OK, the yearly spring DIY can be a hassle. But we shouldn’t have to redecorate every year. If you cleverly decide on the background you’ll only need to change or add new accessories. The background (i.e. the floor and walls) is what we call in design the”canvas”. A successful interior is about layering. Think of it as a painting. The room (or space) is the canvas, the furniture, fittings and accessories make the picture – the layout, the theme, the colours come from the composition of these details..
April 18, 2006
April 7, 2006
If you are after a cordless glue gun, why don’t you try out Coldheat’s new light-weight glue gun? It’s ideal for craft and DIY projects such as model-making, photo framing, scrapbooking, decoration, beading, kids’ art & wood crafts. It can also be used for small household repairs – on broken ceramic objects, picture frames, toys, cork and so on..
So why get it?
- It is cordless – powered by a rechargeable battery
- No wires allow flexible & safe use
- Battery lasts up to 1.5 hours
- It heats fast – melts glue in under a minute
March 9, 2006
An alcove a very suitable space to utilise for fixed shelves and built-in cabinets. For shelves you could use spur shelving systems or brackets, but a more attractive solution is to have floating shelves, where the brackets or supports are invisible.
Creating a floating shelf in a rectangular alcove is a relatively easy DIY job. It’s basically a piece of timber supported on a frame and the front is covered with a thin piece of timber or decorative edge..
Tools you’ll need:
- Spirit Level
- Tape measure
- Masonry bits
March 1, 2006
Putting up a shelf is considered an easy DIY job, yet it’s more difficult than you might think. A badly put up shelf just looks dreadful. So before you attach your self-made or ready-made shelf think about the following issues..
What are you going to use the shelf for? How heavy will the load be? You must construct or buy a shelf accordingly.
What sort of wall are you fixing the shelf to – brick, concrete, wood, plasterboard etc? You’ll need to buy the appropriate screws and, if necessary, the right wall-plugs.
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