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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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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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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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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