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One of the easiest and fastest ways to transform a home DIY is to use paint. We share expert secrets on choosing the right colours and how to get special effects. The key to a professional job is preparation, so get the right equipment and use our application techniques for the best results.
Set the mood with lighting. Choose the best types of lighting for each space, from downlights in living areas to a pendant light over a dining table. Install task lighting in kitchens and bathrooms, and use lamps as both functional and decorative items. Plus find out how to be more energy efficient.
Give furniture a new lease of life with our easy step-by-step projects. Learn how to sand, paint and stain tables, chairs, bookshelves, beds, cabinets and more. Repair cracks in timber, patch old veneer, reupholster chairs, and replace knobs or handles to update hand-me-down or secondhand pieces.
Celebrate the holidays and special occasions with DIY decorations. Deck out your home for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Australia Day, birthdays and parties with our simple step-by-step decorating and craft projects. And make special gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day.