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Home Living : April 24th 2012
MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1 CUBBYHOUSE COMES OF AGE NEW DESIGNS DELIGHT KIDS Susan Redman Last year's winning cubbyhouse had bold green stripes and an airy interior. MINI MANSION Combine a little craft skill and patience to make this disposable cubby for small homeowners. What you need Large cardboard box or two, Stanley knife, tape, extra box for spare pieces of card, textas Method Secure box openings on three sides with tape, leaving one set of flaps for a pitched roof, then cut out a couple of windows and a door. Use the extra pieces of flat cardboard to fashion the pitched roof -- chimney optional. Get kids to decorate the outside with textas. Allow them to drag cushions and bedding inside the cubby to make a cosy room. Serve some baked goodies to your child and friends, real or imaginary. OUTSIDE FUN IF your child is a junior architect in the making or a pint-sized interior designer who loves a colourwheel over a tricycle, a cubby- house will make them squeal with delight. A plastic playhouse from Bunnings will keep most little kids happy, even a teepee or tent can offer hours of imaginative fun, but a larger wooden cubby is just the place for a play- date. To add interest to these tiny-town buildings, many come with extras, such as climbing frames and slides, but all are pretty standard fare designed in the trad- itional country cabin style. Cubbyhouses, some say, are in need of a makeover. At the recent Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the cutest cubbies in Australia went on show for Kids Under- cover, a competition to raise funds for homeless kids. Last year's winner, Open House, was designed by Nix- on Tulloch Fortey Architec- ture. It had a traditional timber-clad shape, green stripes and airy interior. This year, the winning entry called the Bird's Nest was constructed entirely from twigs. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org BLACK BEAUTY Christopher Guy Flourish mirror, POA, Robertson Design, 1300 789 659, robertsonsdesign.com.au HARD WARE Rivet mirror, $299.95, Amalfi, (03) 9474 1300, albi.com.au NEO GEO Octagonal mirror, $395, amor y locura, 0424 643 600, amorylocura.com Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c 1582-1584 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl www.atoptide.com.au Tel: 97086888, 97086688 Fax:97086655 Mobile: 0452183168, Email: email@example.com WE SUPPLY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD 9 cabinets with polyurethane doors, plus 2 pcs of granite benchtops. Please come to our show room or contact us for a quote More granite and quartz stone benchtops for retail and wholesale. $1800 $90+ $350+ $180+ $90 $30+ $90+ $150+ $500 $300 $180 2015611 28/2 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 ... INSTYLE FURNITURE SPECTACULAR SECONDS SALE ABSOLUTELY 1 WEEKEND ONLY SATURDAY 5TH & SUNDAY 6TH MAY 9.00AM TO 5.00PM BOTH DAYS 118 HAM ST, SOUTH WINDER (Nearest cross Street -- Walker St) PH: 0407 063 387 OR 0416 040 673 AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD FACTORY SECONDS CLEARANCE DON T MISS OUT InStyleFurniture 2021258 24/4 ONE OF SYDNEY'S BIGGEST FURNITURE WHOLESALERS MASSIVE SECONDS CLEARANCE, SMALL DING MASSIVE SAVINGS Australian Hardwood, Coffee tables from $10 Dining tables from $50 Buffets from $50 Display Cabinets, DVD Units, DC units & much more. All Stock Must Go, Hurry First In First Served Cash, Credit Cards & Eftpos Available Bring your trailer or ute or use our delivery service for a small fee
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