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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...
Creative Projects with Gilly's - Myrtle Stone

Creative Projects with Gilly's - Myrtle Stone

In this interview, we ask Alicia of Myrtle Stone about her creative journey into acrylic polymer to create beautiful, unique décor pieces. Please tell us a little about you and your business, (inspirations, ethos – whatever you would like to share). We’d love to hear about how long you’ve been i...
Creative Projects with Gilly's - Crosscut Concepts

Creative Projects with Gilly's - Crosscut Concepts

We spoke to Shane of Crosscut Concepts (in his workshop below) about his latest creative project. Please tell us a little about you and your business, (inspirations, ethos – whatever you would like to share). We’d love to hear about how long you’ve been involved with what you’re doing and what i...
Renovate With Gilly's - An Interview with The Homely Hub

Renovate With Gilly's - An Interview with The Homely Hub

We were lucky enough to have a chat to Claire and Max who have been in the process of renovating their new home and documenting every step of the way. If there's one thing we love here at Gilly's - it's a couple that is dedicated to their family, and a good DIY!  Tell us a little bit about y...
Product Spotlight - Carnauba Polish

Product Spotlight - Carnauba Polish

Carnauba Polish – High Sheen Finishing Polish Our soft and easy to apply Carnauba Polish is so named because the blend of rich ingredients includes a large proportion of natural carnauba wax flakes. We recommend it as a finishing polish on a variety of surfaces. Carnauba wax flakes are popular ...
The Perfect Timber (Labelling and Legacy)

The Perfect Timber (Labelling and Legacy)

What do you look for when hunting for that perfect piece of timber?  Chances are you’ll be seeking out strength, colour and grain, relative to the requirements of your project.  You might be looking for different finishes and textures, or maybe you need to consider density and weight.  Whatever ...
Product Spotlight - Restoring Polish

Product Spotlight - Restoring Polish

Product Spotlight – Restoring Polish Waxes are becoming more popular as they offer a beautiful, subtle natural finish – distinct from some of the harsher synthetic finishes that are available. They are also repairable, unlike a lacquer finish. The initial effort is a one-off process, which you c...
Our Top 7 Favourite Timbers

Our Top 7 Favourite Timbers

Our Top 7 Favourite Timbers Knowing your timber can be challenging, so we've put together our favourites for you to take the confusion out of your next build or DIY project.  Whether you are planning a new build, renovating or onto your next DIY project - the timber world, is large a very very l...