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LilyJimJam

Joined 22 December 2019
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1 month1 monthLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Thank you. We were pleased that we got back what we had put in, and a little on top of that but certainly wasn't heaps. On to the…

2 months2 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
How would you freshen this baby up?

I actually like the look of it, my main thoughts are window colour is doing nothing for it, nor is the terracotta stairs or the front door and tiled roof…

2 months2 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

So latest update is that we finished the 70s Monstrosity and sold her last month, and have moved away from the area, here is the final product, what a mammoth…

6 months6 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Thank you! The floors were fortunately in place, hubby who is a floor sander just had to bring them back to former glory.
Here's a shot of our progress in…

9 months9 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Tackled the next bedroom, just got to fit the bedroom door and a couple of trims but otherwise nearly complete


Yes it looks like the guest bedroom...that is because our daughter…

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10 months10 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

So progress has been a bit challenging of late, I had to head away for work for four weeks which left hubby trying to work, kid wrangle and progress the…

10 months10 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Paint colour HELP!!!!!!

We are painting in white and have gone with a Resene tint called Double Alabaster. We are using Alabaster on the ceilings and Alabaster on the trims.

10 months10 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Exterior paint colour help

I'd probably look at putting more ironstone around, but I prefer dark colours. It also depends if you want an overall muted front or if you want particular features…

11 months11 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Latest project has been creating a walk in robe for the Master bedroom.
First to cut a hole in the wall...
The small space was a walk in style robe for…

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12 months12 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
New Laundry for parents

Looks great! I still love the grey, timber, white combo, we've used it alot too. I really like those white handles, they are cool. We have the…

12 months12 monthsLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Before and after - new shelter in backyard!

Fantastic idea! Great job!

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
How To Start A Little Bit of Tiling - What Materials?

I assume you are doing a reno? Are you lifting the old tiles or tiling over the top? We've tiled ourselves, if you look at my thread 'Renovating…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Bathroom and Ensuite Reno

I would say $10k per bathroom is pretty good. I think it probably depends on what area you are in as well as that can also affect prices of…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Oooo exciting, design looks great, and your choices, will be great to see it progress over the coming months. :)

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1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Looking good!

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Kitchen sink placement

I think it's personal preference. We have the same sink style as what you are going for and ours is centered to our window not the bench and we…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
70s Home Reno - first time renovators, can we do it?

Hey Phoebe how did you go? Did you end up buying? We bought a 1970's renovator at the end of 2016, few similar features to the one you…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Hey, yes there are actually drain holes in the garden beds, if you look closely at the pics you'll see them and all are draining well. When we waterproof,…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

So I still haven't done those finished photos of the kitchen...I'll get to it...lol
But...here's an update of pretty much what we're working on currently as it's a pretty big project.

So…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

We worked on getting the kitchen in next

It's pretty much finished now but just need to get some proper photos to put up

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Yes I know but it needed to go because of the new kitchen as well as being able to change the lighting to downlights, whereas we've retained the timber ceiling…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Yes it did we're really happy with it!

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Then the concrete was polished it was such a great moment to finally be rid of the ugly rough floor

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
first fixer-upper house

Looking good guys, some of your choices have been similar to ours. :)

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Then we pulled down the old celing in the kitchen and put up a new one

And then started removing all of the old kitchen ready for the concrete to be…

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Next to work on was removing a wall, this one...

In order to open up the kitchen to the rest of the living areas

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Next was to work on downstairs to paint, get the floors ready for polishing and get the kitchen done as well

We decided we wanted to lift all the tiles…

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1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

So next thing to tackle was the laundry...

Hubby did most of the jack hammering but I did get in and give it a crack too

Tiling - our tiles that will…

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1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Thank you! We're located in North Queensland. :)

1 year1 yearLilyJimJamLilyJimJam posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

Then to skip forward...this was the finished product

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