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South African Decor & Design 2020 - The Buyers Guide (Paperback, 23rd Edition): Marcia Margolius South African Decor & Design 2020 - The Buyers Guide (Paperback, 23rd Edition)
Marcia Margolius
R289 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With 23 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design 2020 are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.

The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all their readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.

The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that they wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here. Credit goes to photographer extraordinaire DOOK for creating that exact image to portray their theme.

COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a furniture makeover worth R 50,000.00.

Paint techniques - Decorative finishes to enhance any space (Paperback): Winnie Saayman Paint techniques - Decorative finishes to enhance any space (Paperback)
Winnie Saayman
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Whether it's old second-hand furniture that you want to upcycle, or a modern piece that needs a soft, aged look, this book shows you how to transform an old wooden piano, a metal cabinet, cement floors, tables and chairs, a plain built-in wardrobe, brick wall, staircase and even an entire bathroom into works of art with an innovative approach to paint techniques. The author starts off with basic information on understanding colour and how it can affect you and the space you live in, followed by a description of all the tools and products you will need for the techniques and projects in this book. Clear setp-by-step photographs and instructions show you how to apply the different paint techniques like colourwash, layering, distressing, ombre, gilding, stencilling, dragging, wood graining and more, to any surface or piece of furniture in your home. More than 40 inspiring projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs of the finished look, easy instructions and helpful tips to enable you to create pieces that are original and somewhat out of the ordinary. This book is the perfect excuse to grab a paint brush and start breathing new life into your home. So what are you waiting for? Go paint!

The Home Edit Life - The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything (Hardcover): Clea Shearer, Joanna... The Home Edit Life - The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything (Hardcover)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
R701 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R139 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do (Hardcover):... Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do (Hardcover)
How-To Experts at Storey Publishing
R753 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Readers with a hunger for knowledge and an interest in the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build will discover the ins and outs of how to do everything they've ever wondered about in this colourful, inviting volume. With dozens of useful and intriguing visual tutorials that cover how to carve a turkey, capture a swarm of bees, predict the weather by the clouds, darn socks, create a butterfly garden, set up a dog agility course, keep a nature sketchbook, navigate by the stars, and more, this rich compendium will educate, fascinate, spark conversation, and inspire new hobbies and experiences.

Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback): Natalie Wise Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback)
Natalie Wise
R441 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Make sanitizers, soaps, and all your personal hygiene needs to kill germs and keep you virus-free! These days, dangerous viruses can suddenly become rampant, and bacteria can adapt to become antibiotic-resistant, so we must be extra-vigilant about our health. The Natural Cleaning Handbook keeps you clean, naturally, with homemade products that are healthy for you and your family. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. Germ-killing recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals include: Hand sanitizing spray, gel, and foam Antibacterial hand and surface wipes Air purifying spray Liquid hand soap And so much more! You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Now is the time to get started.

Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardcover, New edition): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardcover, New edition)
Albert Jackson, David Day 1
R962 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R267 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) - the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them. And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder - saving you money too in the process.

Fix Your Home - Turn Your Pad Into a Palace (Hardcover): Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan Fix Your Home - Turn Your Pad Into a Palace (Hardcover)
Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan; Illustrated by Claire Rollet 1
R291 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R74 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A stylish, practical guide to making your home beautiful and keeping it in tip-top condition. Fix Your Home is an illustrated little guide to decorating and maintaining your home, aimed at young urban professionals who have just moved into their first flat. With no-nonsense writing and straightforward step-by-step instructions, it gives you all the basic home maintenance information you'll ever need, including putting up shelves, hanging pictures, wallpapering a room, saving energy and when to admit defeat and get the professionals in. On top of that, it contains a wealth of inspiration for decorating your abode on a shoestring, from window treatments to flooring to stylish home offices. Read this book and you'll be able to get all your home's little eccentricities under control, leaving you to get on with living your busy and exciting life Word count: 15,000

Home Is Where You Make It (Paperback): Geneva Vanderzeil Home Is Where You Make It (Paperback)
Geneva Vanderzeil 1
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Add style and individuality to your home with DIY—even when you’re renting!

The concept of a large, professional renovation isn’t possible for many people who are short on time and money, especially when you rent. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want a beautiful, cozy home that reflects your unique taste and personality—it just means you need (and want) to get creative!

Home Is Where You Make It is a simple, practical, and affordable craft and styling book that offers tried and tested design advice and top hints and tricks for key spaces, including:

-Six steps to success, with color palette and reno tips
-Update your rental space and restyle on a budget
-Transform an imperfect room into a beautiful and functional space
-Unique solutions for tricky spots
-DIY projects and styling advice that works for any room
-Easy-to-grow indoor plants and planter ideas

Channeling the simplicity and beauty of modern living, this is a room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of smart styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams

The Homebuilding and Renovating Book of Barn Conversions - Complete Fully Illustrated Stories of 35 Inspirational Projects... The Homebuilding and Renovating Book of Barn Conversions - Complete Fully Illustrated Stories of 35 Inspirational Projects (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
R745 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R81 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work includes 35 fully costed barn conversions. It also contains projects to suit all budgets - all fully costed with detailed project descriptions. Clussic, rustic and contemporary styles are complete with details of suppliers and craftsmen for each project.

Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting (Paperback, New edition): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting (Paperback, New edition)
Albert Jackson, David Day
R287 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the number one guide to home wiring and lighting, now in handy paperback format. Contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on the new electrical regulations. Whether you're changing a fuse, inserting a light fitting or rewiring an entire room, Collins Wiring and Lighting contains all the information you need to complete the job simply and safely. Now in paperback, this new edition includes information on all the new products, techniques and electrical regulations, allowing you to make home improvements cheaply and easily. With over 250 colour illustrations and photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions, this book will help you turn your good intentions into a job well done! contents include: * emergency repairs * uses and plugs * complete wiring * light fittings and fixtures * identifying faults and maintenance * safety tips * tools for the job

How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin - The Easy-Natural Way Using Only Hand Tools and the Woods Around You (Paperback): W.Ben... How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin - The Easy-Natural Way Using Only Hand Tools and the Woods Around You (Paperback)
W.Ben Hunt
R470 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R123 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are other manuals on how to build cabins, but W. Ben Hunt's is the only one that shows you how to build and furnish an authentic pioneer cabin the easy way, natural, using only hand tools and the woods around you. Our ancestors used logs and hand tools to build durable, dry, windproof, and protective dwellings; and they fashioned chairs, beds, and tables out of half logs, twigs branches, and bushes. In this day of power saws, lumberyards, and high prices, it's good to know that you can build in the same way.

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up - A Magical Story (Paperback): Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up - A Magical Story (Paperback)
Marie Kondo 1
R230 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this graphic novel brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration.

In The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbour about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home - and life - in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.

Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Julia Laflin Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Julia Laflin
R316 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Rural Diaries (Hardcover): Hilarie Burton-Morgan The Rural Diaries (Hardcover)
Hilarie Burton-Morgan
R628 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R131 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Garden Alchemy - 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More... Garden Alchemy - 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More (Paperback)
Stephanie Rose
R425 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Organic Country Home Handbook - How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products (Paperback):... The Organic Country Home Handbook - How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products (Paperback)
Natalie Wise
R469 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Beautiful and Modern Handbook for Keeping Home the Natural Way Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it's time to detox. The Organic Country Home helps you declutter and clean with natural, homemade products that are healthy for you and your family. You'll find information on why you should start going organic now and the best organic cleaning products and supplies, where to find them, and how to make them. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. There are recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals. If you have questions about keeping an organic home, The Organic Country Home has answers. You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Not only will you find your home cleaner and fresher than ever, it will be inviting, welcoming, and an altogether modern organic home. Now is the time to get started.

Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Harvey N Holzman Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Harvey N Holzman
R2,630 Discovery Miles 26 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Modern Residential Wiring (Hardcover, 12th Twelfth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Harvey N Holzman Modern Residential Wiring (Hardcover, 12th Twelfth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Harvey N Holzman
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More (Paperback, US ed): Annie Sloan Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More (Paperback, US ed)
Annie Sloan 1
R605 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world's most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colours and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colourful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cosy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colourwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stencilling and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colours to stencilled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.

Complete Do-it-Yourself - An Essential Guide to Painting, Papering, Tiling, Flooring, Woodwork, Shelves and Storage, Home... Complete Do-it-Yourself - An Essential Guide to Painting, Papering, Tiling, Flooring, Woodwork, Shelves and Storage, Home Repairs, Home Insulation, Outdoor Projects and Outdoor Repairs (Hardcover)
John McGowan
R636 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R160 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title offers expert advice on essential home decoration and maintenance, including painting, papering, tiling, laying floors, carpentry skills, insulation, and outdoor projects and repairs. Projects include painting and varnishing wood, tiling a work surface, laying foam-backed carpet, replacing window panes, fitting window locks, making a garage storage wall, insulating roofs, repairing roofs and guttering, laying decking, making pergolas, building rock gardens, installing water features, and many more. It features a guide to tools for a wide range of do-it-yourself jobs, including using chisels, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers and sanders. Over 2400 photographs illustrate each step-by-step project, to provide instant reference. Looking after your home is economical and satisfying, and this book is filled with practical tips for do-it-yourself jobs. All areas of the home are covered, both indoors and out. There is clear step-by-step advice on internal and external maintenance, repairs, carpentry, flooring, brickwork, roofing, fences, walls and paths.The book includes instructions for painting and papering walls and ceilings, laying ceramic tiles, fitting floor coverings and carpets, making bookshelves, draught-proofing doors, repointing brickwork, laying patios and installing ponds and fountains. The book also contains a guide to tools, from saws and drills to spanners and paintbrushes. A reference for beginners and experienced do-it-yourselfers alike, this is an essential manual that you will refer to again and again.

The Paper Solution - What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life (Hardcover): Lisa Woodruff The Paper Solution - What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life (Hardcover)
Lisa Woodruff
R431 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback): Carrie Spalding Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback)
Carrie Spalding
R386 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R125 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces. Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and repurpose wood planks to create unique, stylish home decor pieces that are guaranteed to bring warmth and beauty into your living spaces-all on a budget! Featuring thirty DIY tutorials for both indoors and outdoors, Wood Plank Projects includes simple beginner projects that will be ready in an hour, as well as larger and more impressive pieces-with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. Find projects for every room in the house, from rustic photo frames and farmhouse clocks to outdoor benches and reclaimed tabletops. Learn to make: Colorful Vintage Sign Weathered Wood Plank Wall Scrap Wood Sunburst Mirror Curvy Wooden Headboard Wood Plank Garden Planter Box Modern Farmhouse Barn Door And more! You'll also find tips for choosing the right wood, finding inexpensive reclaimed materials, and using paint and stain to give new wood a weathered look or a perfect finish. Be inspired and create your own beautiful, handmade wood plank decor!

Trim Complete - Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Paperback): Greg Kossow Trim Complete - Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Paperback)
Greg Kossow
R743 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Trim Complete" covers those important finishing touches that give a house a one-of-a-kind personality: trim and modling. An expert carpenter, Greg Kossow presents a vibrantly visual guide that details every possible project, from the most basic baseboards, to the most complicated casings. He tackles real-world situations with authoritative advice, never failing to address how to solve problems when things do go wrong. The book's ingenious design makes it a snap to find the relevant information for each project and Kossow includes a crystal-clear table of contents. Plus, unlike most other books that only deal with basic carptnetry, "Trim Complete" includes hard-to-find advice on complex crown molding and making custom modling.

Getting Started with 3D Carving (Paperback): Zach Kaplan Getting Started with 3D Carving (Paperback)
Zach Kaplan
R439 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R128 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book was written for people who have never used a 3D carving machine. It teaches the basics of designing and making things with Inventables' software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey). We'll take you step-by-step through five projects you can build yourself as a beginner: an inspiration tile, kitchen cutting board, custom block stamp, fidget spinner, and balsa wood glider. The book also features aspirational projects from makers in the community, like an electric guitar, to show what is possible through 3D carving. The design files and instructions for projects - ranging from beginner to expert - can be found on the Inventables website.

Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition): Rupert Newman Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition)
Rupert Newman
R723 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R256 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oak-framed buildings are beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly. This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full-colour photographs show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Substantial revisions bring the book fully up to date and in line with current building technology. A brief history of timber framing: Starting off; Designing frames; Structural qualities of oak; Making frames; Raising frames; The building envelope; and Finishing details.

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