This is an antique wooden box I bought for about R50 at a bootsale about six years ago. I have no idea what it was originally used for, but we use it to keep our games in – chess, Uno, cards, poker set, etc. The lining had gone when I got it, so when I […]
Pelmets! They’re quite an old-fashioned feature, aren’t they? Most new houses don’t have them, and a lot of older houses have been redecorated in favor of newer tastes. But pelmets have another use – literally over and above just hiding unsightly curtain tracks – as you will see!
This time I’ll be talking about revamping an old ornamental mirror frame. Quite a long time ago I acquired this old mirror from a second-hand store for not much at all, and for years it hung on the passage wall, looking yellowed and over time, increasingly tacky. Finally I decided I had a choice between […]
There are lots of different reasons why you might consider closing up a doorway, but in our case, it was to gain more useable space in our kitchen. Our bathroom and kitchen are situated beside each other leading off the lounge, and each has an entrance leading to them from the lounge. There’s also a […]
Making electrified lamps and light fittings out of old parafin or candle lamps is one way to both repurpose old things, and add ambience, charm and character to your home! In this article I’ll show you how I did it.