Wednesday's Walk-through

We have so mnay new readers, so I just wanted to say hello to you all. Welcome.
What is Wednesday's Walk-through? Well it's all about showcasing YOUR homes. Real homes. No trick photography. No fancy photoshop. We are getting back to basics. Afterall, it's the real people that read our blogs. So if you have something to share with us, don't be shy... we aren't looking for the the biggest, or the best!

Today we say hello to Jenny from The Five Year Project. She is doing a fantastic renovation to her home!
Here is what she says:

The five year project…

I am married with two boys aged 12 and 5. My background is in Information Technology (Operations and Account Management) but this year I am a stay at home mum. My youngest has just started school and I wanted to be around for the pickup and drop offs. This has allowed me to really focus on the renovations of our Queenslander which we believe to be around the 100 year old mark. It has beautiful dome decorative ceilings and plenty of potential…


We have been here just over two years now and I think we are tracking very well even if new plans are constantly being conjured up.

The room I would like to do a walk thru of is our bedroom makeover. This room was very dark and dreary when we first moved in, in fact almost spooky. It had mission brown panelling and lolly pink cornices and dome. The floor boards were bare (unpolished) and the windows covered in cobwebs.

Our first job was to remove the panelling and replace with plaster. There is plenty of panelling left in the house that we felt it could be removed rather than painted over in the bedroom.


Although unpainted as yet, the plaster gave the room a whole new vibe.

The most inconvenient part about it, was that we didn’t have any wardrobes during this whole phase and I had to purchase a couple of those clothes racks as a temporary basis. The house was a bit like a Chinese laundry…

Finally, we had built-in wardrobes installed, making life a little easier for a while. The down side is that we had to paint the external wardrobe and doors (never again!)


This room is now complete including new curtains, home made bed head and new light for a bit of bling!

I try to have some piece of furniture in each room which tells a bit of a story or has some sentimental attachment. In this case I have my grandmothers’ dresser which I restored. My favourite part of the room is the dome ceiling.


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9 comments:

Lanne said...

LOVE the white on white and the beautiful shade of grey.. what a fabulous finish!

Kerri said...

I've been following Jenny and her decorating adventures for some time now - her blog is gorgeous, and so is her house! I think she's doing an amazing job. Have a great week, and I'll be back Friday! K xx

Julie-Ann said...

What an amazing difference Jenny. Such a beautiful room and I think you have now highlighted its assets. The dome and the window seat particularly caught my eye. I love the soft colours you used. And I have been eyeing that light fitting in Beacon since forever. Congratulations. I am off to take a peek at all your other renovations. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

Elements said...

What great vision from the initial room to the current room. It is alot calmer and very stylish. Well done on your colour selection aswell. It must be nice walking and getting a surprise now and then, remembering back to what it used to be. Well done.

ani's house said...

Love the grey - very classy

Kerryanne English said...

Isn't it amazing what some fairly simple renovations can do. The white room looks so big and fresh now and I like that you have included a sentimental piece of furniture. You must be so happy with the transforamtion. Thanks for sharing.

brismod said...

It's a fabulous renovation of a previously dark and gloomy room. I love the dome ceiling. A great job!

Gail McCormack said...

I think I could easily snuggle up in here every night, I'd feel like a Princess to be sure!

Absolutely beautifully done!

Jenny said...

Thanks for all of the lovely comments today! Thanks also Julie and Katrina for having me!

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