DIY: Update Your Space

DIY: Update Your Space

Update Your Space: Revamping a space doesn’t have to be left to the professionals. It’s time to take things into your own hands 

 

WALLPAPER

 

ESTIMATED COST

Depends on size of room

To BUY

•Wallpaper glue R100/100 ml

• Robin Sprong wallpaper R515/m2 at home

•Paintbrush

TIP: Never try to hang wallpaper alone. You need two sets of hands.

Step 1

Apply glue to one area at a time, starting at the top of the wall. Let dry for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Apply the paper, starting at the top, pressing and smoothing until you reach the bottom

 

INTERLOCKING FLOORING

 

ESTIMATED COST

Depends on size of room

To BUY

• Interlocking flooring R180/pack of 4 (covers 1 m2at home

• Mallet

• NT-cutter

Step 1

Lay out the flooring tiles where you would like them to go, to check how they will fit.

Step 2

One by one, hammer the tiles into each other. Use an NT-cutter to remove the extra clips at the edges for a smooth finish against the wall.

 

STENCILLED FLOORING

ESTIMATED COST Depends on size of room

To BUY

• Sugar soap R38 

• Stencil R89

• Chalk paint R200/L 

• Tile sealant R260/L at home

• Sponge 

• Paper towels 

• Masking tape 

• Paintbrush

Step 1

Wash your tiles with sugar soap and a sponge, and dry off with paper towels.

Step 2

Carefully place your stencil in the centre of a tile. Using some masking tape to hold it in place.

Step 3

Start painting. Do not press too hard or use too much paint, otherwise the paint will seep underneath the stencil and smudge.

Step 4

Leave the paint to dry, then apply a sealant over the tiles to prevent chipping. 

CORK WALL

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ESTIMATED COST

Depends on size of room

To BUY

•Get Corked cork sheets R160/sheet (915 × 600 × 6 mm)

•Contact adhesive glue R430/5 L at home

• Paintbrush

Step 1

Using the paintbrush, apply the glue to the back of the cork sheets one by one. 

Step 2

Stick the cork sheets to your wall, applying some pressure as you go along, to make sure they stay in place.

 

 

 

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