turn tree stump ring into side or coffee table

RECYCLE IT

It's so easy to recycle a tree stump into a stylish side table for a rustic yet sophisticated piece for your living room.

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QUICK PROJECT

Pop into your local hardware store for PAR pine and grab your power tools to make this quick and easy room divider.

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HOW TO MAKE SOAP

Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is still one of the best ways to protect your family from germs.

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REDESIGN SMALL BEDROOM

It's the room where you spend the most time, but it's also the room where some people tend to spend the least money.

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DRILL BIT SHARPENER

Drill Doctor introduces self-powered drill bit sharpener at incredibly special launch price, making it affordable to DIYers.

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MAKE AN ENTRANCE!

Entrance halls are not only for grand mansions, they offer a beautiful space to introduce the unique identity of our home.

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MAKE A BUCKET LIST

Leftover HTH bucket or paint buckets? Check for recycle stamp #5 and use these to store or grow plants, plus more.

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WHICH IS BETTER?

Should I buy a ceramic hob or an induction hob and what is the difference between the two?

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5 EASY UNGRADES

Giving your bathroom a new look doesn't have to cost a lot of money if you shop wisely and pay attention to small details.

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FRUIT TREES IN SMALL GARDEN

Since my recent post about my vegetable garden, I thought I would also share my plans for growing fruit trees as well.

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LOVE THE LOOK OF WOOD?

We all know how beautiful wood floors look, but now you can combine the look of wood and the durability of tile.

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SOURCE SEEDS TO GROW YOUR OWN

Now we have joined the ranks of gardeners who grow their own, I'm on the hunt or organic vegetable seeds.

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SHARE THE GIFT

Builders gift registry online including an app that makes it easy to fulfill all your gifting requirements.

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CELEBRATE AT HOME

Inspired by Spier's rich wine history, here are some wonderful ways to make this Heritage Day a memorable one.

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quoin rock picnics

PICNICS IN OCTOBER

Nothing beats a stylish picnic in a natural environment and Quoin Rock is a winning destination for a pleasurable day out.

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SO YUMMY!

Give your breakfasts a new twist with this Eggs Benedict and Hollandaise sauce recipe from Chef Tharwat Londt.

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#BALCONYGARDEN

#balconygarden is a popular trend, but knowing how to create a cohesive space can seem a daunting task.

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COLOUR GLASS

When recycling glass food jars, being able to add some colour to these means you can find even more uses for them.

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AN ORGANIC TOUCH

Organic materials are perfect for crafting accessories such as a mirror frame, as shown in this feature.

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pegboard storage ideas

PEG IT UP

Make a DIY pegboard that use dowels and easily mounted shelves for both storage and as a decorative accessory.

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wallpaper on appliances

QUICK PROJECT

Not everyone has the funds to buy new appliances, but this solution will give your ugly appliances a new look.

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MAKE IT

The hotter months of the year make it perfect to dine outdoors and this wooden picnic table will seat an entire family.

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IN BUDGET AND ON TIME

An expert shares some crucial tips and secrets to get you that perfect kitchen redo you are dreaming about!

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FREE eBOOK

Now more than ever children need positive input in their lives and some happy distraction to keep them occupied.

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COCO WHAT?

Coco products achieve growing popularity for home gardens to preserve water and help the environment.

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REAL LIFE RENO

Looking to revamp your kitchen on the cheap? Take inspiration from this SupaWood and scaffolding plank reno.

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SHOPPING FOR TILES

The global pandemic has brought about plenty of changes, but we can enjoy is the ability to buy more online.

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make pompom rug

SO SOFT AND FLUFFY

Pom-Pom rugs are incredibly easy to make and once you have made one pom-pom rug you will want to make more.

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BEST OF THE BEST!

When you need to use the best tools money can buy - it's no secret that the Festool range of tools is just that.

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MICATEX WITH POLYCELL

Plascon Micatex, the strongest exterior paint, now contains Polycell for even more strength, toughness and protection.

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EASY FABRIC PAINTING

Add pattern to your dining table or make cushion, curtains or blinds, with these simple and easy ideas for fabric painting.

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MAKE IT

Make this attractive console table using PAR pine and laminated pine and place in an entrance or hallways.

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BEAUTIFUL DOORS

Give your closet a makeover with fabric for doors that reflect both style and sophisticated good looks.

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trend alert painted wall arches

TREND ALERT!

Tired of your square home? Discover a new decorating trend taking homes by storm - painted wall arches.

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NEW CRAFT TREND

Get crafty with colourful Sharpie pens and some alcohol or use alcohol ink for your craft projects with these ideas.

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choose the right pillows

GOOD NIGHT?

If you haven't replaced your pillows for quite some time, we take a look at the most common filling materials.

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use art for headboard

QUICK PROJECT

Not satisfied with a plain headboard and prefer something more eye-catching, why not think about using a piece of art?

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3 ways to repurpose old furniture

3 WAYS TO REPURPOSE

Want to give your furniture a revamp or just make it more trendy? Take a look at these 3 ways to repurpose old furniture.

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BEFORE YOU PAINT...

Before you open that can of paint, you might want to check that you don't have any of these problems before you start.

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raised beds and vertical gardens

NO MORE BACKACHE

I have been planning raised beds and vertical gardens and I'm pleased to show you the result to date.

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TODAY ONLY!

The Bosch GKF 550W Palm Router is a powerful router that is very easy to use and on special offer for today only!

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NEED A REMODEL?

A dark and uninspiring 70s style kitchen gets a remodel - but retains its original floorplan to save on costs.

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YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT

With all spending more time at home, we look at a few ways to build an outdoor area for your-round entertaining.

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diy childrens bookshelf

MAKE A BOOKSHELF

Let your child experience the joy of reading. It expands their imagination and increases language skills at an early age.

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a concrete rock driveway

A DRIVEWAY THAT ROCKS!

This stunning concrete rock driveway is installed using moulds that are filled with cement mix and then tinted and sealed.

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DESIGN AN INTERESTING GARDEN

It's all too easy to lay square lawn and plant flowers, but there are ways to make your garden more interesting.

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uses for plastic shopping bags

MORE WAYS TO RECYCLE

Recycling is not a passing trend, it's a lifestyle; something we all need to be more aware of.

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have it delivered or take home yourself

WORTH THE HASSLE?

You can have it delivered - at a cost, but if you want to take it home yourself and save money, make sure you can!

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DIRTY MONEY

It's no secret that paper money is dirty, but did you know that it is dirtier than a household toilet!

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DEEP CLEAN CARPETS

The weather is warming up and it's time to think about giving your carpets and rugs a deep cleaning.

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EASILY CUT IBR

I am busy setting out raised beds for my veggie garden and needed to cut IBR sheeting using Malco Shears.

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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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WE'RE BACK IN ACTION!

We're taking the necessary precautions in order to bring DIY Divas back in action to a venue close to you.

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DON'T RATTLE THOSE POTS & PANS

Stainless steel pots & pans are popular, but you need to use these types of pans with care if you want them to last.

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DESIGN-A-BED

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

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climbing wall or frame for kids

CLIMBING THE WALLS!

Schools in - schools out - who knows! One thing for sure is that this climbing wall will keep the kids occupied for hours.

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MAKE IT

Crates are great for turning into a handy side table and you only need a drill/driver and galvanised pipe and fittings.

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ORGANISE GARAGE

If your garage is a dumping ground, cleaning out and keeping it organised doesn't have to be such hard work.

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recycle plastic for use in garden

MORE USES FOR PLASTIC

Recycle plastic household wastefor practical uses in the garden. Check out these great recycling ideas.

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PRIVACY PLEASE!

Now that painting the exterior of the house is done, it's time to increase the height of my front wall.

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SAFETY FIRST

MICROJIG is an ultra-safe,innovative woodworking jig that considers your safety of the utmost importance.

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DON'T PLANT THAT TREE!

There has been a lot of  homeowners having trees removed that were causing damage to their property.

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TODAY ONLY!

The Kreg R3 Pocket-Hole Jig makes all your crafty DIY and woodworking projects easy and simple.

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ARTFULLY ARRANGED

If you are wondering how to style a bookcase for best effect, we show you some Instagram-worthy ideas.

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SOPHISTICATED PALETTE

Some wonderful paint hues are waiting to fill your home with brightness, warmth and fresh spring appeal.

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ideas for more storage

UNEXPECTED STORAGE

Finding extra space isn't easy, but there are a few places to store more that you probably never thought of.

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SOFTWOOD OR HARDWOOD?

We've all come to know pine as a softwood, but what's the difference between softwood and hardwood?

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DIY KITCHEN @ R25,000

You have been wanting to give your kitchen a revamp for ages, but can you do it on a tight budget?

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quick and easy ideas for gardens

8 QUICK & EASY IDEAS

Here are some quick and easy ways to spruce up your garden for a colourful space where you love to spend time.

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festool try before you buy campaign

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Here's a great opportunity for you to put Festool to the test with their 'Try before you buy' promotion.

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trends you dont want in your home

SAY BYE-BYE TO THESE TRENDS

Trends have a habit of inspiring us to do things in our homes, only to become out of fashion a few years later.

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WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

I am seriously considering underfloor heating in my freezing bathroom and want to consider all the options...

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TYPES OF MULCH

Every garden needs a layer of mulch to enrich the soil or offer many other benefits to garden plants.

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A JOB WELL DONE

Finding the right tiling contractor is not easy, so we offer some tips on the best way to go about this.

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HOW SAFE IS MY WORKSPACE?

Going to work during the throes of a global pandemic has everyone asking the question, "How safe is my workspace?"

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MASKS TO MAKE YOU SMILE!

African Smiles and local creatives support the Smile Foundation with inspiring face masks with a message

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CAPE MALAY CHICKEN CURRY

If not protected from UV rays, your furniture can suffer from fading and scorching caused by direct sunlight.

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protect furniture from direct sunlight

PREVENT SUN DAMAGE

If not protected from UV rays, your furniture can suffer from fading and scorching caused by direct sunlight.

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bedrooms for kids

FUN DECORATING IDEAS

We offer some functional ideas to put into practice when decorating a bedroom for a child 8 - 12 years of age.

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REMOVE BAKED-ON GREASE

When you're a busy baker, you want an easy and effective way to clean your baking trays.

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