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Item of the day: Tin Bath Ottoman

Recycling and repurposing are big buzzwords in design at the moment and the perfect way to incorporate this trend into your home is with this brightly patterned tin bath ottoman from Highway Patio and Outdoor in Hillcrest, Durban, for R1495. Made from a galvanized tin bath, the ottoman can be covered in fabric of your choice and would make a statement in a shabby chic decor scheme or create a nifty extra seat in a funky child’s bedroom. The cushion is soft and inviting for tired feet and there is plenty of space to share. Highway Patio and Outdoor, incorporating Bella Interiors, is full of treasures such as this ottoman. “I think our success has been based on the relationships that we have built with our suppliers over the past ten years,” explains Shannon, who owns the business in partnership with her mother, Terri. It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the items which adorn the shelves of the shop. There is a strong focus on locally produced furniture, gifts and decor and there is certainly something for everyone. Highway Patio and Outdoor has also become well-known for its quality patio furniture which can be custom-made in a variety of colours and materials. For more information see , call Shannon and Terri on 031-7655-825 or visit their store at shop 2, Builders Way Centre, Builders Way, Hillcrest, Durban.