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8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Help, Gardening Novice!

Hello friendly Garden experts!
I am in desperate need of help with my garden. We moved into our place (Mornington Peninsula, Vic) 18 months ago and are completely overwhelmed.
The previous owners…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Anyone tried reupholstering chairs?

Thank you both! Gives me a good idea of price, or evidence that I could do it myself like some of the clever people in the link!

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Paint colour help - White! There are so many!

We used Dulux Natural White on our ceilings. I love it! It is a perfect white - not cream and not too "cold".

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Anyone tried reupholstering chairs?

Hi all
We are renovating our lounge room and I have spotted a couple of simple chairs on ebay that I like. Would need reupholstering though.
Has anyone done this with success?…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Help me choose my wallpaper!

Hi LeanneR
THe only thing that is decided is the black leather lounge suite. The piano is a dark wood, almost black.
Wall colour, curtains and carpet will all be replaced. The…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Help me choose my wallpaper!

Hi Everyone,
Its been a long time since I've visited, been busy having a baby! Now that she sleeps through the night I have the energy to start more house…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Is Diamond Gloss worth using with rolled edges?

Hi tiinana2b
Ours is definately the clear strip that you are talking about (called Diamond Gloss edging by our Kitchen company.) We really didn't like the brown line that other laminate…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Is Diamond Gloss worth using with rolled edges?

Hi there, we just installed Diamond Gloss Stipple Seal - we have a square edge (which the kitchen company called the "Diamond Gloss edging".

Our experience with cleaning is similar -…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

Thanks for the tip Michelle! The ikea website doesn't have the dimensions, so will measure the space before I go and have a look.

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

What do people think of something like this?
http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60182361
Too traditional? Not blue enough?

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

Thanks Everyone - I'll have a hunt for some accessories this weekend and then update with some new pics. I love blue, so glad I wasn't completely off track! Off…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

Hi Stormy, just had a peek at your blog - your home is beautiful! I can see we have quite similar tastes, right down to the french provincial clock! Congratulations…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

That was my initial thought too. It's a fairly smallish room and to put a colour in the curtains could possibly box the room in a little. A lighter colour…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

Big thanks Stormy - Can you tell me what I was doing wrong with the images?
Suh - thanks. i was thinking blues initially as well, its just a matter of…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Finishing touches on this room - accent colour?

Hi Everyone
I would really appreciate some help in putting the finishing touches on my newly renovated kitchen/living area. So far I have played it pretty safe with neutral choices, and…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
DIY Timber Laminate - any hints or tips?

Hi Everyone
Many thanks for your replies and advice. We decided to get the professionals to do the job in the end, mainly because the room wasn't square and there were…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Ask your “Curtain Questions Here”

Thanks 4 walls, I appreciate your response! This window dressing game is a whole new world!

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Ask your “Curtain Questions Here”

Hi 4 walls - loving the new thread (particularly as I'm about to buy new curtains!)
My research tells me that they can range in price SIGNIFICANTLY depending on fabric…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Formica Laminate Floor 12mm...anyone have experience?

I love that floor, we considered it for AGES, but in the end went for a quickstep timber laminate in a very similar colour (slightly more brown, and I suppose,…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Please show me your laminate benchtopped kitchens :)

Hi Vid, great minds think alike! Yes, the stove does have the wok burner in the middle - its a Smeg - LOVE IT.

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Please show me your laminate benchtopped kitchens :)

Hi there, here is ours, Diamond gloss laminate in Stipple Seal with diamond gloss edging. We had been debating laminate vs stone for ages.
Several people have mistaken it for stone…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Help choosing new kitchen bench colour

Hi Sheep dog, the edging was called "diamond gloss" edging - as opposed to bullnosed or square I think. We didn't want the rounded bullnose, and the square tends to…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Help choosing new kitchen bench colour

HI Kristi
We had exactly the same dilemma, slate floor, wanted a grey/blue benchtop (think it was jordanstone??) but then couldn't get it!
Here are our pictures. We decided on a diamond…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
My timber laminate dilemma continues - Balterio?

Hi all, appreciate your help as we FINALLY make a decision on our floors.
In terms of colour we are looking for a grey/brown, not too much grain. Have discovered this…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
7mm vs 12 mm timber laminate???

Thanks Vundaful, that's helpful. Were you happy with the Eligna?
I am also wondering about the underlay that would be best with the 7mm board. We have been told that 2mm…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
7mm vs 12 mm timber laminate???

HI there - just need some help making a final decision on our floors.
After reading this forum it seems that Quickstep is all the go. There is a colour from…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
DIY Timber Laminate - any hints or tips?

HI there
We are new to this renovation game, and need to replace the floor (was carpet) in our dining/family area - approximately 28sq m, so not a massive space.
As this…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

Hi there, we have just renovated and installed a freestanding oven. Our plumbers advice was to put the gas fitting in the cupboard beside the oven too.
It doesn't take up…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Colours for a rental property

HI Mrs B
You can sort of get a sense of the colour in my kitchen shots here - whilst the kitchen isn't finished you can see the wall colour compared…

8 years8 yearsnewby126newby126 posted:
Colours for a rental property

HI Mrs B, for a neutral colour, we used Resene Half Tea. We love it and have had so many comments about the warmth it has added to our living…

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