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Home Living : May 1st 2012
MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3 GARDENING ADD ELEGANCE TO POT, SAUCER IF mum loves gardening, one such project turns a simple terracotta clay pot and saucer into an elegant gift she will treasure. This is so simple to do and the end results will be enjoyed by mum and those speci- al visitors to her garden. 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 -- this will serve as the base of your birdbath. The saucer will be used on top of the birdbath to hold water. Use a deep saucer. Now decorate as you wish. Spray paint or sponge paint the pot, sprinkle glitter or add craft. Wrap tinsel around the pot or use a stencil to make designs. Set it in a special place mum loves to take a break. Similarly, smaller clay pots with ribbon through the bottom will make garden ornaments. MOTHER'S DAY HOME GIFTS ARE BEST AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE BIG ITEMS Buy small things for mum which will also make a difference in the house. Janita Singh GIFT ideas for the home are especially great for mothers who are avid homemakers. But don't go running out to buy her big ticket items such as furniture. Start with small things which will also make a difference in the house. Buy smaller items like in- terior accents, including lamps, clocks, jewellery boxes, book cases, picture frames, mirrors, decorative pots and vases, small area rugs, throw pillows, paint- ings and small sculptures. Get vouchers from a hard- ware shop or book her a Do-It- Yourself class with an expert. Buy blinds or new curtains and change them when mum is away for a lovely surprise. Handcrafted items make precious gifts and memories. Dried flower arrangements or bags of potpourri to hang over doorknobs are great. If she loves gardening and outdoors, a good idea would be to make her a quirky birdhouse or a bird feeder. A bird bath, pot plant hanger, wind chime or a nice pot plant in a handpainted pot are sure winners. For those with time, try mak- ing candles, sew her an apron, tablecloth and knit a sweater. Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 2243953 11/10 COMPETE BLINDS & SHUTTERS WE BEAT ANY QUOTATION 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au Autumn Sale Our prices are falling 131913 For full terms & conditions visit the Accent website Add some Accent value to your home "MFYBOESJBt$IBUTXPPEt4FWFO )JMMT 1FOSJUIt/FXDBTUMF Save up to 30% Design shades - Roman Blinds - Curtains - Awnings MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... Ashfield 244 --246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 Minchinbury Shop 33, M Centre, 40 Sterling Rd 9675 6885 Roselands 1112 -- 1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr. Stephenson St.) 4 Locations Come to us before you buy - Conditions apply Buy online www.bathroomcentre.com.au Aus. std Close coupled ceramic toilet. 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc From$150 RRP $256 Wall faced Aus std Soft closed seater. 4 star wells 4.5/3.0Ldfc From$329 RRP $480 Allura Luxury spa, 6 jets, hot pump Only$695 RRP $785 Laundry Tub Only $155 RRP $195 Leading brand toilet. Aus std Wells 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc Only$99 RRP $148 High Gloss vanity 600mm Only $199 RRP $265 We have all sizes of vanities (from mini 510mm to 1800mm), single or double bowls, or custom made to meet your needs. Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$39 RRP $65 Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$29 RRP $55 AUS.std square shower head Wels 3 star 7.5l/pm Only$89 RRP $280 Luxury free standing bath Tap not included Only$985 RRP $1455 Luxury Aus. std, square basin mixer Wells 5 star 6l/pm Only$85 RRP $280 Luxury Aus. std, square bath/shower mixer $85 RRP $260 Granville Shop 1/164-166 Parramatta Rd (cnr. Bold St) 9682 1662 MTV Bathroom Centre "Grand Opening Sale To Celebrate Our New Store In Granville! Good News for Parramatta Area!! Hurry! While stocks last!!" Top quality and unbeatable price 2146448 6/12 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
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