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Iconic black & White

Black and white is an iconic colour scheme and the most classic of combinations.

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Versatile tiles

Before embarking on a tiling project know the various tile types and what areas they are better suited to.

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Which power saw?

For the average DIY enthusiast there are many types of power saws, but which one is the best for your needs?

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Sharpen garden tools

It's time to get out those dull and rusty garden tools and restore them to good condition ready for use in the garden.

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Rip out your lawn

Artificial grass is not affected by pool chemicals, does not require water, needs no fertilizer and never needs mowing!

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DIY chest of drawers

Here's how to make a Malm-style chest of drawers and finish it to match your home decor

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Easy makeovers

So many ways to use paint, fabric or wallpaper to turn furniture into statement pieces with WOW factor!

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Glass menu board

Make a glass menu board. Spray the back with any Rust-Oleum colour to match you existing decor.

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Joining methods

At the end of the day I like to make furniture that is affordable, modern and takes the least amount of time.

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Tub chair finished

I finished the tub chair for my home office this weekend and it looks good and is very comfy!

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Kids reading corner

Create a stunning library wall or reading nook in a child's bedroom with book ledges.

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Fix leaks instantly

LeakSeal is a rubberized protective coating designed to fill and seal leaks and cracks instantly.

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Coastal kids

This coastal children's furniture is easy enough to make and painted in wonderful seaside hues.

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DIY painting tips

Using the most suitable paint for the most appropriate setting will yield the best results.

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Dremel workshop

Don't  miss the Dremel Tools workshop this coming Saturday at DIY Divas in Randpark Ridge.

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Drill through tiles

If you have the right tools and accessories, drilling through tiles is a quick and easy project

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Make a tub chair

Find easy instructions on how to make, upholster and make a slipcover for a tub chair

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A return to Memphis?

When researching for trends one name keeps popping up... Memphis. What is Memphis style?

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Out with paint stripper

No gooey mess - no fuss - and much faster. The easy way to sand burglar bars and security gates.

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Stripes still trending

Chevron may be out but stripes continue to feature in designer homes, fabrics and decor accessories. 

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Knock off metallic mirror

You can easily make this beautiful mirror at a fraction of the cost with supplies from your local Builders.

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Rust-Oleum ideas

Restore, revamp, makeover or update - it's so easy and affordable with Rust-Oleum spray paint.

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Router workshop

The workshop will include tips and tricks for using a router for furniture and decor projects

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Fade to black

Black walls have a way of introducing a level of drama and impact that no other colour can do.

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Door detailing

Plywood or MDF strips applied to interior doors add a new level of detail to plain hollow core doors.

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Laundry tips

Here are some tips for time- and energy-savings tips for the cleanest laundry and that might even save you money.

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Dress up a bookcase

There are plenty of design ideas to turn a boring or plain pine or MDF bookcase into a show piece

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Use a hole saw

There comes a time when you need to drill holes in a project. We provide tips on how to use a hole saw.

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Quick & easy footstool

I have been needing a footstool in the family room for quite a while and finally got around to making one.

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2015 Trunk Show

The Ideas magazine annual Trunk Show will take place from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July 2015

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Plank walls

Using reclaimed wood, pine planks or 3mm board is a great way to add character to any bedroom.

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Party favours

I am revisiting a previous project using plastic cold drink bottles as party favour containers.

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Cape Homemakers Expo

The Cape Homemakers Expo takes place from 27 to 30 August 2015. You have an opportunity to win tickets.

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Cardboard tube stool

This über trendy cardboard seat or stool is made using recycled cardboard boxes and tubes.

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1-hour photo frames

These colourful frames are made in 1 hour and are sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X in fresh hues.

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DIY bicycle stand

This self-supporting bicycle stand is extremely easy to make and you can make out of scrap wood

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Feature fireplace

Winter or summer - turn a built-in or freestanding fireplace into an attractive focal point in the home

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