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Tag: renovating

Shanty Town Living

漏Kara Rosenlund I am so close to finishing I can hardly believe it! Above is the living room, complete with my support team Esther and Rocco, the finches. I am three bedrooms down and only have the living room and hallway left. Just a few more days and life should… CONTINUE READING >

Sanding- Part Four Second Coat

Just incase you had forgotten, here is before. What do you think? I am super thrilled. Once textiles and furniture are added this will help soften the ‘starkness’ of the first bedroom. This time yesterday I wasn’t particularly thrilled. I was suffering from what I call ‘Floor Fever’. This is… CONTINUE READING >

More Sanding

After a weekend of sanding, edging, puttying, sanding and edging, I have some results for you! We decided to go with Porter’s Paints Wood Wash in the standard colour (no tint), which I applied today with a brush and muslin. I decided to start in the bedroom, as my sensibility… CONTINUE READING >

Sanding Part Three

Thought I would share the latest on the sanding adventure. After doing a few liming solution tests (Feast Watson and Porters Paints), I hired a floor sander yesterday and sanded two rooms. I couldn’t believe how easy it was with the floor sander. I had used the belt sander over… CONTINUE READING >

Floor Sanding Part Two

So, I doubt anyone will be coveting the above shot on Pinterest, though I thought I would keep it real and show you the behind the scenes chaos at our house mid sanding the floors. I am planning on posting a few more ‘sanding’ posts on route to achieving limed… CONTINUE READING >

Floor Sanding

You know when you start something and really wish you hadn’t… in the midst of celebrating the book launch of ‘Little bit of this, Little bit of that’ over the weekend, Timothy O and I decided it would be a great idea to get a start on sanding the floors… CONTINUE READING >

The Kitchen Reveal!

漏All Images Kara Rosenlund Here you have it… finally the kitchen is finished…. a few of you have asked me while doing Travelling Wares at the market whether I use and decorate with similar objects to what I sell. As you can see the answer is a firm yes! I… CONTINUE READING >

Frankie’s Before Life

A couple of you have asked to see Frankie’s ‘before’ shots. Well, here they are. She came to us with a bottle green and pistachio interior, lots of ‘bad boy’ surf stickers on her windows (remember those board shorts from the early 199o’s! ha), a ridiculous amount of electrical switches,… CONTINUE READING >

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Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, storyteller, adventurer and author.

Her love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares her visual stories from her adventures, inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters.

Her first hardcover interiors book, Shelter - How Australians Live, is out now.

Above all else Kara is a lover of all things real. She shares her humble life through her Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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