In June of this year, I finally plucked up the courage to enter our kitchen reno into one of SA design DIY magazines #Tuis/home #fixit. I have been buying the magazine for years and always admired the reno’s that were featured. In fact it was many of them that peaked my interest in adding bricked up units and concrete counter tops.

top 5

Much to my surprise there we were, Top 10 and Then top 5. The top 5 contestants all found our selves at a beautiful wine estate in Paarl, Western Cape #lebac…What an amazing treat…I was totally blown away by the fact that not only was our hard work recognized but we got a wonderful break from our crazy city life and got utterly spoilt!

We arrived at the venue on the Friday afternoon around 1pm and quickly ran into our interview. There was a panel of 5 judges, the editor of the #tuis/home #fixit magazine, a DIY guru, design editor and the MD of #buco #timbercity (DIY specialty store) the sponsor for the event. The interview was super chilled and I think Nuno and I had a great time reminiscing about all the ups and downs we experience during that time.

After that we had some free time so we wondered around the venue and had a quick nap before we all meet for an informal pizza and wine dinner. We got to met all the contestants and judges. It was the perfect setting to get to know everyone and I think we made some good friends along the way.

The next morning was the Gala event held in honor of the #fititwithflair2017 #fixit #tuis/home. There was stunning table decor, diy demos and interview where we all stood up and faced some hilarious quotes from our interview…I am now officially know as a scavenger…Thanks to my lovely husband…Yes I am a sucker for a great bargain!

The gin tasting was the highlight out of all the demo’s …surprised I was not called the gin queen after that!

As the day drew to a close and all the interviews and entertainment subsided, it was time to announce the winners…

Nuno and I landed ourselves in 2nd Place and we could not have been happier!

The winners Jaques Muller and Justin Duckit…So well deserved! These guys  poured their heart and souls into their home and we wish them all the best for the future.


Thank you again to #Tuis/Home Magazine and #Buco for such and incredible journey and one Nuno and I will cherish!