Inspired to create!
Gael Dewar of Pietermaritzburg
writes Home is my favourite magazine because it’s filled with colour (something I can’t live without) and because the homes featured are decorated by people who love their treasures and display them in wonderful ways.
I want to share with you what happened when I decided I really had to fix my ‘jacuzzi room’; we had no money to remove the monstrosity or retile it... I used paint from the garage, a tablecloth and bulldog clips, a piece of board from a canteen table in my son’s garage, a roll of masking tape and I purchased modge podge for the decoupage. The total cost was just over R100 and I now have a book nook (top) and play space for little visitors.
Also, when the chalk paint bug bites, nothing can stop it but this chair from my childhood home (right) remains unscathed. The wear on it conjures up wonderful memories of time spent around the kitchen table: Sunday breakfasts cooked by Dad; watching Mom make bread; teatime twice a day (a sit-down affair) and countless more…