This is an elastic gun I made a few years back to deal with those pesky mosquitoes that sit out of reach on the wall and on ceilings! When I was a kid I had a plastic toy gun similar to this that used to shoot elastic bands, and a few of my friends did […]
This is an antique wooden box I bought for about R50 at a bootsale about six years ago. I have no idea what it was originally used for, but we use it to keep our games in – chess, Uno, cards, poker set, etc. The lining had gone when I got it, so when I […]
Pelmets! They’re quite an old-fashioned feature, aren’t they? Most new houses don’t have them, and a lot of older houses have been redecorated in favor of newer tastes. But pelmets have another use – literally over and above just hiding unsightly curtain tracks – as you will see!
Some years ago, when I started to do some DIY improvements around the house, I was struck by how boring and dull our old vinyl-top kitchen table was. At the time I was enamoured of the look of a wooden “butcher’s block” type of kitchen table, and pondered my options. Buying a tailor-made item would […]
There are lots of different reasons why you might consider closing up a doorway, but in our case, it was to gain more useable space in our kitchen. Our bathroom and kitchen are situated beside each other leading off the lounge, and each has an entrance leading to them from the lounge. There’s also a […]