share! It's a nice and easy project to make for your own kitchen, or to give to someone as a gift. If you prefer a more modern style, leave out the ageing and paint with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
February 13 2014 | Children's Bedrooms
If you are struggling to choose a colour for a gender neutral nursery, there is no easier colour to choose than white. Decorating a nursery in white allows you to design a modern nursery that is serene and soothing, or up the excitement level with a splash or two of bold colour.