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Home Living : November 29th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3 RECYCLING LESS LANDFILL THIS SEASON WITH so much talk about doing the right thing to save our environment, it pays to think carefully before buying something new or throwing out anything old this Christmas. You can help cut down on the waste by giving your old cards and gifts a second life. Old cards, chocolate boxes and pieces of foil can be used in all sorts of creative projects. Regifting can be another way of stopping wastage. This doesn't mean handing down something worthless, but giving away something worthwhile which, with a few additions, is quite acceptable. Used CDs, beads and ribbons, even old jewellery can be given a new lease of life as decorations. And if you enjoy sewing, turn scraps of favourite fabric into pot holders or tablecloths or a fun patchwork cloth for this year's Christmas table. SIMPLE DIY NOT SO POTTY IDEAS GREAT GIFTS ARE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Janita Singh TAKING up a DIY project to turn that patio furniture into something breathtaking is easier then you think. Similarly for Christmas, you can take up small projects which can add style to your home, or make elegant gifts. Look at everyday household items for inspiration. Several of them are in your garden. One such project is making a bird bath using a terracotta clay pot and saucer. Start by getting a terracotta pot and saucer. This can be cheaply bought in any store or nursery. If you have an old one, just give it a good wash. All you need to do is flip your clay pot upside down, which will then serve as the base of your birdbath. The saucer will be used on top of the birdbath to hold the water. Now decorate as you wish -- the options are endless. Then set the bird bath in a special place and enjoy. Terra- cotta pots can also be decorated and filled with Christmas good- ies or pretty knick-knacks. MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 BUDGET BATH RESURFACING Quality at a Budget Price We Resurface: • Baths & Basins • Tiles & Accessories • Complete Bathroom Makeover • Fully Licensed & Insured • All Major Credit Cards Call for a Professional Near You!! FREE CALL 1800 042 284 www.budgetbaths.com.au 2162540 18/10 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 email@example.com 2127314 23/8 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Kitchen Direct Australia
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