A cubbyhouse isn’t complete without a sandpit. And when your lawn is wearing away from foot traffic, why not locate a pit in a worn patch of grass framed with treated pine edging and bordered with pine bark – ready for play!
Faded and cracked walls are an eyesore, but there is now a way to paint the problem away.
Recycled pallets are great building blocks for all sorts of useful garden furnishings. We’re loving this foldaway potting bench!
When an old, solid timber set of drawers is pining for a brand new outfit, dress it up with a coat of white paint and accessorise the drawer fronts with a confident spectrum of stain and varnish in earthy hues. Put to use as a buffet or sideboard in your living space, this showroom-worthy stunner will shine for many years to come.
For a water feature with a difference, try this gravity-defying stone stack. It looks impressive as a stand-alone piece, but when the water is turned on is when the magic truly happens as it bubbles from the top and trickles down.
Add ambiance to your outdoor space by making your own candles.
You could pay a fortune for a new table cloth, but none will coordinate with your cushions as well as one you have made yourself to match.
These gorgeous bolster cushions will add colour as well as extra comfort to your outdoor day bed.
Making cushion covers yourself can be as simple as stitching two squares of fabric together.
Whether you have extra visitors or just want to relax at ground level, a stack of floor cushions is the answer.
It's physically demanding but you should have few problems as you learn to use the tools and materials.
Love spending time outdoors? Chances are you’ll need a handy drinks table for your cup of coffee or glass of wine.
Clever cubby holes built into this table and chairs mean things stay where the littlies play!
The quickest way to paint a long fence is to spray it. While you could use a handy electric spray gun, you’ll be constantly refilling the tank. An airless spray gun, that sucks paint directly from a paint tin, is much faster. The hiring costs for a weekend are about $250, so it’s only worthwhile for large jobs. You’ll be so fast, it’s worth doing a few other jobs such as a neighbour’s fence, the shed or even your house!
Have a blank wall in your garden and not sure what to do with it? Here’s the perfect project: a concrete block planter! It’s easy to build, low-cost and very decorative, and ideal for a back verandah or shed wall. All you need to do is come up with a suitable design (or follow one of ours), then plant it up with succulents, ferns, flowers, potted colour or herbs. Top it off with a mirror, picture frame or recycled panelled window to really set a colourful scene.