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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 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 It holds senti- mental value and, even though mostly outdated, we do not have the heart to get rid of it.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. Winter sale now on Ph: 1300 960 047 www.amazingimprovements.com.au "You will be amazed by our Service, Quality & Price! " • 10 Years structural warranty • 100% Australian owned • Highest quality Bluescope Steel • Best price guaranteed • No hidden costs • FREE Quotes, Call 7 Days Sheds, Carports, Awnings, Glass Enclosures, Screened Rooms,Timber Decking. Flat Roofs, Pitched & Curved Roofs. 24 A division of Westside Awnings Pty Ltd months INTEREST FREE TERMS AVAILABLE Cash, Credit cards & eftpos available. Bring your Trailer or Ute or use our delivery service for a small fee Australian Hardwood, Coffee tables from $10, Low line TV units from $40, Dining tables from $50, Buffets from $50, Display Cabinets, DVD units, CD units & much more. ONE OF SYDNEY S BIGGEST FURNITURE WHOLESALERS MASSIVE SECONDS CLEARANCE. SMALL DING MASSIVE SAVINGS 2189677 7/3 SPECTACULAR SECONDS SALE - 1 WEEK ONLY ABSOLUTELY 1 x week only 9.00am to 5.00pm every day 23 CHICAGO AVE BLACKTOWN Phone 9676 3000 AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD FACTORY SECONDS CLEARANCE one week only - DON T MISS OUT InStyle Furniture .com.au http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections INSTYLE Furniture All Stock Must Go, Hurry First In First Served 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
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