I have been having images swirl into crystal clarity in my head that I saw in a book 10 years ago. Shack Chic is a book that photographically documented African shack designs, especially their interior designs. Innovative is the word to describe these designs. Wall paper was seen in extensive use through the township trend of design then – large sheets of tin can labels insulated the shacks and provided a decorative interior wall finish of vibrant colour.
I feel so inspired to seek out opportunities to make my house a home. What have I got that I can use to create what I need.
These veins of thought materialized in my life today when I offered to store an artistically made room divider that some one is throwing out and that someone in a township wants.
I glean a lot from my Mother’s house. When there is something not in use in my home I gladly hand it over to the township - I know some one who has my old clothes, bags, cushions, furniture and it works great in her home design.
I try and make the most of my hand me downs.