toni wood lathe

On Special

If you are interested in wood turning, take a look at this Toni Wood Lathe and Chisel Set on special offer.

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fit new door handle

Fit New Door Handle

Door handles looking a tad dated? Replacing an old door handle is as easy as 1...2...3...

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add crown moulding

Add Crown Moulding

Where previously there was no detail in this room, crown moulding has been added as a decorative touch.

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working with pine

When Working With Pine...

Eyeball pine planks or laminated pine shelving to check for defects before you take them home.

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succulents pot in a pot

Miniature Gardens

There's a new craze stirring up the Internet recently... miniature succulent gardens - a pot in a pot!

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work from your bed

Work From Your Bed

I got a big thank you from a reader incapacitated who had to work from her bed. She made our Laptop Stand!

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buy barn door hardware

Barn Door Hardware

If you're battling to source sliding barn door hardware, now you can buy everything you need at Gelmar!

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diy wall trellis and planter box

Planter & Trellis

After making a trellis for his garden, I got my son to make one with planter box for my front entrance.

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vintage makeover with spray paint

Vintage Makeover

These vintage steel chairs - too pretty to toss out - are given a new lease on life with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust.

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desktop laptop stand

Quick Project

You can make this ingenious desktop laptop stand in an hour with a few tools and supplies.

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easy wall art

Easy Wall Art

This quick project lets you make your own wall art - in any colour - to fill up a blank wall.

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pizza board

DIY Pizza Board

If you or your family loves pizza, we show you how to craft a personalised pizza serving board.

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rust-oleum wood stain

Vintage Stain

It's easy to stain pine or meranti in wood tints or colour to give it a finish that looks like anything but inexpensive wood!

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decorate rental home

Decor For A Rental

When renting a home you need to look for easy ways to add your personal touch without damaging walls, etc.

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uses for plastic crates

Recycle Plastic Crates

I have a couple of plastic crates that I want to recycle and found some great ideas for recycling plastic crates.

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design elegant office

Work In Style

Creating an elegant home office shouldn't cost a fortune when there are plenty of affordable solutions.

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save time and money when sanding

Save Time & Money

Sanding has to be the least loved task - but did you know you can save time and money when sanding?

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choose paint colour

Colour & Paint

This is the year to give your home a makeover, but how do you go about choosing the perfect paint colour?

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paint backsplash

Tile Makeover

Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile is the no-mess, no-fuss alternative to covering up ugly tiles in a kitchen.

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make canopy for bed

Bed Canopy

Mounting a beautiful canopy over the bed will create a beautiful statement in any bedroom.

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remove white rings from wood

Remove Stains

White stains on wood furniture are unsightly, but you can remove white stains if you use the proper products.

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paper mache lamp shade

Paper Mache Lampshade

Update a pendant light with this easy paper mache lampshade made using toilet paper and wallpaper adhesive.

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diamond pattern macrame

So Easy!

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and this macramé wall hanging has a diamond pattern that's easier than it looks.

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upcycle furniture

Upcycling Is Fun

Looking for a way to give your home a new look? Try these handy tips for upcycling furniture and more.

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doily crafts

Crafts With Doilies

Doilies are easy to make and fun to craft with. You can use doilies for a variety of projects and decor accessories.

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make bathroom cabinet

Quick Project

Add much needed storage to a bathroom with this quick and easy bathroom cabinet with mirror.

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success behind home-dzine

Behind The Scenes is one of South Africa's leading home-related websites, but who is Home-Dzine?

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first time renting tips

First Time Renting

Home rentals have increased in the last few years and the vast majority of renters are satisfied with their arrangements.

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home resolutions for 2019

Resolutions For A Home

This year, instead of making resolutions for yourself, here are some resolutions you can put into practice for a home.

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top 10 DIY for 2018

Top 10 DIY

If you missed some of our great DIY projects, here's a round-up of our favourite Top 10 DIY projects for 2018.

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3/4 pine bed

Bed For Under R2000

Having a guest for the holidays I had to make a 3/4 pine bed as quickly as possible - and it had to be affordable!

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cement craft ideas

Easy Cement Crafts

Here are 3 quick and easy cement crafts for the home that you can make over the holidays as a fun project.

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driveway repair

Driveway Repairs

If you have a path or walkway, or even a driveway that needs repair, use Builders Cold Asphalt for a quick and easy fix.

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recycle cardboard boxes

Use Those Boxes

Christmas is done and dusted, so here are some projects to make use of all those left over cardboard boxes.

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home insulation

A Cool Home

High temperatures this year are a sure indication of climate change - don't put off home insulation.

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what style for dining table

What's Your Style?

As someone a bit eclectic when it comes to style, I find it difficult to settle on a particular style for my dining table.

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refresh a bathmat

Refresh A Bathmat

Grab some colourful wool and give your tired and flat bathmat a fluffy, luxurious makeover!

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cover for outdoor furniture

DIY Custom Cover

A few years back I made my own outdoor sofa. I made a custom cover to protect the sofa and cushions when left outdoors.

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shaker kitchen ideas

Shaker Design

Shaker kitchens have become a popular choice for many homeowners, but what defines a Shaker kitchen?

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lawn free gardens

Lawn-Free Gardens

With climate change affecting weather around the world, many homeowners are replacing turf with landscape ideas.

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interlocking shelf unit

Interlocking Shelf Unit

This pine or bamboo interlocking shelf unit is ideal for storage in a child's bedroom or in a den or family room.

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paint your front door

Paint Front Door

Giving your front door a makeover will instantly transform the look and feel of your home's entrance.

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workshop desk

Workshop Desk

This handy wall-mounted desk is great for a workshop or craft space where you need to set up a place to work.

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living coral

Living Coral

Living Coral is Pantone's 2019 Colour of the Year - a warm hue that gives a sense of comfort to any home.

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furniture with vintage appeal

Add Vintage Appeal

All it takes is a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum milk paint finish and some shiny, new hardware and voila!

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lighten up the home

Lighten Up

Too often, it's easy to pile on window treatments that make a room feel dark and gloomy.

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make toddler bed

Toddler Bed

Made using PAR pine, this toddler bed is perfect for a child transitioning from cot to first bed.

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fit concealed hinges

Fit Concealed Hinges

I have quite a few gals at our DIY Divas Workshops ask me for more information on fitting concealed hinges.

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air dry clay bowls

Leaf Print Bowls

Use air dry clay and leaves from the garden to make decorative pressed leaf design clay bowls.

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decorative concrete flower pot

Concrete Flower Pot

Make this decorative plant holder using grey or white cement and display in a simple macramé hanger.

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install colourful window box

Colourful Ideas

If you have a small garden adding a window box is an easy way to add colourful plants.

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diy modern planter

Modern Planter

This modern planter is easy to make using PAR pine that you can buy at any Builders Warehouse.

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concrete gift ideas

Concrete Gift Ideas

These decorative concrete ideas are super easy to make and would be great gifts for family and friends.

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diy floating wine display

DIY Gift Idea

Perfect for displaying your favourite wines. Designed as a 'floating' wine case that shows off your wine collection.

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