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Mama transforms the closet by using a tablecloth instead of ‘expensive’ rattan to redecorate it

Home decorator impresses the internet by transforming an old wooden cabinet with a $ 8 rattan-like table runner

  • An Australian woman told how she transformed her wooden cupboard
  • Melbourne-based Tine used a $ 8 Target table rubber on the doors
  • She said she chose to use the budget product as an alternative to rattan
  • But before doing this, she used paint stripper to remove the old paint and varnish

A smart Australian mom of two has transformed her white wood sideboard into a completely different rustic piece of furniture with an inexpensive Target item.

Melbourne-based Tine shared before and after photos with the Facebook group Target Mums Australia, saying she used an $ 8 woven table runner to breathe new life into the closet.

“Gave this solid wood buffet a makeover,” she said online, adding, “Rattan was so expensive, so I used the Target table runner ($ 8) instead.”

By completing the DIY project herself, Tine managed to save money instead of hiring a professional to do the job.

Pre-woven rattan material can cost up to $ 50 per meter in Australia.

A smart Australian mom of two has transformed her white wood sideboard into a completely different rustic piece of furniture with a cheap item from Target (pictured)

A smart Australian mom of two has transformed her white wood sideboard into a completely different rustic piece of furniture with a cheap item from Target (pictured)

Melbourne-based Tine shared before and after images on Facebook saying she used an $ 8 woven table runner to breathe new life into the closet

Melbourne-based Tine shared before and after images on Facebook saying she used an $ 8 woven table runner to breathe new life into the closet

Pre-woven rattan material can cost up to $ 50 per meter in Australia, so the target product was a great alternative (photo)

Pre-woven rattan material can cost up to $ 50 per meter in Australia, so the target product was a great alternative (photo)

Melbourne-based Tine shared before and after footage with the Facebook group Target Mums Australia, saying she used a $ 8 woven table runner to breathe new life into the closet

Tine told FEMAIL that she loves a good DIY and that she originally spray painted the buffet white over a decade ago, but she wanted to change the look again.

To bring back the natural wood color, she first removed the cabinet doors and drawers and used paint stripper to dissolve the paint and varnish.

Then she started the ‘long process’ of sanding back the entire cabinet and then continued to apply the tablecloth to the doors.

Tine told FEMAIL that she loves a good hardware store and originally spray painted the buffet white over a decade ago, but she wanted to change the look again

Tine told FEMAIL that she loves a good hardware store and originally spray painted the buffet white over a decade ago, but she wanted to change the look again

Tine told FEMAIL that she loves a good hardware store and originally spray painted the buffet white over a decade ago, but she wanted to change the look again

The Target woven table runner only cost 8

The Target woven table runner only cost 8

“I cut out the door panels with a hand-held circular saw and then Staple shot the woven table runner on the inside of the doors,” she said.

“I cut out the door panels with a hand-held circular saw and then used a staple gun to attach the woven table runner to the inside of the doors,” she said.

Tine also removed and replaced the black hook handles with insert drawer and door handles.

“I sealed the buff a with a chalk stain so it sealed the wood and got a light white tint through it,” she added.

“I sealed the buff a with a lime stain so it sealed the wood and got a light white tint through it,” she added

The transformation impressed other social media users in the online Facebook group who were impressed by Tine's efforts

The transformation impressed other social media users in the online Facebook group who were impressed by Tine's efforts

The transformation impressed other social media users in the online Facebook group who were impressed by Tine’s efforts

The transformation impressed other social media users in the online Facebook group who were impressed by Tine’s efforts.

“Smart and looks more chic than rattan anyway!” said a woman.

‘What a good idea! Looking great, “said another.

A third added, “That’s a very smart and good looking hack. Well done.’

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