From drab to fab

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Tanya Killerby-Korf of Nel­spruit writes

I love dab­bling in fur­ni­ture makeovers. If a lick of paint can en­hance its beauty, then why not?

I found two ta­bles on a lo­cal buy-and-sell Facebook page and im­me­di­ately saw their po­ten­tial. My fam­ily weren’t con­vinced and couldn’t see past their drab, aged var­nish and old-fash­ioned de­sign; “hideous and ugly” were the words used, if I re­call.

I used chalk paint (it’s so easy) to trans­form them into these vin­tage, shabby chic, in­cred­i­bly el­e­gant beauties! It took the whole week­end but I loved ev­ery minute of the trans­for­ma­tion.

I also bought some dec­o­ra­tive resin em­bel­lish­ments to ap­ply to my book­shelf and TV stand, and gave them a chalk paint makeover to blend in with the beau­ti­ful new ad­di­tions.

I love Home – it in­spires me to do im­prove­ments and I get so many ideas for my ever-changing home. Thanks for a fan­tas­tic mag­a­zine; I keep ev­ery copy and have a huge col­lec­tion that I re­fer back to often.


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