Create your summer vibe, Mediterranean style

Look to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean to inspire your home’s summertime style.

Bunnings magazine, November 2019

Italian job

Channel your inner Fellini and celebrate the effortless elegance of Italian homes. Entertaining is a way of life, so be sure to create areas dedicated to the sharing of food and fun.

La dolce vita

Team cool marble and touches of metallics with comfy soft furnishings in a relaxed living area.
Tip: For a temporary display, bring in trees usually grown outdoors, such as citrus or olive. Place on a pot trolley for easy access and water regularly.

An indoor lounge setting

Centre-stage

Choose a coffee table with a slender frame to enhance an airy room. Add a touch of luxury with a little side table – just right for summer’s essentials – beside each sunlounge.

By your side

Drinks are always at hand with versatile nesting side tables. Learn how to make your own in just a few easy steps.
A set of marble nesting tables

Life’s a beach

Evoke resort chic with jauntily striped parasols and inviting lounges. 

An outdoor courtyard

Bella vista

Take in the view from a vantage point furnished with all the comforts of an interior living room.

An outdoor coffee table and lounge on a balcony

Slim pickings

A sheltered corner creates the perfect hideaway.

An outdoor setting on a balcony overlooking the ocean

Water world

Soak your cares away in a spa-like bathing space, among soothing neutral tones and timber pieces.

A freestanding bath

Buon appetito

Make your alfresco setting unique by customising a table covering to suit your scheme, here’s how!

What you need

24mm and 48mm-wide painter’s tape

Measuring tape

Plastic-backed canvas drop sheet (larger than your table)

Pen

Sample pots tinted in chosen colours (we used Dulux Harpoon and Taubmans Red Glow and Silky Blue)

Scissors

Three 60mm mini foam rollers and trays

Method

1. Measure, position and chop

Measure the table width and length, adding 40mm to both measurements to allow for a 20mm hang on all sides. Position the drop sheet on a flat surface, mark out the measurements and cut with scissors.

2. Place the tape

Position parallel rows of masking tape along the drop sheet, alternating the widths between them from 10mm to 40mm.

3. Apply your paint

Use a different roller for each colour to lightly apply paint to the widths. Leave to dry, then remove the tape to reveal neat stripes.

Tip: To protect your tablecloth, apply a sealer such as Mod Podge once the paint has dried. After use, wipe the tablecloth clean with a damp cloth (don’t soak or machine-wash)

A handpainted table cloth painted white, blue and red

Get the look in your home

With just a few additions in your home will have it feeling like a European summer hideaway in no time. Check out range in-store at your local Bunnings.

Photo credit: Maree Homer

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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