Enter the BLACK+DECKER DIY Inspiration competition and stand a chance to win a BLACK+DECKER hamper and a night away at Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Melrose Arch, valued at R20 000!
How to enter:
1) Take before and after pictures of your DIY project.
2) Post your pictures to our Facebook page with a description of the project and including our hashtag #BLACKDECKERDIY. Alternatively, images and the description can be emailed to email@example.com
We're so excited by some of the #BlackDeckerDIY entries we've received this week: A pallet to aquarium stand, installation of new cupboards and rain gutter bookshelves. How to enter: 1) Take before and after pictures of your DIY project. 2) Post your pictures to the Grand Designs Live Facebook page with a description of the project and including our hashtag #BLACKDECKERDIY. Alternatively, images and the description can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 11 - Place a mdf strip beteween the front and back panels and secure with wood glue. This will form part of the internal structure and provide a sturdy base for the cup hooks to be screwed into later.
10. And there it is! For the lid I used covered buttons of the same material which I fastened from the underside through the holes I bored earlier. I decided on a diamond pattern for the buttons. Pull the line tight on the underside so that the button wil sink in into the batting on the top. This create a nice chesterfield look. For the bottom edges I used frills which I glued onto the material to give the ottoman that final classy look. My ottoman is sturdy, practical and it looks great!
6. Then you start with the covering up of the box with your chosen material. I first measured my big piece of material into a couple of panels (one for the lid, and two for the box). Then I asked someone to give all the panels a seam. Using the hammer and staples again, I nailed the material fast onto the bottom of the lid. Make sure to place the nails on the double sided seams, otherwise the material will tear loose. The holes you can see here are for the buttons, later on.
How'd you like to win an awesome R12,000 BLACK+DECKER hamper? Enter our annual DIY competition... How to enter: 1) Use power tools to enhance your home, upcycle an object, or create something unique that reflects the Responsible Living theme. Take pics along the way! 2) Post your pictures to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GrandDesignsSA), using the hashtag #BlackDeckerDIY 3) Email your pictures to email@example.com
We're looking to be inspired by the DIYers in our community! Share your #DIY project on our wall and you could stand a chance to win an overnight stay at Protea Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, tickets to Grand Designs Live and of course BLACK+DECKER tools, all valued at R20 000!
A huge congrats to Adele Klusener, the second winner in our #BLACKDECKERDIY competition. "We used a jigsaw to cut out the shape for the rocking lamb, using timber and foam to help build the shape. We cut out the face and mounted it to the body and created a seating area out of masonite. Lastly, we sewed some ears out of material and felt. and we covered it with a lovely material." - Adele. There will be TWO MORE winners before we choose our finalist.
Step 16 - Fix the dowel rod over the inside of the door using wood glue. And finally screw 2 cup hooks into the internal 15mm mdf support through the roof slats. Bend the hooks closed and attach a length of jute. Varnish the entire birdhouse and wait to dry. It is now ready to be hung outside.