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easter craft ideas for family

Easter Crafts

We've compiled a selection of easy, affordable Easter crafts that the whole family can get involved with.

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modo matt and low sheen pva paint for home

Update A Home

Create a feature wall or change the look of any room with Modo Matt or Low Sheen colour options.

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paint with builders chalk paint

Hassle-Free Painting

If you haven't yet got round to trying chalk paint, here's how easy it is to transform a piece of furniture.

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refresh tile grout

Quick Project

When a bathroom looks grubby - despite regular cleaning - perhaps you need to refresh the grout for an instant update.

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make wall repairs

Wall Repairs

After having roof repairs recently done, the wall underneath the IBR sheet required filling in.

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makeover sofa

Disguise Sad Sofa

If you don't have budget to replace a sad sofa, you can try these tips to disguise and get more use out of your sofa.

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aga rayburn

Goodbye Eskom!

Good food, hot water, warm home – with the AGA Rayburn. Cook when you want to, with AGA off-the-grid cookers.

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Tile mistakes to avoid

Mistakes To Avoid

Bathrooms and kitchens are where any monies on improvements will be best spent but avoid these tiling mistakes

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healthy easter treats

Healthy Easter Treat

Easter can be a trying time for parents. Try these healthy yoghurt snacks for an Easter treat.

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cutie pom pom bunnies

Easter Bunnies

Here's a fun craft that the kids can do over the holidays - these pom pom bunnies are cute and easy to make.

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keep the lights on

Keep The Lights On

You don't have to put up with load-shedding when you can install rechargeable LED lamps from Gelmar!

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ideas for rental home

Rental Home

Most landlords won't let you do projects in a rental home but these ideas are perfect!

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make hex shelves

Quick Project

When you have scraps of hardwood left over it seems a waste not to use it. Make some modern hex shelves for display.

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decluttering 101

Decluttering 101

Here are 8 fantastic ways to ace your spring cleaning, making decluttering a breeze.

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faux panel walls

Faux Panelling

Adding faux panelling to boring walls is an excellent way to introduce a timeless architectural element to any room.

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acrylic picture frames

Floating Frames

A versatile and trendy material, acrylic is a reasonably affordable material that you can use to frame your own wall art.

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increase property value

Increase Value

If you are looking to sell your home, or just want to increase the value, you will find the following tips helpful.

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vadas breakfast

Bakers Breakfast

Appreciate freshly baked farm loaves and delicate, flaky croissants with farm butter and home-made jams.

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clothing rail

Unique Clothes Rail

Make a stylish clothing rail using a tree branch to hang all your clothes and add a unique touch to your bedroom.

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make a duckboard

Quick Project

A duckboard in the bathroom is ideal for drying off after a hot shower or relaxing soak in the tub.

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rebuild battery pack

Quick Tip

If you have an older model drill / driver, you can rebuild this by buying your own replacement batteries.

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sa homes getting smaller

Smaller Homes

Research shows that South African homes are getting smaller as buyers opt for compact design.

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plascon urban colour palette

Beat The Winter Blues

Plascon's Urban colour story’s wintry grey neutrals peppered with perky primaries is the ideal palette to beat the winter blues.

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prepare for stage 2 load shedding

Dark Weekend

South Africans should prepare for a dark weekend as Eskom announces stage 2 load-shedding until Sunday.

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mitre saw tips

7 Mitre Saw Tips

When you invest in a mitre saw you want to be able to get the most out of this tool, so we compiled a list of handy tips.

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diy divas workshop

DIY Divas Workshop

We have had so many requests for this project that you can now sign up for a workshop to make your own shelf unit.

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weekend diy project

Weekend Project

Got some spare scraps of wood? Here are some ideas for making a wooden toilet roll holder for your bathroom.

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make a desktop organiser

Quick Project

Here's a quick and easy project that lets you keep your desktop neat and organised with a nifty desktop organiser.

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the onyx in cape town

World-Class Interiors

Product innovation and heritage combine to create world-class interior construction at the onyx hotel and apartments.

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bosch gsb 120-li drill driver with hammer function

Best Buy!

I'm always on the lookout for bargains, and this Bosch GSB 120-LI Drill/Driver is definitely a Best Buy!

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tork craft clamping solutions

Clamping Solutions

Tork Craft offer an extensive and affordable range of clamping solutions, covering all popular clamp types.

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storage for childrens bedrooms

Stackable Toy Boxes

These stackable toy boxes are great for a kid's bedroom or playroom and when not in use they can be stacked away.

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workshop organisation hacks

Get Organised

In this feature we offer 3 great tips for recycling materials to organise your home DIY workshop.

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dry wet washing faster

Laundry Tips

With rainy days ahead and cold days just around the corner, we have some quick tips for drying laundry.

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deter fruit flies

Deter Fruit Flies

Lately, I have been inundated with fruit flies. I did some research on how to deal with these nuisance pests.

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pine nightstand

DIY Bedside Cabinet

This pine bedside cabinet is the perfect project for any beginner DIY enthusiast looking to practice their skills.

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easter garland

Salt Dough Garland

Start crafting for Easter with this adorable and affordable salt dough Easter garland made using salt and flour.

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hazelnut nougat

Yummy Treats

Making your own sweets and treats is a labour of love and much appreciated if you give as a gift.

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above toilet shelf

Shelf Unit

Make this pine shelf unit to add elegant storage to any bathroom. The shelf fits neatly above your toilet.

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avoid cracks in walls

Avoid Serious Cracks

I received an enquiry from a reader concerned about a crack from floor to ceiling between and old and new wall.

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ideas for fabric scraps

Uses For Fabric Scraps

Love sewing? Chances are you have scraps of fabric leftover. We look at how you can put fabric scraps to good use.

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add a walk in closet

Walk-In Closet

A guide to finding the space and creating a walk-in dressing room for an uncluttered bedroom.

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add new hardware

Add New Hardware

When giving furniture a makeover it makes sense to add new hardware to finish off the project.

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gold spray paint

Pure Gold In A Can!

One can of Rust-Oleum Metallic gold or Spraymate Metallic gold and you can add a touch of gold to your home.

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indoor houseplants

Add A Pot of Green

Treat your home to some potted air freshener and bring houseplants into your living spaces.

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bathroom storage shelves

Bathroom Shelf Ideas

Every bathroom should have a shelf or two and we offer some easy DIY bathroom shelf ideas.

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bessey get 1 free

Get One Free!

This Woodworking Wednesday you can take advantage of a special offer on Bessey clamps - Buy 3 and get 1 free!

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paper mache cake box

Don't Eat The Box!

Who wouldn't appreciate a gift when it's presented in a beautiful paper maché gift box that looks good enough to eat!

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diy make wall clock

DIY Wall Clocks

It's so easy to make your own wall clocks using a variety of materials; whether it's wood, concrete or steel.

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fix adjustable corner clamp

Quick Fix

Having just experienced this fault, I'm sharing a tip for a quick fix to repair a Tork Craft Adjustable Corner Clamp.

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furniture with curves

Sensual Curves

On trend for 2019, sensual curves mean that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style!

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feature fireplace

Feature Fireplace

I have seen many homes where the fireplace is overlooked, yet it's easy to turn a fireplace into a stunning feature.

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plaster relief ideas

Plaster Relief

Unfired tiles are great for using for projects but you can also apply a plaster relief to matt ceramic tiles.

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pattern rollers

Pattern Rollers

Roll-on pattern paint rollers are great if you want to add pattern to walls without using stencils or wallpaper.

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upcycling furniture

Upcycling Furniture

Upcycling is a great way to turn secondhand bargains into feature pieces for a home.

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warm up for winter

Last Of Summer

As summer comes to an end, we start looking for ways to add warmth to our homes - without turning on heaters!

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clean grout

Clean Grout

The Internet is filled with suggestions for cleaning grout but how many of these ideas actually work?

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make red berry sundaes

Summer Indulgence

Enjoy the last days of summer with an indulgent treat that's perfect for after-dinner events on the patio.

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decorate a hallway

Ideas For Hallways

Most homes have some kind of hallway, and we offer advice on dressing up a hallway.

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use a paint roller

Paint Like A Pro!

When decorating a home for the first time, there are a few techniques you will need to master - like using a paint roller.

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easter feast

Easter Feast

This Easter enjoy a superb roast, with potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding, courtesy of AGA.

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good buy - bosch pfs 2000

Good Buy

The Bosch PFS 2000 spray system gives all your painted projects a professional finish.

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herbs for the home

Herbs For A Home

We look at six of the most popular herbs that you can use to make your home a happier, healthier place to live.

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painting tips

Painting Tips

With proper preparation and the right paint products, you can paint almost any surface in and around the home.

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deorex durban

Decorex Durban

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March 2019, Decorex Durban is where you can expect to see the finest concepts and products.

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