Savvy Australians show off their incredible DIY room makeovers

Instead of spending hours on the couch while in COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of Australians are learning new skills and trying their hand at all kinds of DIY projects.

And now the proud handy men and women have posted impressive room transformations on Facebook after using their free time to improve and redecorate areas of their homes.

One mum from Launceston, Tasmania, renovated her old laundry into a bright, fresh and spacious room and shared before and after pictures to the Bunnings Mums Australia Facebook page.

One mum has transformed her daggy old laundry space (pictured before) into a bright, fresh and spacious room
She installed a white and grep bench top and used pressed tin panel as a feature wall

‘This is a laundry renovation I did using Kaboodle raw doors. I painted the cabinets with Blue Shamrock by Taubmans,’ she wrote.

She revealed she spent approximately $2,500 including the plumber fees involved in moving the sink to a new spot.

The woman installed a stylish marble bench top, used pressed tin panel as a feature wall and created timber shelves.

She revealed she spent approximately $2,500 including the plumber fees involved in moving the sink to a new spot

She revealed she spent approximately $2,500 including the plumber fees involved in moving the sink to a new spot

The woman also built a barn door using a plywood panel and treated pine DAR that connects to a powder room

The woman also built a barn door using a plywood panel and treated pine DAR that connects to a powder room

She also built a barn door using a plywood panel and treated pine DAR that connects to a powder room.

Another mother created an incredible wardrobe for her daughter using an old TV cabinet.

‘Just me again with another little upcycle project. My sister Tash and I gave this old TV cabinet a makeover into a kids cupboard for my daughter,’ she wrote on Kmart Inspired Homes Facebook page.

This comes after another mother created an incredible cupboard for my daughter using an old TV cabinet
She purchased the lamp, candle, books, rattan tray, wheatgrass stems and clothes from Kmart

This comes after another mother created an incredible cupboard for my daughter using an old TV cabinet

First, the woman said she wiped down the cabinet before sanding it with an electric sander.

She then applied a coat of primer, followed by two coasts of white paint to the new cupboard.

She also cut a backing to cover the cord holes, railings and hooks and attached new pine handles.

She purchased the lamp, candle, books, rattan tray, wheatgrass stems and clothes from Kmart.

She  cut a backing to cover the cord holes, railings and hooks and attached new pine handles

She  cut a backing to cover the cord holes, railings and hooks and attached new pine handles

One mother shared photos of a cabinet she transformed into a play kitchen for her three-year-old twins.

‘My boys 10 and 13 have helped me with this little isolation project. We still have a few accessories like lights and a stove top to do but we’re nearly there,’ she wrote.

‘The play kitchen is for my three-year-old twins [a boy and a girl] so I wanted colours that would suit them both,’ she explained.

Another mother shared photos of a cabinet she transformed into a play kitchen for her three-year-old twins
She said she found the free cabinet online and has been collecting items she needed to complete the play set

Another mother shared photos of a cabinet she transformed into a play kitchen for her three-year-old twins

She said she found the free cabinet online and has been collecting items she needed to complete the play set.

The woman said the project took her three days to complete and she added an oven complete with a light, a sink, cabinets and a feature wall.

She revealed she purchased most things from Bunnings and also used ‘a couple of Kmart accessories’.

‘A play kitchen like this will last a lifetime I think my grandkids will play with this! I had a Kmart kitchen and it fell apart in a few weeks as I have 7 children all up,’ she wrote.

The woman said the project took her three days to complete and she added an oven complete with a light, a sink, cabinets and a feature wall

The woman said the project took her three days to complete and she added an oven complete with a light, a sink, cabinets and a feature wall

One woman has transformed her outdoor area for under $1000 using items from Kmart and Bunnings

One woman has transformed her outdoor area for under $1000 using items from Kmart and Bunnings

Another woman transformed her outdoor area for under $1000 using items from Kmart and Bunnings and she shared photos to the Kmart Inspired Homes Facebook page.

She purchased a table and chairs for $687 as well as green hedge wall tiles for $15 each from Bunnings.

The woman also added some cushions from Kmart for $8 each, an $8 table runner, a lantern and candle for $15 and light bulbs for $15.

Other Facebook users praised the mum on creating a relaxing space and said it looks ‘incredible’.

‘Such a lovely space to ride out this isolation in, awesome job,’one person said. ‘Wow what a transformation, looks fantastic,’ another wrote.

She purchased a table and chairs for $687 as well as green hedge wall tiles for $15 each from Bunnings

She purchased a table and chairs for $687 as well as green hedge wall tiles for $15 each from Bunnings

She also added cushions from Kmart for $8 each, an $8 table runner, a lantern and candle for $15 and light bulbs for $15

She also added cushions from Kmart for $8 each, an $8 table runner, a lantern and candle for $15 and light bulbs for $15

An organised mother and medical student also recently revealed how she keeps her busy home pristine, despite holding down full-time study and having three children under the age of six.

Imogen Alexandra, 23, from the Gold Coast, said while medicine is her trade, she has always had a love for interior design.

‘It’s taken me around two years to design my home the way I’ve always wanted it, and now I’m sort of nearly there and everything is coming together, I’ve turned my focus towards organising,’ Imogen told FEMAIL.

Organised mother and medical student Imogen Alexandra (pictured) revealed how she keeps her busy home pristine, despite having three children under the age of six

Organised mother and medical student Imogen Alexandra (pictured) revealed how she keeps her busy home pristine, despite having three children under the age of six

She has organised both her pantry by buying containers and labelling each container with a label from Labelled with Vinyl

She has organised both her pantry by buying containers and labelling each container with a label from Labelled with Vinyl

Recently she has organised both her pantry and her linen cupboard and Imogen said she always hunts down a bargain so she doesn’t pay over the odds.

‘I went to Kmart and bought a few containers to begin with for my pantry. I got a few different sizes but avoided bulk buying as I wanted to make sure they kept my food fresh and looked good in style, before I bought a whole pile,’ she said.

She then labelled each container with a label from Labelled with Vinyl, which means she never forgets where anything is stored or how old it is.

She also uses giant fabric baskets from Zoobibi in her linen cupboard as they're 'big enough to fit king beddings, pillows and towels'

She also uses giant fabric baskets from Zoobibi in her linen cupboard as they’re ‘big enough to fit king beddings, pillows and towels’

‘I have very expensive taste, but the majority of what I buy is from Kmart, Target, Big W and IKEA,’ Imogen said.

‘It’s easy to make things look expensive if you style a room well and mix a few higher-end pieces with the majority that is slightly cheaper.’

She also uses giant fabric baskets from Zoobibi in her linen cupboard as they’re ‘big enough to fit king beddings, pillows and towels’.

Imogen also said they’re perfect ‘if the kids go to grab a blanket or a towel out and everything becomes unfolded as you can’t even tell because the baskets hide the mess!’

 

Source: DailyMail