Linda and Steve Bowman of Edenvale turned a basic two-bedroom cottage in Rosendal, Free State into a dream getaway.
Project: Getaway cottage
Budget: Sink: R500
Frame for sink cupboards: R150
Splashback tiles: R970
Frames and shelves: R250
Paint and wood sealer: R200
Paint for shelves: R130
Workbench used as dining room table: R1 000
Paint and varnish for workbenches: R200
Loose cupboards: R1 900
TOTAL: R5 900 About the readers: Jo’burgers Linda and Steve stumbled upon the little town of Rosendal and instantly fell in love with it. After the stress and pressure of living and working in the city, they dreamt of having their own little weekend getaway in the countryside. So, they decided to buy some land in the Eastern Free State and build a two-bedroom cottage – the kitchen of which they entered into our Fix it with Flair competition, having spent a mere R5 900!