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Home Living : August 28th 2012
Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org STACKING SHELVES Urban polyethylene divider designed by Claudio Bellini for Casamania, $890, Insitu, 9698 2290, insitufurniture.com.au HIGH CLASS Portland large wooden library with ladder, $3190, Coast Furniture + Interiors, 0419 444 678, coast furnitureandinteriors.com.au CREATIVE FREEDOM Visionnaire s Forma Mentis lacquered wood bookcase with silver-glazed ceramic heads, POA, stylefactory international, 6685 5525, stylefactoryinternational.com.au TRANSFORM OLD TO NEW BRING IT BACK TO LIFE Janita Singh Painting your dining chairs can completely change a look. Picture: DULUX DIY TIPS Old furniture can be given a new lease of life with a coat of paint. If you have leftover paint from previous jobs around the house, put this to good use. Clean the furniture and either hand brush or spray paint. You will not believe the outcome. Some furniture may need a primer or undercoat. The right colour and texture of paint can completely transform its look, so invest in a good quality paint and brush that does not lose its bristles. Some furniture may need a couple of coats. Tape separate areas. For extra shine, use a clear topcoat. A dining table with chairs in different colours will completely change the look of your living space. Designers are also cleverly transforming furniture using wallpaper. DECORATING A DRIVE around your local area on a council pick-up day will show you how we like throwing out old furniture. Most items sitting by the roadside include broken chairs, old tables and used sofas -- all once expensive investments simply tossed away. While the global financial crisis has forced us to be frugal, we can still do better with items generally con- sidered broken and boring. Most times we have old furniture handed down in the family. It holds senti- mental value and, even though mostly outdated, we do not have the heart to get rid of it. So it often ends up in a hidden corner. Instead of sending old fur- niture to landfill or neglect- ing it, why not give it a deserving makeover. Upcycling furniture is huge- ly satisfying -- the whole process from sourcing a dat- ed and unloved piece that has seen better days to com- pletely transforming and giving it pride of place in a home is so rewarding. The keys to transforming old home furniture into new are preparation, creativity and hardwork. BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 Slash Your Power Bill Now! Get A FREE Quote for a Solar Power System Today! 1.52kw Systems Installed From 02 9709 4972 Victor: 0470 155 121 C7/101 Rookwood Rd. Yagoona Contractor Lic: 239987C Website: www.spacesolar.com.au Email: email@example.com • Monocrystalline Panel • Premier Inverter • 5 Years Replacement Warranty For Inverter • 25 Years Guarantee For Panel Performance • Meter Not Included 3kw Systems Installed From $3999* 2045891 28/8 $1599* MENTION THIS AD FOR AN EXTRA 5 YEAR WARRANTY *Conditions apply MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2256576 28/8 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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