This is the story of the renovations to our Queenslander home - turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.

Owner: Brismod

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    on Oct 15, 2014 in lounge room renovation repair
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    on Oct 13, 2014 in Design History mid century house
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    on Sep 9, 2014 in laundry
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    on Sep 8, 2014 in dining room lounge room
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