That’s Ge­nius! Dé­cor tips and more

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

TAKE IT OUT­SIDE

Time for a pa­tio up­date? Try these six spe­cial buys

HOME HACK

Up­date over­head light­ing pen­dants or stand­ing lamp­shades by up­cy­cling the in­ner lin­ing of the shade with gold or cop­per me­tal­lic spray paint. Try Rust-Oleum Pain­ter’s Touch to get the look. R140 each, Builders Ware­house

STRIPED TA­BLE

Up­cy­cle a ta­ble us­ing left­over paints

• YOU’LL NEED: A pen­cil, a ruler, blue pain­ter’s tape, a se­lec­tion of paints, foam rollers and clear var­nish.

• HOW TO: DRAW a se­lec­tion of stripes of vary­ing widths onto the table­top us­ing a pen­cil and ruler. MARK OFF the stripes us­ing blue pain­ter’s tape. Use a ruler to press the tape down flush with the ta­ble to pre­vent the paint from bleed­ing after paint­ing. PAINT stripes us­ing a small roller. Al­low to dry. Re­peat process with other rollers. Once dry, re­move pain­ter’s tape and seal table­top with clear var­nish.

FUN & GAMES

Beach and pool cool

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