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Home Living : May 4th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 7 A gift with a personal touch » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Forget buying a present this Mother's Day. Show mum your love by making the present yourself. Encourage the kids to get creative and make mum a personalised, unique mosaic pot with help from dad. Choose the tiles, a pot and a mosaic pattern and you'll produce the perfect handmade Mother's Day gift. Here's how to make your own pot: 1 With a pencil or marker draw your design on to your mosaic surface. 2 Select the colours for your mosaic tiles. Choose the grout colour as well to ensure that the mosaic tiles don't get lost in the colour of the grout. 3 If you want to break the tiles wear protective gear. Wrap three to five tiles in primed canvas or cloth and tap with a hammer. Repeat until there are enough broken tiles for your design. Choose pieces that don't have sharp edges or points. 4 Glue the tiles with an even 1mm layer of glue or glue grout paste on to the back of the tile and fix it on the mosaic surface. Keep the tiles level. Leave a 1-3mm gap between the tiles for grouting. The tiles will begin to set after about 20 minutes. Set aside your pot for 24 hours before grouting. 5 Once all your tiles are fixed in place apply the grout over the mosaic, working into all the spaces with a squeegee. Your grout mixture should have toothpaste consistency. Ensure all gaps between the tiles are filled. 6 While the grout is still wet, gently wipe over the surface of your mosaic with a barely damp, smooth sponge. Wipe in long strokes, turning the sponge after each wipe. Keep your sponge clean and barely damp throughout. 7 When the grout is 90 per cent dry, polish the cloudy film on the surface with cotton tips or a soft cloth. Once your mosaic is clean, wait until the grout is dry before polishing the surface. Remove excess grout with a little white vinegar on a soft cloth or cotton tip. Tips: bunningswarehouse.com.au built-in WARDROBES FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens and Splashbacks Now Available hln 2257444i wk5 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains firstname.lastname@example.org www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150918K HLN wk45 Home Living gives you the opportunity to maximise your advertising dollar through placement in a selection of local newspapers that will most effectively reach your market - which means more potential leads and sales opportunites for your business. Extend your reach with cost-effective campaigns, contact your Home Living Advertising Consultant on 9689 5395. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) Reach renovators and decorators. SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much less than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 w ww.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2122417i hlf wk33
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