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OLD DESK = CUSTOM BATHROOM VANITY

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.

SMOOTH BUMPY OR TEXTURED WALLS

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.

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COLOURS ADD PERSONALITY

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! 

KIDS PROJECT... MARBLE DROP MINE SHAFT

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.

INEXPENSIVE WALL ART

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.

OUTDOOR DINING TABLES TO MAKE

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. 

ADD DECORATIVE TRIM TO PLAIN HOLLOW-CORE DOORS

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.

DIY PULL-OUT TROUSER RACK

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.

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PRACTICAL ROPE WRAPPED STORAGE

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.

CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH A PORCELAIN PEN!

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. 

TABLE GETS A MOROCCAN MAKEOVER

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.

CHEEKY MONKEY & CHLOE CAT BEDDING

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.

KIDS CRAFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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.

COASTAL STYLE... A HOME VACATION

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.

RECLAIMED WOOD GARDEN TABLE

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.

SIMPLE STORAGE HEADBOARD

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. 

KIDDIES PVC GARDEN CHAIR

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

TILE AFRICA DREAM HOME VOUCHER

Sep 18 2014  | 

Tile Africa is offering you a chance to win a Dream Home voucher to the value of R10 000. Running from 22 September to 2 November, you stand in line to win a voucher to start off your dream home renovation. To enter simply sms 'DreamHome' followed by your name and the area you live to 40573.

MAKE YOUR OWN MOULDS USING RECYCLED PLASTIC MILK CONTAINERS

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.

WATERPROOF A TILED BALCONY

Oct 09 2014  |  Home Maintenance

On a tiled balcony it is essential to carry out the correct preparation and to waterproof exterior areas before tiling commences, to prevent water seeping through the grout and adhesive into the substrate, and consequently into the areas directly below. Failure to do this properly could result in expensive repairs.

DIY 3-LEVEL BUNK BED ARRANGEMENT

Oct 08 2014  |  DIY Projects

When you're living in a small house with a growing family, finding extra room for bedrooms can be difficult. Not everyone has the budget to add on, and you might not want to sell up and move to a larger place. Here are some clever and practical ideas I have come across for fitting beds into small spaces.

PRACTICAL BEDS IN A SHARED BEDROOM

Oct 08 2014  |  Children's Bedrooms

When you're living in a small house with a growing family, finding extra room for bedrooms can be difficult. Not everyone has the budget to add on, and you might not want to sell up and move to a larger place. Here are some clever and practical ideas I have come across for fitting beds into small spaces.

BOSCH PFS105 SPRAY SYSTEM

Oct 06 2014  |  Special Offers

Paintbrushes were yesterday. Today we spray! Apply lacquers and varnishes easily and evenly with the paint spray systems from Bosch. On special offer at R1799.00 - limited quantity available at www.tools4wood.co.za.

BARN-STYLE SLIDING DOOR

Oct 06 2014  |  DIY Projects

Turn a plain hollow core door from your local Builders into a trendy barn-style door using pine and supawood strips and some Pattex No More Nails adhesive. Attach a sliding mechanism and free up room in your living spaces. Paint the door in your choice of colour to match your home interior.

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Launched in 2005, Home-Dzine was created to realise a dream; to express my love of crafts, home DIY and decor, and share with other South Africans. As a non-commercial website I am free to express my own opinions and pass on valuable information to readers.I feel that more people can benefit by being able to DIY home improvement and home repairs - those that anyone with a bit of DIY savvy can do themselves.

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