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Here’s another before and after bedroom. It’s almost done! Just some skirting and patching around the shutter. I absolutely promise this is the same room. When I first looked at it, it only had a single bed and the window was off centre. I realised they’d put in built-in-robes at…

I’m in the middle of a full renovation. It’s been so full on. I really really had to get rid of all of the brown on this house. And the best (and cheapest) way was to paint the bricks. I own a spray gun and it’s a very simple and…

When you see someone selling a cactus on Facebook Marketplace and you head to their house buy 1, but then come home with 4…. ha! I couldn’t help it. I was given these pots by Northcote Pottery ages ago and I’d been saving them. I didn’t know for what, until…

This area is not quite finished and I do need a better before+after photo, but the transformation already is impressive! See the before? Wow. It was in bad condition. The 40+ year old carpet revealed the most stunning cypress pine floors underneath. These were professionally finished (I wasn’t going to…

Well this room is coming up a treat! There’s some skirting, quad and robe doors to fit off, but it’s almost done. The final part bringing it all together was the blockout roller blinds and sheers. These were from iseekblinds and all DIY. I chose ‘Bali’ inside mount blockout rollers…

If you’ve been following along at my Instagram you would have seen this final reveal of the bathroom reno I’ve been working on. It’s been a long slog, but so worth it. When I bought this little flip house the shower had been leaking and it was gross and not…

Ever walked into a room and thought ‘Wow, this space looks amazing”, or flipped through a home magazine and a particular image stops you and you take a moment to study it before you flip on thinking “There is no way I can do that…”?? Well I am here today…

Got ugly aluminium window frames? BEFORE >> AFTER >> Here’s how you paint them! Clean the frames (get in the cracks!). Take out the sliding window if you can so you can get all of the frame entirely. Tape everything. This is super important! Take your time doing that correctly…

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katrina Chambers (@katrinas_instagram) A very unfinished house but this was an easy little project. Just grab some $4 Kmart jar lids, cut in half (it’s easy to mark centre when you trace and fold a piece of paper in half), then…

So you are faced with this dilemma? The horrid wallpaper from the 70s? And you have no idea how to get it off?? I mean, you could just sheet straight over the top, but that’s expensive! Recently I was faced with this challenge…. A house FULL of wallpaper! I needed…

I’m doing a quick reno on a house and the fences and a shed was in dire need of some lovin’. They are in good condition but were a mix of colours. So I decided to spray paint them. There was a lot of raised garden beds, logs and a…

Hiding tv cords can be a real pain in the backside. It’s not easy to do if you have brick walls, or are renting. But if you use your imagination you can successfully hide those unsightly tv cords. My preference would always be to access the wall cavity. Thread the…