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5 easy upcycling ideas that will give your home unique style

Look for iconic, locally made pieces and everyday items that can easily be upcycled to add vintage flair to your home

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5 easy upcycling ideas that will give your home unique style

1. There is no shortage of small wooden stools at op-shops. A simple sand and coat of oil or paint will revive a stool for use as a side table, step stool or seat.

2. You can find beautiful bevelled mirrors in many op-shops and they often just need a polish. You can tape aluminium foil to the back of the mirror if there are dark spots where the backing has been scraped off.

3. Sand and oil a small wooden bookshelf and use brackets to fix it to the wall to create a handy shelf.

4. Purchase secondhand cushions and re-cover them in an on-trend fabric.

5. Vintage jars and canisters make cute storage solutions. Just clean them up and fill with spices, muesli, nuts, flowers or stationery.

Words by: Fiona Ralph. Photography by: Peggy Janssen.

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