Getting into green DIY this Earth Day.

Going Green is more than just a trend, it is a responsibility. This Earth Day, we have the responsibility to share our love for green DIY with you. Here are some of our favourite green DIY blogs for you to follow to get your greening on track. 1. The Green DIY Dream Founded in 2011, Dream … [Read more...]

DIY Do’s and Don’ts for Pregnant Women

Moms-to-be usually find themselves eager to tackle DIY projects. Whether it is painting the new arrival’s bedroom or installing some handy shelves for nappies, baby lotions and potions; there is often lots of DIY to be done before the 9 months are up. If you’re pregnant and you’ve been bitten by … [Read more...]

Sparkle or Glitter Paint

Sparkle or glitter Paint is a wonderful special effect paint to use if you are looking to really brighten up a room. All that you need is a fairy godmother-like flick of your magical paintbrush and you will have a fun, sparkly effect right at your fingertips. What is Sparkle Paint? Sparkle paint … [Read more...]

Breathe New Life into your old Treasures

Jack’s Refurbishing and Reupholstering Tips There is no right or wrong time to reupholster or refurbish your favourite piece of furniture. Many of us live with furniture that shows the wear and tear of daily living and, as it gets older, we wonder whether to repair or simply replace it. Why … [Read more...]

Prettifying Front Doorways

Remember that house on your street with the cute red door? Of course you do! There’s nothing more memorable than a prettified front door. After all, it can often be the only distinguishing factor between your house and all of the other ones that look just like it. Breathe some new life into your … [Read more...]

Two DIY Projects for Hanging Stuff

If you like rolling up your sleeves and tackling DIY projects, you may as well put all of that left over hardware and paint to good use! DIY projects needn’t be restricted to painting an old bookcase or hanging pictures on the wall, you can also get really creative with some of these fun and unique … [Read more...]

Just an Old Bookshelf? Think Again

  At some point or another you may have had a sturdy bookshelf somewhere in your home. Perhaps at one point in your life it was filled up with books, sometimes assorted knick knacks. Before you decide to toss it out for a newer version or some floating shelves, think again. With some … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: How to Clean Your Brushes and Rollers using a Minimal Amount of Water

Cleaning Your Brushes and Rollers using a Minimal Amount of Water We live in a dry country and we are all aware of the need to save water in everything that we do. Here you will find out how to do so the next time that you have paint brushes and rollers to clean. Water Saving Cleaning … [Read more...]

Helping You Understand the Meanings of Different Decorating Terms and Painting Techniques

After reading the brief explanations below you will have a clearer understanding of what these commonly used decorating terms mean when you next page through a DIY magazine looking for inspiration.     Colour washing - this painting technique uses diluted paint, resulting in a … [Read more...]

Stunning Statement Walls

Stunning Statement Walls Everyone’s talking about statement walls. They are a much easier way in which to make a bold change in your home without drastically changing an entire colour scheme. In addition to this, a statement wall is a great way in which to fill up an otherwise bare space … [Read more...]