From Church to Home

In the beginning, the steps we took to turn this 1930 timber catholic church into our home
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Before and After... the top photo is how we first saw the church (it was rented out to somebody at the time) and the bottom picture is how we have made it into our home

Before and After... the top photo is how we first saw the church (it was rented out to somebody at the time) and the bottom picture is how we have made it into our home

Andrew made the second bench top out of recycled veejays which were salvaged from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane which was being renovated, these colourful timber lengths were originally walls

Andrew made the second bench top out of recycled veejays which were salvaged from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane which was being renovated, these colourful timber lengths were originally walls

burn that sage! essential when moving into any new home, but with 80 or so years of funerals, weddings, christenings & sunday mass there was bound to be tonnes of energy to clear

burn that sage! essential when moving into any new home, but with 80 or so years of funerals, weddings, christenings & sunday mass there was bound to be tonnes of energy to clear

piggy back weeding

piggy back weeding

Our humble kitchen was made using recycled timber veejays from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane. The bench top was custom made by Andrew with the seats of 2 church pews that were used in the church for many years

Our humble kitchen was made using recycled timber veejays from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane. The bench top was custom made by Andrew with the seats of 2 church pews that were used in the church for many years

Andrew made the dining table from a recycled door that he found at Mt Nebo tip shop in Brisbane

Andrew made the dining table from a recycled door that he found at Mt Nebo tip shop in Brisbane

We had the floors sanded and polished in a "Rubio" monocoat, which we found at a shop called Painted Earth in the Byron Bay Industrial Estate. Unlike some other floor polishers, this product was non toxic and low VOC and gave a natural finish, as opposed to shiny shiny

We had the floors sanded and polished in a "Rubio" monocoat, which we found at a shop called Painted Earth in the Byron Bay Industrial Estate. Unlike some other floor polishers, this product was non toxic and low VOC and gave a natural finish, as opposed to shiny shiny


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Andrew made the second bench top out of recycled veejays which were salvaged from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane which was being renovated, these colourful timber lengths were originally walls

Andrew made the second bench top out of recycled veejays which were salvaged from Amanda's sisters house in brisbane which was being renovated, these colourful timber lengths were originally walls

These metal frames which now make up the structure of our kitchen were salvaged from a car audio workshop in brisbane

These metal frames which now make up the structure of our kitchen were salvaged from a car audio workshop in brisbane

burn that sage! essential when moving into any new home, but with 80 or so years of funerals, weddings, christenings & sunday mass there was bound to be tonnes of energy to clear

burn that sage! essential when moving into any new home, but with 80 or so years of funerals, weddings, christenings & sunday mass there was bound to be tonnes of energy to clear

glamping in the chouse

glamping in the chouse

we had some sanding elves come to stay for a while, all of the walls were stripped back and then coated with a non toxic timber sealer

we had some sanding elves come to stay for a while, all of the walls were stripped back and then coated with a non toxic timber sealer

All that was left was 4 church pews

All that was left was 4 church pews

A non toxic floor polish solution? http://www.rubiomonocoat.com/en/

A non toxic floor polish solution? http://www.rubiomonocoat.com/en/

Mr. Sandman (not a job you'd want to do yourself!)

Mr. Sandman (not a job you'd want to do yourself!)

Church pews looking a little more like the kitchen bench

Church pews looking a little more like the kitchen bench

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