Chalkpaint Makover: Magazine Rack

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This week, I tried out a new paint product - Porters Chalk Emulsion! It's been around for a while, but I've only just discovered it. It's is an Australian product, which means it is reasonably priced compared to the international brands that must be shipped downunder. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Now, what to paint!? Remember a couple of months ago I ventured to a an antique auction? Well, while I was there I found this sweet magazine rack. I could see the potential - it was made from solid … [Continue reading...]

Walls and Floors are Going Up!

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  Apologies! It has been a couple of week since my last blog post, because it turns out, renovating a house and BLOGGING about renovating a house is quite time-consuming. But I am very happy to report that all is going along very smoothly. Our builder is fantastic and moving at a cracking pace. Since it's been a few weeks, I thought I would break this into two blog posts. The following photos are what the house looked like a couple of weeks ago... there has been a lot more done since, … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Costs So Far

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I often have friends ask me about renovating and whether or not they should embark on the journey. I come from a family of renovators – my parents have bought several houses over the years and renovated them, so too have my older sisters and their husbands. I’m not talking about a simple bathroom renovation. […]

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Jasper and Eve – A New Online Store

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Hi friends! I wanted to share with you a gorgeous online store that has recently been launched by Aussie husband and wife duo, Leslyn and Andy. Their online store – Jasper and Eve, combines boutique designs with smart, socially responsible values. Not only have they got a range of beautiful and unique home-decor pieces, but […]

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House Demolition has Begun!

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I’m running around ordering windows and doors today, so only have time for a quick update. But here is the update on our house demolition. After only one week, things are moving swiftly along with the renovation. Our builder Maarten and his assistant Paul have only been there 4 days, but so far they have: […]

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First Week of Renovations!

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Our first week of renovations has begun! And what better way to start, than by using a sledge-hammer and crow-bar to rip out a kitchen. You may recall that it previously looked like this: Well, not anymore. Matt and I went in on Sunday and pretty much ripped out the whole thing. Our builders were […]

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Restoring my Kitchen Stool using Milkpaint

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Remember when I hit a Flea Market Auction in Bowral a few weeks ago? Well, a few of the items I bought didn’t make it into my Online Shop. That’s because I wanted to keep them for myself! One of those items was this cute kitchen stool… I have been keeping my eyes peeled for […]

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Laundry Layout Option #2

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  Yesterday I wrote a post about our Laundry Layout Option #1. You can see that here. Today, I bring you, Option #2! Option #1 makes use of the wall space along the length of the laundry. Option #2 makes use of the space around the window. I found this picture on Pinterest and thought […]

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Laundry Layout Option #1

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  So here’s the deal. We are going to have a small laundry. I’m talking 1290mm wide x 2515mm long. And yes, one of the most annoying things about renovating a house, is learning how to talk in millimeters. I mean, I get it, we have to be as exact as possible so everything fits. […]

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BIG NEWS: My Online Vintage Shop is Now Open!

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  If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a lover of vintage wares. While living in the USA, I collected vintage pieces from flea markets, auctions and antique stores. But I was limited in what I could buy, as I always knew I would have […]

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