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Creative Projects with Gilly's - DIY Outdoor Timber Christmas Tree

Creative Projects with Gilly's - DIY Outdoor Timber Christmas Tree

Read through our guide on how to create an outdoor timber tree to bring some Christmas cheer to your yard this year! During this time of year with the Christmas lights and decorations up, it brings so much joy to our household. It’s always lovely having a view of the tree and other decorations wh...
Caring for Teak Furniture

Caring for Teak Furniture

Picture courtesy of East West Design Fremantle Preparing Outdoor Furniture for Summer Teak is a very popular choice for outdoor/alfresco furniture and with good reason - it is hardwearing and stable. A dense wood, teak is extremely stable and resistant to decay even when exposed to extreme weat...
Stockist Spotlight - Capriole Creative

Stockist Spotlight - Capriole Creative

Dianne Leslight (pictured below with partner Anthony), co-owner of Capriole Creative shares her story in this Stockist Spotlight feature. Capriole Shabby Chic, re-branded to Capriole Creative, to make the brand more descriptive of who we are, was not planned. We had other things in mind back in ...
Creative Projects with Gilly's - Winestains

Creative Projects with Gilly's - Winestains

Winestains is a inspiring, upcycling success story, located in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Kristal and Peter design and create an amazing range of platters and boards using discarded wine barrels. Kristal was kind enough to share their story with us. 
Understanding Grit and Grain

Understanding Grit and Grain

For a restoration project using Gilly’s products, we always recommend cleaning and sanding the timber thoroughly, prior to applying the waxes. The timber needs to be able to absorb (not unlike a sponge) the initial layer of wax or oil so that splitting and cracking can be prevented in future. Th...
Restorations with Gilly's  - Display Cabinet Refurbishment by Gayle

Restorations with Gilly's - Display Cabinet Refurbishment by Gayle

On this blog, we explore a display cabinet restoration carried out by one of Gilly’s enthusiastic and loyal customers, Gayle. Having been introduced to Gilly’s products by her sister, Gayle set her sights on a full restoration of a bow-fronted display cabinet. After discussing the best way forwa...
Stockist Spotlight - Adelaide Restoration Centre

Stockist Spotlight - Adelaide Restoration Centre

Originally opened as a wholesale and trade supplier of restoration hardware in the 1980s, Adelaide Restoration Centre has expanded to become the go-to retail outlet for anyone restoring a period building or home. Step inside and you will find a vast array of architectural hardware, paint, herita...
Renovate with Gilly's - An interview with the Pennells

Renovate with Gilly's - An interview with the Pennells

We've been watching the Pennells for a while and if we've learnt anything in our time as Gilly's - it's dedicated and passion when we see it. This young couple has the eye and the drive - in the past six months they've jumped head first into renovating a 1950's Australian home in Perth and we wer...