Sneaky Peek with Jo and Chalk Paint!

Blue sideboard - Painted with calk paint

A friend of mine puts pictures of gorgeous pieces of furniture that she transforms with a painted finish on her facebook page from time to time.  I have admired them and thought each and every time how very clever she is.… Read More

When life gets in the way

Mum and I

Well I started a blog – I was all enthusiastic.  The experts say to have a successful blog you need to post regularly and consistently and I started with all good intentions and then BAM life throws a spanner in the works.… Read More

24 Hour Fix Up -Vic and SA – Better or Worse?

score board

As predicted Karina and Brian from WA have been eliminated from the competition. The final scores tallied after the 24 hour fix up challenge left them at the bottom of the leader-board.

This week the contestants had one full day, just 24 hours, to take a zone in their homes and with a budget of $5000 transform it to be a better zone. … Read More

House Reveal – Week 6 – Western Australia


If you have been following my blog on House Rules you will realise it is no secret that I think Brian and Karina from WA will be the first couple to be eliminated from the competition. It was their home in Geralton, six hours from Perth that was renovated last week.… Read More

Cassie’s Tip Challenge

Tiana painting chair

This week Cassie asked the contestants renovating her home to find a discarded or tip item and re-purpose it.

The only item that really hit the mark was an enamel jug that Corrine styled in the kitchen as a vase with flowers in it.… Read More

House Reveal – Week 4 – Queensland

Living room

Another home has been revealed. This time it is Ben and Danielle’s home (aka Ken and Barbie) from Brisbane.  If you haven’t been watching each week teams from each state of Australia take just one week to renovate a whole house of one of their rival contestants. … Read More

House Reveal – Week 3 – New South Wales

NSW Kitchen

I am getting straight on it today.  I saw the episode last night of Steve and Tiana’s Sydney home makeover while multi-tasking a multitude of other things. Every mother out there knows what I mean. There was English homework on the go, a satirical review of “The Truman Show” an oldie but a goodie of Jim Carey’s. … Read More

Fantastic Garden – Sneaky Peek

Art in garden

My friend Kim recently moved to Bulimba (a suburb of Brisbane) into a lovely modern two story home.  This is not a sneaky peek into her home but a look at a project she has just completed in the backyard. I called in on her about 4pm on a Tuesday afternoon and she had just got home from work.… Read More

Inspiration Board – Week 2

Yellow walls

The yellow kitchen in Ryan and Marlee’s home was bugging me so I decided to search on Pinterest to find some “Sunshine” inspiration. There was not much to choose from but these Pictures I liked and would not mind if my kitchen had these yellow accents.… Read More