october is marine month

OCTOBER IS MARINE MONTH

October is Marine Month and we offer a few tips on how you can make a difference.

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interior intelligence

INTERIOR INTELLIGENCE

Great design has moved past practicality and become centred around creating strategies that that are mindful.

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creative lighting ideas for home

CREATIVE LIGHTING IDEAS

Lights and fixtures can make a huge difference and make your home’s interior stand out while providing the ideal mood.

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piping succulents on cakes and cupcakes

SUCCULENT SUMMER

This modern arid aesthetic is so hot in the icing world, turning regular cupcakes into the perfect prickly treat.

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ANY COLOUR YOU WISH

With painting a kitchen being the latest trend for a kitchen makeover, what colour would you like to paint your kitchen?

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glazed salmon

HONEY, SOY, GINGER-GLAZED SALMON

Try this recipe for honey, soy and ginger-glazed salmon with peanuts and pak choy and optional noodle.

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PRODUCT LAUNCH & COMPETITION

Sonae Arauco unveils Premium Spirit Finish to augment Innovus Decorative Products currently available.

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GET THE LOOK

If you are searching for ideas on decorating a shared bedroom, take a look at this project.

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Are you a part of the movement that chooses to simplify your life; to downsize your living space and make do with less?

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dark wall colours

EMBRACE YOUR DARK SIDE

Not everyone likes to decorate with white or light colours, many prefer the darker side with moody colours and dark hues.

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THE NATURAL ALTERNATIVE

I am sure many of you have heard of oxygen bleach and are wondering what it is and how you would use this at home.

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QUICK PROJECT

Framing your favourite photographs require an equally beautiful frame, and this wood picture frame is perfect.

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MODERN METALLIC

Timeless and classic, we offer a few ideas on how to bring a shimmer to your home with copper.

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grey hues and shades

COOL OR WARM?

There are many different hues of grey that you can use in rooms that are cool or warm or to create a relaxing atmosphere.

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wooden beams add warmth and texture

WARMTH AND TEXTURE

Adding rustic charm to a home, wooden beams can be found in residential properties around the globe.

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diy pine storage crates

MAKE IT

Children's bedrooms or playrooms soon need organisation, and these pine crates are affordable and easy to make.

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upholstered sofa covers south africa

CHANGE THE LOOK

Is your sofa looking a bit worse for wear with stains, rips and tears? Look at these funky upholstered sofa covers.

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PROS AND CONS

Having installed artificial lawn over 10 years ago, I am a big fan of the product, but there are pros and cons.

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HOW CLEAN ARE YOUR BATHMATS?

It might seem like a strange topic to cover, but in many homes, bathmats are not cleaned as often as they should be.

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3 step bathroom makeover

1... 2... 3... EASY!

Everyone seems to be doing something to their homes and bathroom and kitchen renovations are top of the list.

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before and after makeovers

BEFORE & AFTER INSPIRATION

A little inspiration can go a long way and the following before and after interior makeovers show just how easy it is.

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use masking tape or painters tape

WHICH IS BETTER?

Masking tape is reasonably inexpensive while painter's tape costs more, but it helps to know which is the better.

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acrylic rock painting

DISCOVER ROCK ART

Painted rock or pebble art has become a global trend, and crafters have fun painting colourful designs onto them.

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silicone sealant or acrylic sealant

SILICONE OR ACRYLIC SEALANT?

We take a look at silicone sealer or acrylic sealant and discuss which is the better product.

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tips for healthy home

5 HEALTHY TIPS

Never mind Covid, your home could be making you sick and you didn't even know it!

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wall panelling along staircase

STAIRCASE APPEAL

If the entrance to your home includes a staircase, there are plenty of ways to create an impact.

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what is self closing hinge

SOFT-CLOSE HINGES

No matter if you are installing new kitchen or updating an old one, soft-close hinges should be on your shopping list.

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buy fabric bowl and dish covers

BUY OR MAKE

Fabric bowl and dish covers are a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to plastic and clingwrap.

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creative uses for chalk paint

CREATIVE IDEAS

Chalk paint has taken over the world and everyone is looking for creative ways to use chalk paint in their homes.

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save on worx tool range

MASSIVE SAVINGS!

Discover the WORX range of cordless tools, and purchase what you need with the special offer on WORX tools.

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win a weber braai with italtile

WIN A WEBER BRAAI

September is Heritage Month and Italtile is giving you the opportunity to win a Weber braai on Instagram.

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tips to hang curtains

HANG 'EM RIGHT

If you are decorating a new home, you will want to hang curtains to finish off the room decor.

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organic lighting

ORGANIC LIGHTING

Upcycle a lampshade frame or lamp base using natural twine or wood to craft an organic lampshade.

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homeowners essential toolkit

HOMEOWNERS ESSENTIAL TOOLKIT

A toolkit is essential to perform everyday maintenance and repairs in and around your property.

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diy wood-fired stove ideas

3 DIY WOOD-FIRED STOVES

We show you how to build your own wood-fire stove top, pizza oven and braai using affordable and recycled materials.

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cover cardboard boxes with fabric

IT'S A WRAP

An inexpensive solution for a children's bedroom, fabric-covered cardboard boxes make excellent storage containers.

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cosmetic bathroom makeover

COSMETIC MAKEOVER

Just as you would look different after a cosmetic makeover, so you can bring out a change in a boring white bathroom.

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about wall plugs and wall anchors

WALL PLUGS

Wall Plugs are essential when hanging or mounting anything onto a wall, but which one is the correct choice?

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make kiddies clothes from old clothes

KIDDIES CLOTHES FOR FREE!

Anyone handy with a sewing machine will enjoy this post that looks at upcycling old shirts into kiddies clothing.

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diy plate rack

QUICK PROJECT

Making a built-in plate rack for your kitchen allows easy storage and access to delicate plates or crockery.

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cardboard clock

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS!

This stunning shabby-chic style clock is made using cardboard and coated with chalk paint... who would have thought?

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vinyl wrap for fridge

WRAP IT UP

Do you have an old refrigerator you want to keep, perhaps as a backup fridge or as an extra refrigerator for cold drinks?

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CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY

In honour of Heritage Day, Spier is proud to present a limited-edition Wine and Food Tasting Experience.

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make bedside shelf unit with drawer

MAKE IT

When space is a concern, making your own easy DIY bedside shelf unit is a great solution that saves floor space.

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keep ants out of your pets food

KEEP ANTS OUT!

In my home, the ants enjoy the dog food more than the dog. This handy tip will keep ants out of your pet's food bowl.

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stone house dream home

HOUSE OF STONE

Derick and Renette Opperman realised a dream when they purchased a derelict stone building to transform into a home.

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garden tips for spring

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING

Spring is the perfect time to get out into the garden and start setting up a beautiful display of plants and accessories.

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GAS OR ELECTRIC HOB?

When it comes to a gas or electric hobs and which is better, I'm kinda on the fence since both have pros and cons.

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SCRATCHES GONE!

We look at how to deal with scratches, gouges and scuff marks that mar the finish of laminate flooring.

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jute headboard

MAKE IT

This decorative headboard is made by weaving jute strips around a pine frame, and it's a quick and easy project.

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layered curtains

LAYERED LUXURY

A layered window treatment is the perfect way to finish off a formal living room, dining room or bedroom.

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tile trends

ON TREND

There is a global trend that highlights long-forgotten eras - designs that have been remastered using inkjet technology.

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win R1 million cash

WIN R1 MILLION CASH!

What would you do with a R1 Million cash that you can spend on your home, invest, explore the world or splurge?

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online kitchen visualizer tool

KITCHEN VISUALIZER TOOL

Now you can design and visualize your dream kitchen by using PG Bison's online kitchen design tool.

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pine kitchen storage containers

MAKE IT

Make a set of small, medium and large pine and plywood storage containers for your kitchen.

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upcycle with gold leaf

ALL THAT GLITTERS...

There are plenty of uses for gold leaf on decor accessories and it's an inexpensive way to glam up the home.

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tips for working with wood

WORKING WITH WOOD

Wood is composed of various cells and it can be a challenging material to work with, so choose and use wood wisely.

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window treatments for sliding doors

WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR SLIDING DOORS

Choosing a window treatment for sliding patio or French doors can be tricky, but these ideas will help you to decide.

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add a laundry room

PLAN FOR A LAUNDRY

Struggling with storage and space in a small or compact kitchen? Adding on a laundry room is the perfect solution.

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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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diy divas workshops johannesburg

DIY WORKSHOPS

Join the fun at DIY Divas at venues in Johannesburg and Pretoria and discover how to do-it-yourself!

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vermont sales exhibition centre

NEW EXHIBITION CENTRE

By revamping their previous head offices Vermont Sales are now able to showcase world-class brands on a rotating basis

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is solvent-based enamel paint safe

SAFE TO USE?

In this article, Plascon looks at why oil-based enamel Paint is becoming a thing of the past.

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balance femininity in shared living space

BALANCE FEMININITY IN SHARED SPACES

Kim Williams, focused on desining interiors, offers her thoughts on how to balance femininity in a shared space.

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protect upholstery from stains

FABRIC PROTECTION

Scotchgard has protected upholstered furniture for years, so it comes as a surprise that the original, formula has been discontinued due to safety hazards.

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where to buy hibachi grill

HIBACHI GRILLS

The Hibachi offers the convenience to grill foods, takes up little space and is used primarily to bring out the flavours of food.

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how to clean braai or gas grill

THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN

Summer is on the way and it's time to dig the hibachi, braai or gas grill out of storage to give it a thorough cleaning.

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price of festool

WORTH THE COST?

Festool is fast becoming one of the best brands of power tools on the market, but are they worth the cost?

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MAINTAIN COMMON PROPERTY

Maintaining common property is the responsibility of the body corporate and WORX tools make the job much easier.

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easy ways to update kitchen

4 QUICK TIPS

Take a look at our four quick tips that you can put to good use to give your kitchen a fast update.

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wash or dry clean window treatments

WASH OR DRYCLEAN?

It's the time of year when we look to refreshing the interior of our homes and taking down heavyweight winter curtains.

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how to cut grocery bill

SAVE ON GROCERIES

Monthly costs are increasing, but salaries aren't keeping up and we are being forced to look at ways to cut costs.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Spier Light Art 2022 will celebrate enchantment and exuberance as a way to contribute to this year’s agenda.

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be a baking boss

BE A BAKING BOSS!

When it comes to creating bountiful businesses in the baking industry there is no shortage of avenues.

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NEW LOOK FOR OLD FURNITURE

Yolanda Van Niekerk shares her dining room makeover using Tjhoko paint to give her dining table and chairs a new look.

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smart kitchen organisation

SMART STORAGE

We offer some practical kitchen organisation tips brought to you by PG Bison and The Labb.

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step by step bathroom renovation

TAKE IT STEP-BY-STEP

Decided it's time for a bathroom makeover? Take inspiration from this bathroom renovation.

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the get it done now checklist

GET IT DONE NOW CHECKLIST

Every homeowner knows that it is important to stay on top of things that need to be done before each season.

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