replace light fitting

UPDATE YOUR LIGHTING

Still have old light fittings in your home that need replacing? Here's a simple way to swap them out for new light fittings.

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how to finish off ugly tiled edge

ANOTHER EASY METHOD

I am adding another -very easy and affordable - method for finishing off ugly tiled edges using sealing tape.

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monthly home maintenance checklist

WHAT'S NEXT?

Not sure what home maintenance needs to be done and when? Take a look at our monthly home maintenance checklist.

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repurpose old sweaters

REPURPOSE OLD SWEATERS

When sorting through old sweaters, don't throw old ones out - try one of these great ways to repurpose old sweaters.

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make an oil diffuser

AROMATHERAPY FOR THE HOME

Why pay a fortune for air freshener when you can make a diffuser and fill your home with natural scents.

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diy strip light vanity mirror

MAKE IT

A well-lit mirror is essential for grooming and this LED strip light mirror is ideal for a dressing table or bathroom vanity.

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diy strip lighting projects

DIY IDEAS WITH LED STRIP LIGHTS

There are some great ways to light your home, but one of the most unique for lighting is using LED strip lighting.

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DOWNSIZING!

Whether it's because the kids have gone on their own or something you have to do, downsizing can be good for you.

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new kreg range of pocket hole jigs

COMING SOON!

Leave it to the guys at Kreg to design an even better pocket-hole jig that goes well beyond the original design.

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best ways to secure a home

SECURE YOUR HOME

SPONSORED: There are several ways to make your home burglar-proof and protect your family and belongings.

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10 diys for a home

10 DIYs FOR THE HOME

When you are feeling creative with your crafty DIY skills, here are a few DIY projects you can do for the home.

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make quick and easy bookcase

QUICK AND EASY

This bookcase won't take long to make and it's the perfect size for a study or home office or children's bedroom.

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what you can do with a can of paint

A SINGLE CAN OF PAINT!

Here are some clever ideas to give your home a mini facelift with a single can of paint for a dramatic impact.

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organise your drawers

ORGANISE YOUR DRAWERS

Keeping drawers organised, whether in a bedroom, kitchen or workshop, should be an easy task and we show you how.

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herbs that repel flies

PLANTS THAT REPEL FLIES

Here are some plants to grow on a kitchen windowsill help to control houseflies.

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mosaic indoor plant pots

FAUX MOSAIC POTS

With Fimo clay, you can be as creative as you want, and these colourful faux mosaic plant pots and trays are just that!

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is coffee healthy

CAFFEINE AWARENESS MONTH

We look at what you need to know about consuming caffeinated beverages like coffee in a safe and healthy way.

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do tinted window films work

THE SHADY SIDE OF LIFE

Unless you are considering replacing your windows, window film might be a way to better insulate rooms in a home.

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lighting around bathroom mirror

LIGHTING FOR BATHROOM MIRROR

When you own your home, you are always looking for ideas to turn your house into that dream home.

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make a shelf in 10 minutes

MAKE A SHELF IN 10-MINUTES

If you need extra storage in your home, here's a 10 minutes shelf you can DIY in... well, 10 minutes!

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how to hang a shelf

HANG A SHELF

When hubby is occupied with other tasks and there's no one else, follow this easy solution for hanging a shelf on your own.

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diy garden path

WALK THIS WAY

Whether it's to get from A to B or just as a decorative feature, this reclaimed pallet walkway is an inexpensive project.

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is beige and grey greige

IS IT GREY OR BEIGE?

As one of the most popular paint colours, greige provides a backdrop for decorating with a cool or warm undertone.

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design a bed childrens furniture

DESIGN-A-BED

Wide range of custom beds, bedside tables and storage furniture for boys and girls bedrooms.

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better option than silicone sealer

FORGET MESSY SILICONE SEALER!

Silicone sealer is messy, time-consuming and doesn't last long, so use sealing tape instead.

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roasted pork open sandwiches

ROASTED PORK OPEN SANDWICHES

Try this recipe for delicious roasted pork open sandwiches with rocket, horseradish cream and pickled red onion.

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Join the fun at DIY Divas

JOIN THE FUN

Want to make your own decor accessories or custom furniture? Find out how at DIY-Divas around the country.

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paint glass bottles

FUN CRAFT IDEA

Make a colourful arrangement of recycled bottles - for display or buds or plant cuttings - using acrylic craft paint.

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work from home

WORKING FROM HOME

Is your employer considering - or already put in place - the option of working from home from your own home office?

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diy heart picture frame

HEART PICTURE FRAME

This DIY Valentine heart frame is an easy project that you can do and one that will be appreciated by a loved one.

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weatherproof home for winter

WEATHERPROOF FOR WINTER

Autumn is almost upon us and now is the best time to start weatherproofing your home for winter.

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need a handyman

WHEN YOU NEED A HANDYMAN

 If you have never hired a handyman before, here is a list of things to find out before you hire one.

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child-proofing a home

IS YOUR HOME CHILD-PROOF?

Making a home child-friendly is of the utmost importance when infants start to move around and investigate.

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tips for working with plywood sheets

5 HANDY TIPS

We asked Kreg Tools to give us 5 tips for better results when working with plywood for your DIY projects.

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space saving ideas for small childrens bedroom

SPACE FOR A BED

Not all bedrooms are large and sometimes the 3rd bedroom is so small it's hard to find space for furniture.

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what blinds for bathroom

PRIVACY WITH STYLE

Venetian blinds are the ideal window treatments for any bathroom. Plus they come in a variey of stylish options.

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fix roof leaks

BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

As soon as water stains start to appear on the ceiling, you know there's a leak in the roof that must be fixed immediately.

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need space for more clothes

NEED SPACE FOR CLOTHES?

Is your closet overflowing and you can't even get to your clothes? If so, it's time to organise your closet.

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bedroom colours for all year round

BEDROOM FOR ALL SEASONS

Instead of decorating your bedroom for summer or winter, decorate it in colours that look great no matter the season!

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diy make shelf for balcony

QUICK PROJECT

Having a balcony, gives you a place to sit outdoors and these DIY balcony shelves can be used for snacks, drinks or plants.

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crafty valentines ideas

VALENTINE CRAFT IDEAS

There are 1000s of craft ideas for Valentine's Day, and we found 6 of the best for this Valentine's Day.

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illuminating yellow

ILLUMINATE YOUR HOME

Infusing 2021 with hope, Pantone's Colour Of The Year will brighten your home and your mood.

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talisman competition

WIN WITH TALISMAN

When you need to drain water, Talisman’s 80mm water pump is just the thing for the job.

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finishing touches after renovation

FINISHING TOUCHES

With so much excitement at the end of a home renovation, don't overlook the finishing touches.

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standing desk

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF

Having worked from home for 15 years, I can tell you that buying a standing desk is the best decision I made.

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how to finance renovation

FINANCE YOUR RENOVATION

With the interest rate low, homeowners are looking at the best way to finance home improvement projects.

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ideas to make old furniture look modern

GIVE OLD FURNITURE A MODERN LOOK

Everyone has a piece of furniture that doesn't seem to fit, but there are plenty of ways to make it look modern.

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where to put microwave

WHERE TO PUT MICROWAVE?

I'm busy deciding where to put my microwave - an interesting question it seems.

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foam mattress okay for young child

WHAT MATTRESS FOR TODDLER?

Children's furniture expert, Design-A-Bed, advise on when a child should move up to an adult mattress.

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worx garden tools

PORTABILITY & POWER

No more plugging-in all your garden tools or untangling extensions leads with battery-operated tools from WORX.

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functional garden design

FUNCTIONAL GARDEN DESIGN

Having a plan in mind will make a difference when it comes to creating a well-designed and functional garden.

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how to fix leaks

REPAIR LEAKS ASAP

Any type of leak can, in the long term, cause a lot of damage and, no matter how small, should be repaired asap.

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to do before you move in

BEFORE YOU MOVE IN...

Thinking about buying a new home? You might want to consider what renovations need to be done before moving in.

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why you should use wood glue

STRONGER JOINS

Did you know that using wood glue when joining workpieces together creates the strongest joint possible?

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pet friendly flooring options

PET-FRIENDLY FLOORS

For anyone with pets, you will want to ensure flooring is scratch-resistant and easy to clean.

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custom paint colours

CUSTOM PAINT COLOURS

I often get asked for info on colours used in various interior pics, but that's not the way to choose custom paint colours.

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ideas for rental kitchens

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

You might be living in a rental property, but that doesn't mean you can't add personality and character.

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stage 8 load shedding for 2021

THE FUTURE IS GRIM

Energy experts expect load shedding to be normal for the next 5 years, but more than that, we may be looking at Stage 6.

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hand sharpen tools

SHARPEN TOOLS BY HAND

Any woodworker knows, when you use tools with an edge you need to be able to keep them sharp.

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worx 8 in 1 wheelbarrow

8-IN-1 WHEELBARROW

Imagine a wheelbarrow that does more. The Worx Aerocart is an 8-in-1 wheel-barrow that lifts and carries heavy loads.

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be more water wise

8 WATER SAVING TIPS

We all need to pull together to conserve water and we have 8 water saving tips that are quick and easy to implement.

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keep cool and mozzie free

COOL AND MOZZIE-FREE!

After the first rains, it's never long before the mozzies attack. I found a great way to keep them away and stay cool.

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care for summer hair

BEAUTIFUL HAIR... NATURALLY

Hair health activist and colour alchemist, Reneé Potgieter, shares her top tips to enhance your locks for the summer.

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whitewash paint on brick or stone

FRESH APPEAL FOR FACE BRICK

While some love the appeal of raw brick, applying a whitewash finish brings lightness and brightness into any room.

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can paint be eco friendly

CAN PAINT BE ECO-FRIENDLY?

Just painted the ceiling in my bedroom and gagging on the smell for two days, despite a label that says eco-friendly.

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make a soap holder

MAKE IT

With all the hand washing going on in my home, I need a soap holder to keep the soap from getting soggy and soft.

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which is the right drill bit

CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIT

Whatever the drilling task, choosing the right drill bit is crucial in completing the job easily and successfully.

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keyholder and command centre

GET ORGANISED

If the clutter in your home is out of control, consider making a key holder or command centre to corral all your stuff.

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luxury touches for bedrooms

ADD TOUCHES OF LUXURY

If you feel your bedroom is not giving you pleasant dreams, might be time to look at introducing a few luxurious touches.

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wolfcraft corner clamps

PRECISE CLAMPING FOR CORNERS

For those who enjoy making their own DIY picture frames, the Wolfcraft Corner Clamps make every project even easier.

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how safe if my home electrical wiring

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

If you've been living in a house for more than 20 years, you should think about having the electrical system inspected.

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material choice for window shutters

WHICH ONE WILL YOU CHOOSE?

Shutters are a great way to joosh up your home and we take a look at the different materials used in the manufacture.

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treat smelly laundry

DOES YOUR LAUNDRY SMELL?

In this article, we look at some easy ways to remove that damp, must smell in your clothes, linens and laundry.

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repair or replace thatch roof

REPAIR OR REPLACE?

A thatched roof adds character, but what do you do when the thatch starts to fall or if the thatch needs to be replaced?

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make bathroom feel larger

SMALL OR LARGE TILES?

Is it better to choose small or large tiles to make a bathroom feel larger and what else can you do?

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recipe fish tacos

FISH TIKKA MASALA TACOS

If you are looking for a delicious meal for the family, these tikka masala fish tacos will bust hungry appetites.

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woodworking gadgets that save you time

4 WOODWORKING GADGETS THAT SAVE YOU TIME

I'm all for gadgets that save you time and these gadgets are ones you might consider adding to your collection.

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stop the pain of rheumatoid arthritis

CURE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?

Not my normal topic, but one to share with anyone who suffers from the pain and deformity of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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how to get rid of black mould

DEAL WITH BLACK MOULD

Some years back, I converted the bath into a bath/shower combo, but now see black mould starting to appear.

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wash hair with warm or cold water

WARM OR COLD WATER?

Despite my age, I only recently found out that you should wash your hair with cold water... who would have thought?

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paint colours for bathroom

PAINT COLOURS FOR BATHROOMS

Your bathroom should present a modern yet tranquil atmosphere where you love to spend time relaxing.

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ideas for a garden nook

DESIGN A GARDEN NOOK

In my garden, I have arranged a couple of hanging basket chairs for a place where me and hubby can sit back relax.

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where is power line located in garden or ground

2021 WITH AN EXPENSIVE BANG!

This year, my family got to see 2021 in with a bang when our outside electrical box literally exploded!

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easy diy wall shelves

QUICK PROJECT

These shelves are probably one of the easiest and most affordable to make and ideal for extra storage or display.

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bosch glassvac windscreen wiper

EASY WAY TO CLEAN WINDOWS

With the introduction of the Bosch GlassVAC, there's now an easy way to clean all your windows.

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festool edge sander

PERFECTLY SANDED EDGES

The Festool Multi-Adjustable Edge Sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus handles all your sanding tasks - on any material.

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tie dye or shibori for wall art

QUICK PROJECT

Using the tie-dye or Shibori method, it's so easy to make your own interesting art for a wall gallery.

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4 kitchen organisation tips

AN ORGANISED KITCHEN

After the festive season, you are probably wondering what hit your kitchen. We offer a few tips for better organisation.

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diy family fun games

FAMILY FUN!

Looking for fun ways to fill the time during the holidays? This ring toss game is easy to make & fun for the whole family.

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sanitize home

CLEAN - DISINFECT - SANITIZE

This past year has brought the importance of a cleaner home to the fore, but is it better to disinfect or sanitize?

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home extension for more space

ADDING ON FOR MORE SPACE

If you have decided to stay where you are and add on to have more space, we offer advice on single-level additions.

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family friendly kitchens

FAMILY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN

With families spending more time at home, one home improvement project to consider is a family-friendly kitchen.

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what is landscape architecture

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Modern landscaping practices include a diversity of styles and trends, and knowing some of the basics is useful.

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100% organic pest control

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL

Growing your own produce is not just about planting and harvesting, it's also about taking action against pests.

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benefits of online shopping

ONLINE SHOPPING

It has taken a while, but many South Africans now prefer to shop online due to the many benefits it offers.

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how to wood plates and platters

MADE WITH WOOD

Making your own serving plates or platters will ensure you can feed everyone in style.

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a look at trends for 2021

REAL TRENDS FOR 2021

While 2020 is a year everyone wants to forget, it has heralded more than a few trends we are likely to see in 2021.

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tile stickers for rental homes

GLAM UPDATE FOR RENTAL HOMES

When renting a home, making changes gives you limited options- unless you go glam with vinyl tile stickers.

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make a cool fresh granita

COOL, REFRESHING GRANITA

This summer, celebrate with bottle or Spier Signature Chardonnay or Pinot Noir granita.

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modern clock with reclaimed wood

MAKE IT

This modern clock will take pride of place in any home with its reclaimed wood charm and copper accent.

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decorland window shutters

SHUTTERS FOR YOUR HOME

We offer 6 good reasons why shutters are a great option for your home if you need privacy, light control or security.

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serving or drinks or bar trolley

ROLLOUT THE DRINKS!

If you love to entertain this DIY bar trolley is an easy project that is affordable and stylish at the same time

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