plascon find my colour swatches

FIND MY COLOUR

If there is one thing that stumps everyone when decorating a home, it is getting the paint colour right.

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GUESTS DUE TO ARRIVE?

If you're having friends over for drinks or a dinner party, try some of these tips to get your home ready before guests arrive.

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OH CHRISTMAS TREE

Not every home has the space for a full-size Christmas tree, but where do you put it?

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A NEW TWIST

Here's a new version of the traditional Christmas pudding with a cupcake twist for a more modern approach.

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DA BOMB!

We show you how to make scented bath bombs affordably either for yourself or to give as a gift.

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QUICK PROJECT

A drop-down countertop or table gives you more countertop space to work and a place to sit down for casual meals.

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BUDGET BATHROOM TIPS

A bathroom renovation doesn't have to be a costly exercise when you can give it a fresh new look without going to extremes.

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WORKSHOP IN A SHED

No space for a DIY workshop? Here's how you can kit out a garden shed to serve as a DIY workshop.

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RENOVATIONS DONE PROFESSIONALLY

We offer five major benefits for having bathroom renovations done by a professional contractor.

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5 SIMPLE HABITS

You don’t need a considerable budget to keep your home secure if you following these simple habits.

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MOLES BE GONE!

Moles have the ability to cause a lot of damage, so do we protect our garden and backyard from an invasion?

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felt wreath cushion

CHRISTMAS CRAFT

This beautiful felt wreath cushion will not only bring a festive touch to your home, but it is also a great gift idea.

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YOU CAN DIY IT!

When you need storage in a bathroom and can't find a vanity you like, perhaps it is time to consider making your own.

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Discover reliable and popular home décor channels on YouTube where you can go to to find the best tips and inspiration.

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UNDERSTAND THE RISK

Before deciding on whether to repair your appliances yourself, you must know the risks posed.

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FESTOOL GIFT IDEAS

If you are struggling for gift ideas for the DIY enthusiast, take a look at these Festool Festive Gift Ideas.

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FAMILY FUN

Sugar cookies are fun to bake and easy to decorate and is a great family project that the kids will love.

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT

Use a single roll of brown paper to dress the holiday table, wrap presents, create holiday decor and so much more.

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photobook gift ideas

THE GIFT OF LASTING MEMORIES

What better way to create memories than with a photo book that lets you keep these close to your heart.

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LIVEN UP A WALL

Framed prints can liven up your wall in more ways than one. Read on for new ideas you can use for your living space.

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AN UPDATE

At the end 2020, I posted on growing fruit trees in a small garden. This is a follow-up to show you how the fruit trees fared.

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FABRIC BASKETS

These fabric storage baskets are made with pretty patterned fabrics and you can make a small, medium or large basket.

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TOO HOT TO SLEEP?

Duvets should keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, but some duvet fillers are better at this than others.

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SAVING YOU MONEY

It is so easy to make your own wrapping paper or holiday decorations by turning a lint roller into a stamping tool.

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pine cone decorations

FESTIVE DECORATIONS

With everyone keeping an eye on their spending, making your decorations is a sure way to save money.

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SHOULD YOU PAY MORE FOR QUALITY?

There are affordable paint brands and expensive ones, but do you really need to pay more to get a quality paint?

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GROW STRAWBERRIES

They take up very little space, are easy to grow and packed with goodness, who wouldn't want to grow strawberries?

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how to make a wind chime

QUICK PROJECT

The soothing sounds of a wind chime bring a sense of tranquillity to your outdoor spaces.

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SCULPTURAL PLANTER

An affordable way to create sculptural elements for your garden, deck or patio is to use cement and an old towel.

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reclaimed wood lighting ideas

RECLAIM YOUR LIGHTING

Use reclaimed wood or raw wood to create beautiful one-of-a-kind light fixtures for the home.

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ABOVE-GROUND POOLS

There are several benefits to having an above-ground pool installed and we take an in-depth look at these benefits.

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7 DIY TRICKS

You don’t have to break the bank when revamping or upgrading home décor - all you need are some simple DIY tricks.

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CHILDREN'S FURNITURE

We specialise in custom children's beds and bedroom furniture, from bedside tables to pullout beds.

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solar powered generator

SOLAR POWERED GENERATOR

There are many ways that a solar-powered generator can improve your home life during load shedding.

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT

With the trend for recycling, what better way than to make Christmas decor using items you already have in the home.

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grey and white living spaces

ABSOLUTE NEUTRALS

The combination of white and grey creates a truly dream-like setting for any style of home.

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THE PROS AND CONS

Thinking about getting aluminium windows? It’s best to delve deeper and find out its pros and cons.

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COURTYARD RETREAT

If you are using a courtyard to hang your washing, you are missing out on using this space to create a garden retreat.

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storage for craft supplies

QUICK PROJECT

Making your own pegboard gives you plenty of storage options for any room in a home and is perfect for a craft room.

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black and white interiors

FADE TO BLACK

The classic combo of black and white is a timeless look of elegance and sophistication.

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TOP TIPS

There are a lot of people wanting to do upholstery projects but don't know where to start, so here's how.

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SAFETY FIRST

Young or old, in a shower installing, a grab bar or two is a safe idea and we show you how.

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tool organiser tower

MAKE IT

A well-organised workshop is a pleasure to work in and this storage caddy lets you organise all your storage cases.

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diy wall mounted wine rack

QUICK PROJECT

This simple wooden wine rack will only take you an hour to make and the materials you need are at Builders store.

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DISCOVER PAINT BY NUMBERS

Paint by numbers has been revived and fast becoming a way to create art for a home and have fun at the same time.

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IT'S A SECRET!

In a home with a staircase, making use of the space for hidden storage is an excellent way to have extra space.

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DO IT THE EASY WAY!

Painting a ceiling has to be one of the hardest painting jobs to tackle but if done right it doesn't need to be hard work.

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CLEAN & CONDITION LEATHER

Leather furniture has timeless appeal that attracts many to invest in leather furniture, but how do you clean leather?

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4 EASY DIY TIPS

When countertops are cluttered, it is hard to work around the mess, so use these handy tips to free up countertop space.

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DON'T TRY TO HIDE IT!

It has taken years to achieve, but the pandemic has changed how businesses view their employees setting up a home office.

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OCTOBER LAWN TIPS

As much as the summer is meant to be the best time of the year to enjoy your lawn, it can easily be the death of it.

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BRAND NEW KITCHEN UNDER R20,000

This is my kitchen renovation from scratch to finished at a cost of well under R20,000 and completely do-it-yourself!

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CHANGING LIFESTYLES

Today there’s a greater need to create living spaces that are comfortable, functional and hygienic

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style outdoor entertainment

STYLISH OUTDOORS

An outdoor entertaining space is one of the biggest home trends, creating the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests. 

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COSY CORNER OFFICE

This cosy corner office doesn't have a view, but it is a great solution if you need a small desk space to work.

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make pullout rail for pots and pans

MAKE IT

An easy do-it-yourself storage solution to cut out digging out pots and pans and storing them organised.

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aircraft pneumatic spray guns

THE NEXT LEVEL

Aircraft now offers complete kits in a wide range of spray guns, airbrushes, compressors and accessories.

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ALL-IN-ONE!

The Alpen PLW M series bits take the guess work out of drilling and tapping as these new combo bits do it all in one.

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