Remaker – beautiful Furniture makeovers creates a stylish new look for our client’s interiors by providing a service of re-finishing old furniture.  From our busy workshop in Diep River, we serve homemakers primarily in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs.


Repurposing your long-standing furniture is often the best way to go when the need to redecorate arises. Adding a new dimension to a sentimental, long-loved piece brings a sense of pride and joy. Refurbishing your older furniture instead of buying new, is not only economical and good for the environment but is a wonderful creative outlet too, especially in the current times.


We hand paint in French & Swedish antique styles; provide custom timber finishes; gilding & silver leafing finishes. We also do spray-painting and roller-painting to give your furniture a fresh new look with a smooth, contemporary finish.


Our furniture makeovers include repairing of furniture, sourcing and fitting of new handles and re-upholstery services. We further offer interior design collaboration.


Get in-touch with us now to give your furniture a breath of fresh air!


Qualified as an interior designer, Hilary Greg, Founder of reMaker - beautiful Furniture makeovers, has 20 years’ experience providing furniture, wall and floor finishes. He has been employed in design, restaurant management and as a cabin attendant with South African Airways.


International traveling and overseas living converge with Hilary's highly experienced sense of style to create a mutually beneficial furniture makeover experience.

How We Work

We provide a cost estimate based on photos sent to us. By text or call, we discuss the options of various finishes and their varying costings. A quote is offered once we have viewed the furniture and your chosen finish is selected.

We require a 70% deposit and the balance due before delivery.

Transportation of your furniture to and from the reMaker workshop is outsourced or you may arrange your own delivery.

Photos of the progress of your beautiful furniture makeover are sent to you. Prior to sealing, you are invited to view the furniture so that any amendments can be made.

Our purpose is refurbishing furniture and relationships.


People have relationships with furniture. Some furniture is a sentimental heirloom from a loving Granny. Some furniture reminds you of your honeymoon or a time it when it was bought. Furniture, like people, can be renewed, transformed and repurposed, resulting in a unique, valuable, useful and beautiful creation.


Our values include transparency and detailed communication in our goal to give you a product in which you will be delighted.


Our vast experience in furniture makeovers can be viewed below:

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Before & After: Cane chairs restored and sprayed white.

Wicker baskets after staining.

Before & After: Chinese red doors restored and repainted.

Antique sealant over white chalk-painted unit.

Chest of Drawers: Chalk-painted, distressed & waxed.

Before & After: Imbuia side table in French Antique brush layered finish.

Before & After: Dining table & chairs hand painted in French Antique.

Gold-leafing of table legs in progress

Antique Gold-Leaf detailing.

Side table after gold trim.

Silver leafing detail of side unit.

Iron display unit redone with Silver-leaf.

Before & After: Imbuia Cabinet finished in Silver Leaf.

Before & After: Sofa repaired, reuphostered and hand-painted white.

Before & After: Trunk restored with faux leather trim.

Before & After: Cabinet spray-painted in plum with new fittings.

Before & After: Baby chair spray-painted white.

Before & After: Bentwood armchair with replaced rattan and timber stain coating.

Before & After: Half-moon table restored and finished with tinted sealant.

Before & After: Timber beams stained lightly.

Before & After: Timber beams and Bamboo ceiling stained.


What some of our clients had to say about us:


"Great personalised service from Hilary and his team. Where no detail is too small or too insignificant for them to get right, even if they have to do it more than once."

- Tracy Manning, Constantia

"Hilary of Remaker- Beautiful Furniture Makeovers and team refinished furniture, a built-in cabinet and a floor durably, aesthetically pleasing and to deadline."

- Lyndon Norley, Bishopscourt

"My bedside tables are transformed from drab to fab! Thank you reMaker."

- Brian Louis, Capetown

"Thank you Hilary for your transformation of our covered patio furnishing. Your service has been professional, quick and the quality is great!" 

- Joanne Mcdonald, Silwersteen 


Send us your photos for a cost estimate.

Hilary Greg

076 481 2693


4A Haryn Park, 13 Mocke Road,

Elfindale, Diep River 7945