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DIY Dowelled Soap Holder

DIY specialist and furniture maker Natasha Dickens from from Little Red Industries returns with a simple project made from Tasmanian oak dowel offcuts and sealed in Monocel Gold for protection against steam and moisture. I made this cute little soap holder to go with my DIY outdoor shower. But it could also be used in the bathroom, laundry or kitchen. TIP: These lovely soaps from Riverewe Sheep Dairy are handmade from sheep’s milk and are perfect for this because they don’t leave residue. This project doesn’t require many materials. I’ve used 30mm-wide half-round dowel offcuts for the sides and 6mm
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Pro Tips to Clean and Preserve Your Paint Tools

They say a tradesman is only as good as his (or her) tools, and when it comes to painting, there is no exception. Although more expensive in the initial outlay, good quality paint brushes and rollers can not only save money in the long run (even the cost of cheap paint brushes adds up when you need to buy new ones each and every time you start a new painting project) but they can also save time and frustration during the job. If you have ever had to carefully pick out stray paintbrush bristles from your freshly-painted wall, you will
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7 Amazing Storage Ideas You Need To Try

If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you know that innovative storage solutions can turn even the tiniest room into a brilliantly organised space without compromising on aesthetics.  As a passionate DIY-er, you’re probably always on the lookout for new ideas to improve your home and nudge comfort up a little.  We’ve gathered some inspo for your future projects! Here are 7 amazing storage ideas you need to try! 
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7 Brilliant Tile Combinations to Revamp Your Bathroom

Let’s face it: renovating a bathroom isn’t the most exciting project, especially if your budget isn’t generous enough to allow for major changes. With a bit of creativity, however, you can revamp your bathroom and make it look magazine-worthy without having to change everything. Now that makes you feel a bit excited, doesn’t it?  The tiles you choose can make or break the design of your bathroom. Most of the time, we’re quite conservative when choosing them – maybe because we know we can’t change them easily if we don’t like the result. Time to get out of your comfort
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All You Need To Know About Hardwood Floors

Choosing hardwood flooring for your home sounds like an exciting task, especially when compared to other aspects of renovation. It can be fun, but only if you get your facts straight and take all the necessary factors into consideration, like size, type of wood or cost.  Which one works best for your home? Let’s have a look at the different options and help you answer that question!
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