|Worker's Cottage in Stones Corner, Queensland|
I needed some local inspiration and somehow stumbled into the world of Blogs.
The House that A-M built was one of the first blogs I found. It was a real eye opener in the world of building a new "traditional" home in the suburbs of Brisbane.
I also stumbled upon Toxteth about a Queenslander house renovation in Ipswich and of course, Renovate Australia about renovating a Queenslander in Townsville. There was also Restoring the Old Girl blog which was about to undertake a major renovation in Red Hill.
|Old Queenslander in Coorparoo|
Image courtesy of State Library Queensland
Apart from those blogs, there were surprisingly very few blogs dedicated to Queenslander house renovations. I thought it would be a good idea to document our experiences, despite our renovations being not so major and in a decorating style (mid century) that is not normally associated with Queenslanders.(Nothing wrong with thinking outside the square, I say!)
I get quite a few emails from people who are working on their Queenslander house. They give me such lovely feedback and some have even started blogging about their renovations too. It is really quite gratifying.
Anyway, there are a lot more blogs about Queenslander houses now. I thought it would be a great idea to have a separate blog list on Queenslander house renovations.
This is my list so far:
(If I have left anyone off, please let me know because I follow a lot of renovation blogs and sometimes I can't keep track!)
The little house that could - this is a great little blog about the renovation of a colonial Queenslander in the outer suburbs of Brisbane.
Renovate Australia - documents the renovations to a Queenslander in Townsville, North Queensland.
Restoring the Old Girl - this is the story of how one family bought the 100 year old house next door, which had been in the same family, contents and all.
The Five Year Project - two or so years are down on this Queenslander renovation.
The Clothesline Online - it documents the renovations to a Heritage listed Queenslander in Ipswich
Toxteth - renovation of a Queenslander in Ipswich
Nostalgia and Now - interiors, before and afters and renovations
White Floors - interiors inspiration and renovation of an inter-war Queenslander in Brisbane
Bungalow Bliss - a very new blog about a Californian-style Bungalow renovation
Timber and Tin - a very new blog about a Colonial Queenslander house relocation
Crazy House Capers - these people are renovating two Queenslanders at the same time !!!
My Pink Door - not so much about renovating, but it has lovely images of the interiors of a Queenslander home.
Spots and Stripes - an inspiring blog from serial renovators. Their latest project will be a 1900s Queenslander.
A Cream Cottage - a new blog about first time home owners and their Queenslander house.
And Jo from Desire to Inspire is undertaking a renovation of an 1860s home in Ipswich check it out on her page:
Desire to Inspire: Jo's page
Anna Spiro from Absolutely Beautiful Things is also planning work on her 1880s Queenslander on Brisbane's Bayside, but you'll have to click the label tags on her sidebar to find information about her house.
Also, check out No Small Dreams website which is about a sustainable Queenslander house renovation in Brisbane.
And of course, there's us!!
So there you have it, Queenslander house junkies. It is by no means the definitive list, however it is a good start if you are looking for inspiration for your Queenslander house renovation. Happy browsing!