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utumn is a great time to think about your next renovation project. After all, without the beach beckoning on the weekend, there is nothing to distract you from those jobs around the home, right? So get stuck into your next project and prepare your house for the summer ahead. It will be here before we know it. In this issue of My Renovation, we are talking paint. Painting a wall is one of the most inexpensive and easiest DIY jobs, and it can have a huge impact, completely transforming your interior spaces. Whether you are tackling the entire home or just one room, I would recommend you head over to page four for the lowdown on all things painting. You’ll learn about where to look for inspiration, how to choose the right colours for your home and how to do a professional-looking job yourself. Also in this issue, we have tips for kitchen and bathroom updates, and advice on decorating every bedroom in the home. In changing rooms on page 18, we tackle the tricky job of designing a teenager’s retreat. And in style on page 12 we invite you to take a seat.
8 28 Cover story .............................4 Perfect paint for DIY
Kitchen ...................................8 Design advice and ideas
Bathroom .............................10 The best bits for your project
Style............................................12 There’s a chair in there
Bedroom ...................................14 Design advice for everyone
Changing rooms......................18 Design your teen’s bedroom
Tips.............................................20 Final flourishes and key pieces
Tips.............................................22 It’s all in the planning
DIY ........................................24 Create your own terrarium
Outdoor ................................26 Get winter ready
Finishing touches ...................28 Cosy and calm pieces for the home
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Stroke of genius It’s something every reno job requires, and it’s the simplest way to breathe new life into a room – a lick of paint. Whether it’s the entire house or just one wall, here’s all you need to know to get your paint job right.
Colour basics Know nothing about colour theory? Here’s a quick lesson. There are three primary colours – yellow, red and blue. From these we get the three secondary colours – purple (by mixing red and blue), green (blue and yellow) and orange (red and yellow). Tertiary colours are made by mixing two secondary colours. Neutrals are white, black and grey. Unless you’re planning to paint your entire home the one colour, you’ll need to understand how colours work with each other. There are basically two colour combinations – complementary and analogous. Analogous colours sit next to each other on the colour wheel and they tend to create a harmonious combination. Complementary colours are those that are opposite on the wheel. Using complementary colours (say a teal blue paint on the wall with punchy orange accessories) will create a room with lots of drama. Also remember colours have a temperature. Blues and greens are cool, while oranges and reds are warm. However, a cool colour such as blue can be made warmer by adding a red tone to it, while a green can be warmed up with more yellow. Understanding this will help you see that even neutrals (which have either a warm or cool undertone) can fight with each other.
Doing it yourself? Follow these tips for a professional-looking job: • Before painting, prepare your walls. If there are any cracks or holes, fill these with a plaster filler. Let the plaster dry, then sand lightly to smooth it out. Dust the area and give the walls a thorough clean. • Remove or cover your furniture and cover powerpoints and light fittings. Lay down plastic to protect floors. • Measure up the room to see much paint you need. Take these measurements to your paint supplier, who will work out your requirements, or use an online paint calculator. We like the Haymes one at haymespaint.com.au/ inspiration/my-tools/paint-calculator/. • If the walls are new, it’s a good idea to use a primer or undercoat. If you’re going over a darker wall with a light paint, you’ll probably need an extra coat to cover the colour. • Stock up on the right tools. You’ll use brushes for trims, skirting boards and window frames, and cutting in on walls. Use rollers for large spaces. Always use a tray or small dish – tip out a small amount of paint from your tin into the tray or dish and top up as you go. That way you won’t introduce dirt into the paint tin. • Painting ceilings is tricky, but if you’re determined to do it yourself, paint the ceiling first – you don’t want to drip paint on your newly finished walls.
Light and colour Light – either natural or manmade – can influence how paint looks on the walls. Paint a piece of cardboard with your chosen paint sample and then take it around the room to see how the light in that room changes the paint colour. Tape it to the wall and see how the colour changes at different times of day.
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Well-laid plans When designing your brand-new bathroom you might be tempted to go for the latest trends. Bold, patterned tiles have made a big comeback recently, but will you love the geometric design in five or 10 years? Hedge your bets with a classic, basic tile laid in a creative way. A white rectangular tile laid in a herringbone design, for example, is edgy but timeless. Or, try laying the tiles running down the wall, rather than across, as shown here.
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The parents’ retreat This room is yours, so be completely selfish when designing this space and make it a kid-free zone. Inject your personality and needs into the room. Want a calm, minimalist space? Go for it. Craving a bolder, edgier design? That’s ok too. Have fun and take time to get this room just right.
The guest room Make comfort your top priority. Invest in quality cotton sheets, lots of pillows and a variety of throws and blankets. While it’s a good idea to keep this space neutral, your guests will appreciate little touches such as photos and magazines on the bedside tables.
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how to: CREATE A TERRARIUM You will need: • Small pebbles • Charcoal • Small plants • Potting mix • Gloves • Spray bottle • A container or terrarium
terrarium healthy – just a thin layer of about one centimetre over the pebbles will do. STEP THREE Add the potting mix – make sure you choose a mix that is appropriate for the plants you have chosen. Put in enough potting mix to cover your plant’s roots.
STEP ONE Give your container a good clean and then place a layer of pebbles (about one or two centimetres deep) on the bottom. The pebbles are essential for drainage.
STEP FOUR If your terrarium has an opening at the front, build up the potting mix towards the back. Push it down firmly to remove
STEP TWO Add charcoal to keep the
any air pockets. If your terrarium is quite deep, you can add another layer of pebbles, charcoal and soil to build up the height as shown in the picture. STEP FIVE Using your finger, create a hole in the soil for the plant’s roots and pop in the plant, making sure to press it firmly down. STEP SIX You can add more pebbles or some large stones to finish off your terrarium. Then give the plants a good spray of water.
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Be cautious about overwatering your terrarium plants, especially if you have chosen succulents. The glass walls of a terrarium trap in moisture and heat, creating a greenhouse effect. This means water won’t evaporate and it can cause mould to grow in your terrarium. If succulents aren’t your thing, other plants that work well in terrariums include African violets, friendship plants, small ferns such as baby’s tears, polka dot plants, begonias, crotons and dracaena.
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Going up If you have a small backyard or courtyard, potted plants might be your only option for a garden. But that doesn’t mean a boring cluster of pots on the ground. Go up, not out with your greenery – think vertical gardens (you can buy kits from your local hardware store), window boxes, wall-mounted garden beds and shelves to hold your potted pretties.
Material world If you’ve invested in quality outdoor cushions, it pays to look after them. While fabrics designed for the outdoors are more durable than other fabrics, they will still stain, fade and get mouldy if you leave them out in the sun and rain. So store them away when you’re not using them and wash your cushion covers and inserts separately. Always wash them according to the care instructions. Ensure both the insert and covers are well and truly dry before popping the covers back on.
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Water works The backyard pool will still need some TLC over winter. Here’s how: • Regularly check the water’s pH levels so the algae doesn’t take over. • Keep pool equipment running to ensure it stays in working order and the pool remains clean. Check the filters to ensure they are debris free. • Regularly get the creepy crawly into the pool to reduce the build-up of scummy bits on the walls and floor.
Take cover Prepare your backyard for the cooler months by re-mulching garden beds. While mulch is vital in summer to keep the weeds at bay and save water, it’s just as important in winter when it keeps the plant roots of warm. Mulch should be about 30 centimetres deep. Different mulches have different applications. For example, sugar cane mulch is great for the vegie patch, while pine bark is good for pots and garden beds.
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