Toolbox essentials and DIY must-haves

Whether you want to be more handy around the house, or you're more of the crafty DIY type, the first step to success is to equip yourself with the right tools!


Whether you want to be more handy around the house, or you’re more of the crafty DIY type, the first step to success is to equip yourself with the right tools! To help get you on the right track, we asked experts Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and Janette Ewen what essential tools live in their toolboxes and stylist kits.

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault’s toolbox essentials:

  • Stanley hammer with magnetic nail set
  • Multi-bit, ratcheting screw driver set
  • Matrix battery powered screw driver
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Pliers and vice grips
  • Mitre box & hand saw
  • Utility knife

Janette Ewen’s stylist kit must-haves:

  • Double-sided tape (3 kinds: rug, scotch, wardrobe)
  • Fishing line
  • Gold leaf & silver leaf
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  • Level
  • Double-sided velcro
  • Febreeze (to remove odours)
  • Goo Gone
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Super glue

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