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Product Spotlight - Gilly's Cream Polish

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Cream Polish

Our lovely, rich beeswax polish was developed by Gilly Stephenson, using a very old handwritten recipe, passed on to her by a friend.

When she arrived in Australia (from England) with her treasured antique furniture, Gilly was unable to find a suitable polish to use, which was more vulnerable in the harsh, dry Australian climate. A keen and creative cook, it made sense for her to experiment with making the polish herself. Thus, she began the journey, whipping up batches of this beautiful polish, never imagining that this product would lead to the creation of a successful family business

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Nourishing Citrus-Based Oils

Product Spotlight - Gilly's Nourishing Citrus-Based Oils

All of Gilly's Oils are sustainable, made from natural raw materials, locally sourced where possible. We also use 100% recycled PET bottles (from Ant Packaging), made from the plastic contents of sourced from residential yellow recycling bins in NSW. Gilly's oils are all food safe, which means they can be used on timber surfaces that come into direct contact with food.
Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Daniel and Jade from The Block

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Daniel and Jade from The Block

We've been so excited to share this interview with you, and are so happy to have had the chance to chat to Daniel and Jade from The Block. These hard-working farmers from 250 kilometres north of Adelaide made four attempts to get on The Block and when they did, they conquered. What an incredible journey they had and what incredible, humble people! 

Check out the interview below!

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Henry Hangan, the master of Tiny Homes

Renovate w/ Gilly's - An Interview with Henry Hangan, the master of Tiny Homes

In a world that's ever evolving and more people working from home, it's no wonder Tiny Homes are becoming massive in Australia. In today's climate, people are able to work from home or on the road. 

Hangan specialise's in custom built Tiny Homes, making every design unique and one of a kind. 

Not only are Tiny Homes efficient, eco-friendly and more financial viable - these day's , with incredible creators like Henry, it's possible to turn Tiny Home dreams, into a reality. 

We had a chat to Henry about his business Tiny Homes by Hangan. 

Follow their journey on instagram here and check out there website https://www.tinyhouse.com.au/ for more info!

The Wonders of Hemp Oil

The Wonders of Hemp Oil

For the purposes of this blog, we will be talking about hemp oil in the context of timber finishing. It is well known for its health benefits as a source of beneficial fats and as a skin moisturiser (you can certainly use our product in these ways as it is completely food safe) but perhaps, less well-known as a wonderful, natural, VOC-free alternative to a polyurethane finish.
Renovate with Gilly's - An interview with Kim from Our Home Of Bliss

Renovate with Gilly's - An interview with Kim from Our Home Of Bliss

 This month we had a chat with Kim from Our Home of Bliss. Kim has amassed a following of 10K on instagram through her likeable and relatable posts about renovating, DIY and the ins and outs of being a Mum.

The mother of three juggles her home life whiles delving into the world of interior design, and home creation. Check out the interview below!

Renovating with Gilly's - An interview with CCSS (@ccss_tm)

Renovating with Gilly's - An interview with CCSS (@ccss_tm)

This month we had a chat to CCSS in Melbourne. An online shop started by Clare & Sonam, it began as a project to decorate their warehouse apartment in Collingwood. The pair soon discovered their knack for sourcing one-of-a-kind treasures.

CCSS is the result of the duo’s tireless endeavours to seek out unique vintage, mid century & modern furniture. Each piece of furniture has a story and has had an incredible journey. 

Check out what Clare and Sonam had to say below!

Renovating with Gilly's - an interview with Kimmy & Rhi from House Rules(@kimmyrhiau)

Renovating with Gilly's - an interview with Kimmy & Rhi from House Rules(@kimmyrhiau)

Welcome to Renovate with Gilly’s, a new segment where we interview fellow renovators to pick their brains and maybe learn some tricks of the trade along the way. This month we were incredibly lucky to score some time with House Rules, winners Kimmy and Rhi. 

The Tasmanian twins were crowned 2020 champions with a judges' score of 27/30. The sisters from Launceston won $100,000 and walked away with a transformed home (Kimmy's) plus $30,000 cash secured during the series, after topping the leaderboard three times. What an incredible achievement for them both!!

Check out the interview below!