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MOST RECENT

[leadlight details]
The more I look at these windows the more I love them. Just keep finding things each time that I had skimmed over before. The sun is sparkling on the this sunny afternoon which makes them even more magical to me. #onejobatatime #wediditourselves #renovation #relocating #removalhome #ourforeverhome #leadlightwindow #leadlight #lovinglyrestored #vintageglass #somethingspecial

I'm totally in love with this natural colored oil based deck stain for our new cedar deck! This is the final step in preparing for our hot tub delivery next week.
#cedar #wediditourselves #hottub #jacuzzi

[painting prep]
Started prep on the front of the house today. Slowly we are getting closer to having this whole darn house painted, at least on the outside. The work that has gone into this will be well worth it when we have a perfectly restored finish, at least I keep telling myself that! What a labour of love.
#labouroflove #wediditourselves #whenwillitbeover #diy #patience #onejobatatime #queenslander #relocatingaqueenslander #removalhome #ourforeverhome

[another reno day]
This is the face of a dog pleading to go home for dinner and a fire. Next pic is what we’ve been up to today. Her patience was tested, it was a late afternoon. Almost all the boards are off though. #colonialhouse #wediditourselves #diy #onejobatatime #renovation #relocatingaqueenslander #removalhome #patience #oldiebutagoodie #whenwillitbeover

[the wall that could break us!]
Today we cleaned up. The good things about the peel away is how it works with lead paint & it’s disposal. Somehow it reacts with the lead to contain any toxicity (in theory anyway), then you wrap it all up in the paper and dispose of it appropriately. No dust or toxic fumes.
We will still need to do a bit more sanding as not all the paint came off. Now we are removing the champers so we can increase the strength of the wall make space for some lovely new French doors in place of the windows and insulate the whole thing. Maybe when we are done and still alive I’ll post some finished pics 🙄
#onejobatatime #wediditourselves #whenwillitbeover #diy #patience #queenslander #renovation #removalhome #ourforeverhome

[paint removal]. This would have to be the hardest worst job so far. This wall had thick crazed and crackled paint. We we stumped 🤔. Everything we tried had a terrible result. We’ve used a product now called peel away. On the first wall with vertical boards it worked a treat ( see post a few weeks ago), but this wall is our nemesis! A whole day of scraping! #wediditourselves #paintremoval #hardwork #ourforeverhome #removalhome #diy #queenslander #onejobatatime #patience #whenwillitbeover

[coloured glass]
How good is this textured coloured glass!? This is one of the today jobs. This little bit of uniqueness is bound for our special loo.
#wediditourselves #onejobatatime #ourforeverhome #removalhome #vintageglass #vintageglamour #casementwindow #lovinglyrestored #queenslander

More amazing secondhand pre-loved purchases to complete our forever house. This gorgeous cast iron bath will be well loved and used (I love a good soak in the bath), not to mention looking super stylish. #castironbath #periodfeatures #secondhand #prelovedtreasures #onejobatatime #ourforeverhome #queenslander #wediditourselves #colonialhouse #colonialqueenslander #renovation #removalhome #removalhouse

[design process]
Never have we had the opportunity to be a part of the process for designing our Leadlight windows, until now! So the fun begins. Ideas and sketches going back & forth at the moment to work it out and thrash out what works and what doesn’t. We are having a special little mini landscape going in over our front door. Every day is getting closer to having them sparkling and bouncing light around our home.
#leadlight #leadlightwindow #designprocess #ourforeverhome #colonialhouse #wediditourselves #renovation #removalhome #removalhouse #queenslander

[colour]
I’m still sweating over colour choices! Paint charts seem to come with me everywhere I go! #resene #paintingismytherapy #ourforeverhome #wediditourselves #queenslander #colonialhouse #cantmakedecisions

[close up]
Here is a little more detail of our lovely new Leadlight baby sash window that are going to make our lounge room window super special. We reused the glass and frames from the original windows in the house and add a few special bits as well. Oh, I’m in love 😍
#fromoldtonew #sashwindows #vintageglass #leadlightwindow #leadlight #ourforeverhome #colonialhouse #wediditourselves #queenslander #removalhome #removalhouse

Another house transformation pic sequence - this time Chloë’s room which she wanted to be an under the water mermaid theme. The little desk under the window was mine, bought on Portobello road and carried home to my first flat. I wrote some of my freelance articles on it so love that Chloe now has, and loves, it. This room has one of the best views in the house - out over the garden and the church. It’s not the most Gram-worthy decoration but hey, she’s five!
Sequencing photos like these reminds me how far we’ve come and stops the rest of the project feeling too overwhelming. 🙌🏻🍀👧🏼🧜🏼‍♀️
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#housetohome #victorianhouserenovation #victorianhouse #periodproperty #mermaidbedroom #childsbedroom #interiordecor #wediditourselves #diy #housetohome #myhusbandisawesome #luckyluckylucky #lovewhereilive #swipeleft #roomtransformation

[window makeover]
I couldn’t wait any longer to share. The whole window is still a few more jobs away from being finished, but we just couldn’t hang on any longer to get these beauties up and sparkling in the sunlight. Honestly, we just can’t get a photo that does them justice!
We had a lot of badly damaged windows from the old closed in verandah that we couldn’t save (they were beyond redemption). We saved all the glorious vintage glass though for the many newly designed windows. We used the old restored frames, some of the old original glass mixed up with some new, some creativity from Rockfrog Studios in Mount Gravatt East. We are more than in love with the result!
#wediditourselves #ourforeverhome #leadlight #leadlightwindow #vintageglass #fromoldtonew #removalhome #removalhouse #queenslander #colonialqueenslander

Teaching/learning how to change a flat tire. Then realizing the spare was also flat 😂 #funtimes #flattiressuck #flatsparesucks #teachingmoment #roomietime👯 #wediditourselves #strongwomen #atx

had a fab time yesterday and looking forward to today, this is the tent we are all staying in, and got to say who needs a man?? first time i have had to put this one up and first time sarah has done it without her husband so we are quite proud of our selves #camping #littlegetaway #tent #whoneedsaman #wediditourselves #fun #catchup

[old & original]. This side of the house was the most weather damaged. This wi Dow specifically had lots of water damage as the original hood was badly damaged. We have finished this whole wall now and very soon will post an after shot of this glorious window restored to its former glory.
#wediditourselves #ourforeverhome #diy #queenslander #renovation #restoration #colonialqueenslander #houseonahill #sashwindows

Hello lovelies! It’s the bright new beginning of a bright new week!
I just love how the sunlight ☀️ is streaming into our hallway.
I still can’t believe we did this all ourselves! I am so happy when I walk through this space.
I have a couple of projects I’m continuing to work on today.
But the major thing I hope to get accomplished is to make it to my hair appointment.
Okay, so who else gets so fed up with their hair not styling properly they make a hair appointment and on the day of the appointment their hair styles perfectly? 🙋🏼‍♀️ It always gets me rethinking: do I want to take the time to go get a cut? I know if I don’t go, I’ll regret it tomorrow. Let me tell you, Einstein has nothing on this girl when her hair is misbehaving! So I guess I better keep the appointment.
What fun things do you all have planned for this week?

#sunlight #sunbeams #brightspaces #wediditourselves
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Kreatywny poranek, czyli zrób to sam z @ikeapolska ;) zrobiliśmy z Erykiem szafkę Trofast! Dobrze mieć małego pomocnika!
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Creative morning, do it yourself with @ikeapolska ;) we made with Eric a Trofast toy storage! So good to have a little helper!
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#creativemorning #doityourselfproject #ikeakids #diyikea #diyisfun #toystorage #trofast #wediditourselves

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