Spot-on so­lu­tions What a dif­fer­ence!

Ev­ery year we’re bowled over by Home read­ers’ in­no­va­tive ideas and savvy trans­for­ma­tions; these ones caught our at­ten­tion...

Home Renovations - - FRESH IDEAS - By Frieda le Roux and Kim Arendse • Styling Mar­ian van Wyk • Pho­to­graphs Peter Rim­mel and sup­plied

When Peter and Anita Marais of Klerks­dorp came across a farm­house for sale near Wol­maransstad six years ago, they bought it as a week­end get­away. But the façade was just aw­ful, says Anita.

“We re­ally dis­liked the fake stone look and high stoep walls.” So the cou­ple had the ex­te­rior of the house plas­tered and painted with Du­lux Ka­roo Land, and they also re­moved the tree stump pil­lars.

“To­wards the end, we re­ally couldn’t wait for the job to be done!” Anita re­calls. These days, they of­ten visit the farm – even dur­ing the week. “We’ll use any ex­cuse to come here, even if it’s just to check up on a calf that’s strug­gling to drink!” >>

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