We love DIY and hobbies at Hochanda! Why not start a project or finish one that you have been meaning to complete? Here are a series of possible ideas to get you started.

Upcycle That

Are you the type of person who hates to throw anything away? If so, why not turn your unwanted items into gorgeous DIY projects. You could customise and upcycle a piece of your furniture using our fantastic chalk paints that come in a wide variety of colours. Upcycling will not only revamp your decor but you will also be helping the environment by reducing our footprint. Two birds with one stone!  


Why not create a woodwork masterpiece? With just a piece of wood you could transform your living space. The possibilities for what you can craft are endless from cabinets and chests to chairs and benches to a new desk. To get you started why not take a look at our Oak Workbench. Whatever your abilities, this bench will give you the perfect anchorage point for your craft providing an excellent work area and away from the dining table. Happy woodworking!


Give your home a little TLC with a fresh coat of paint. Painting a room is an easy, inexpensive DIY project and anyone can do it. With just a lick of paint you could totally transform your kitchen, dining room or even bedroom. Don’t have the tools? We’re here to help, why not take a look at our 5 piece paint runner toughiekit, ideal to get you started. One top tip – if you need to stop and take a break for a little while, put your brush in a sandwich bag and stick it in the freezer to slow the drying process! This works for rollers too.

Fix It!

Why not fix that one thing you have been meaning to for the last year. Use this Sunday as a day to repair absolutely anything using our Bondic liquid plastic. It’s not a glue but with Bondic you can do almost anything from repairing a pair of broken glasses, to fixing a loose cable of your phone charger to repairing a cracked mug handle. Gone are the problems of superglue!

Interested in learning more? Here are some ultimate DIY and home improvement hacks!

1.     Use old drawers as creative shelves

2.     When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a jar and keep it handy for touch-ups

3.     With the help of some plywood, you can securely hang heavy objects

4.     Use a C-clamp to hang a hammer on a ladder for easy access when working in high places

5.     Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer so you don’t have to hold nails in your mouth

6.     Put a magnet strip under your cabinets to jars

7.     Upcycle cans and tins

8.     Ice cubes take indentations out of the carpet

9.     Plastic hangers make great storage for cords

10.  For wall storage hang old crates

Let us know what you get up to this Hochanda DIY Sunday by commenting below. 

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