April 14 2014 | Decor Crafts
I have been wanting to create a vintage picture gallery for quite a while and finally managed to get it done as a project for easy DIY. Although the picture frame is made using 12mm SupaWood, I wanted it to look more like a vintage cottage window frame, with individual panels for favourite photographs. The frame for the picture gallery was painted and then lightly distressed to make it look more authentic.
April 12 2014 | Living Spaces
I know that there are many readers who will find this project interesting. Having previously posted on painting upholstered furniture, and receiving lots of enquiries on this topic, I thought it might be nice to share another painted upholstery project with you.
April 12 2014 | Recycling Crafts
If you have an old dresser or chest of drawers that is no longer of any practical value, perhaps it is made out of veneered chipboard or is beyond repair, you will probably find that the drawers can still come in useful. Even though the frame of a cabinet might be veneered chipboard, the drawers are usually manufactured out of genuine wood. Here are a few ideas for repurposing old drawers...
April 11 2014 | Ponds and Water Features
Buying a simple water feature can cost anywhere from R800 upwards depending on the size. Or you could make your own custom concrete water feature with a few basic supplies that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse and a cardboard carpet tube. Here's how to make a simple cylinder water feature that won't cost more than around R100.
April 10 2014 | Recycle and Repurpose
When changing the doors in a home it seems such a waste to throw them away. Secondhand stores, antique shops and salvage yards, as well as online auctions and classifieds are full of wonderful old doors that can be given a new life in so many different ways. If you have an old door that you can't bear to throw out, take a look at some of the ways to repurpose doors.
April 08 2014 | Beginners DIY
In a smaller home, townhouse or apartment there isn't always space for a bookcase, so easyDIY looked at various options for a stylish yet practical alternative to this and came up with a bookcase tower. Made using 16mm SupaWood and PAR pine, this bookshelf is easy to make and you can finish in your choice of colour.
April 08 2014 | Children's Furniture
I discovered this simple desk design on Maison Du Monde, a French furniture manufacturer. It consists of two open shelf units and a top and sells for around R2500. To make this desk you would only need one sheet of 16mm PG Bison SupaWood that you can have cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse and a few supplies for a total cost of around R850.
April 07 2014 | Kitchen Improvements
Take a visit to the tile section at your local Builders Warehouse and you will see a selection of glass mosaic tile sheets in colours and textures. Using mosaic to tile a backsplash is far easier than using standard tiles since their smaller size allows you to fit tiles in and around appliances, in tight areas and with less fuss and mess.
April 07 2014 | Decor Crafts
Every home should have a few potted plants or herbs, but if you don't want to go to the expense of buying fancy pots, we used 6mm SupaWood to make decorative lattice frames for plant pots. Now you can place potted plants anywhere in the home and paint the lattice frames to match your existing decor.
April 05 2014 | Children's Furniture
This simple wall shelf can be mounted above a bed or desk to provide storage for toys, books and accessories, or decor. We used 16mm PG Bison SupaWood and the project took 30 minutes to cut and assemble everything. Order your board and have everything cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse and then grab your power tools...
April 04 2014 | Garden Projects
Making your own concrete planters is a fun way to create your own personalised pots for a garden. You can add glass or stone pebbles, mosaic or any other decorative trim to finish off the concrete planters. You can also use this same method to create a water feature.
April 03 2014 | Outdoor Entertaining
As we head towards autumn and the weather starts to cool down, set up your garden for an afternoon or evening's get together with family or friends. Hire a catering table for the day if you don't already have a large dining table, and use items that you already have in and around the home to create a warm, friendly atmosphere.
April 03 2014 | Home Maintenance
Gaps in and around window and door frames should be sealed as soon as any cracks or opening in the joints occurs. Failure to fill in these gaps will result in moisture gaining access to the wood and leading to wood rot and eventual disintegration of the wood.
April 01 2014 | Childrens Bedrooms
Brought to you by easyDIY, this practical storage bench also serves as a toybox. The seat lifts up to provide a place to store toys out of sight and keep any child's bedroom uncluttered. You can paint the storage bench in any combination of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint colours - to suit the existing bedroom decor or to add a splash of colour.
April 01 2014 | Painting Techniques
Refinishing old or secondhand furniture has become one of the hottest trends over the past few years. Not only does it allow you to revamp bargain furniture, it's also a way to put old pieces relegated to the garden shed or garage back into use in a home.
March 31 2014 | Beginners DIY Projects
Getting our DIY Divas work space more organised has been at the top of my 'To Do' list forever. This past week I finally got around to making new storage cabinets to house all our tools and supplies, as well as make up colourful storage boxes that are mounted on the wall for smaller items.
March 27 2014 | Decor Crafts
Here's an easy way to give any coffee table and instant makeover... with wallpaper and upholstery nails. A plain white-painted coffee table goes from average to amazing and one-of-a-kind in an hour, and you can do the same with any coffee table.
March 26 2014 | Rust-Oleum Crafts
Rust-Oleum offers an excellent selection of spray painting products that come in an amazing range of colours. Satin, gloss or metallic, Rust-Oleum spray paint offers twice the coverage to make spray painting almost any object quick and easy.
March 26 2014 | Beginner DIY Projects
These wooden shelf units are ideal for a bathroom and you can make them using PAR pine that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. Leave them natural or stain in your choice of wood tint and finish off with varnish. If you have all the pieces cut to size all that you have to do is assemble.
March 24 2014 | Beginner DIY Projects
This laptop stand or lap tray is perfect for anyone who finds themselves working in a situation where a table or desk isn't available. I made this laptop stand for my son, who is presently doing studies and either sits on his bed or couch. The laptop stand has holes that allow for air circulation, and even a slot for your iPad or smart phone.
March 24 2014 | Window Treatments
.You don’t need to wait for someone to come and measure your windows to receive a quote. Along with their made-to-measure blinds service, Blinds Direct also provide pre-made blinds should you require a combination of the two.
March 24 2014 | Home Improvement
The buzzword all around the world these days is ‘sustainability’. Going green is even becoming an increasingly prominent trend in home décor, as we look for ways to beautify our living space, while helping the environment.
March 23 2014 | Decorating Techniques
Some of the wood stain colours that you find on the shelf these days are boring and old fashioned. Any easy way to make your own colourful wood stain is to use food colouring. In this article you will find out how easy it is to stain wood in any colour you want - easy and affordably. Grab some PAR pine blocks to practice on and start mixing up rainbow shades of wood stains.
March 23 2014 | Beginners DIY Projects
Kids love to play with lego and you invariably end up with pieces of lego all over the house. Why not make a simple organiser that can be used to store lego and small toys but still allow the kids to have easy access - and an easy way to tidy up after they have finished.