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The scores are in. And the re-do winner is…Norm and Jess!

The scores are in. And the re-do winner is…Norm and Jess!
And let’s face it, if anyone deserved a win, it was Norm, who put his heart and soul into moving that “tonsil” fireplace. Read on to find out what each couple did to impress “School Maam” Shaynna…

Congratulations to Norm and Jess...mammoth effort in moving that fireplace! Congratulations to Norm and Jess...mammoth effort in moving that fireplace!

NORM AND JESS
Report Card: A

Norm and Jess Living Room BEFORE

The Queenslanders up in the penthouse had the toughest job of all this week - moving that enormous fireplace and swapping out their “mean-sized table” for something more space appropriate. In the end, they did both these things, and also added a new contemporary couch and a statement light above the table to the space.
Shaynna was impressed, saying, “Now that’s what I want to see!”
“This is magnificent,” she added, before turning her attentions to the upsized table, complete with ten plush chairs. “Before it felt tiny - now it feels like a penthouse. This is brilliant.”
Well done guys - that was a mammoth effort!

Norm and Jess Living Room after re-do challenge AFTER
Norm and Jess redo living Norm and Jess moved that enormous fire place and swapped out their “mean-sized table” for something more space appropriate. In the end, they did both these things, and also added a new contemporary couch and a statement light above the table to the space.

BIANCA AND CARLA
Report Card: A

Bianca and Carla Master Bedroom BEFORE

In the end, the girls ended up scrapping their bungled feature wall, swapping it out for a plain plastered wall in an attempt to ‘feminise’ the space. They added a nude artwork, a king size bed and new linen to “make it seem more feminine”, and moved their sconces to either side of the bed.
Shaynna loved this, and also loved that they’d upsized with a more appropriate sized bed.
“The thing is, the room doesn’t feel smaller because of it,” she said. “I think they have done a really good job on fixing the problems - it’s a big improvement.”
We think so too - well done, girls!

Bianca and Carla Master Bedroom after the re-do challenge AFTER
Bianca and Carla master redo room Bianca and Carla plastered the wall in an attempt to ‘feminise’ the space. They added a nude artwork, a king size bed and new linen to “make it seem more feminine", and moved their sconces to either side of the bed.

KERRIE AND SPENCE
Report Card: C+

Kerrie and Spence Living Dining Room BEFORE

Kerrie and Spence had the easiest job re-styling their re-do room this week. All they did in their living/dining was swap in a brightly-coloured artwork, add some bull and horse statues and pop some plants in - and voila! Their space had gone from ‘nineties boardroom’, to quirky St Kilda apartment - stuffed birdcage light and all!
Shaynna particularly loved their choice of artwork, saying it “goes with the artwork in the hallway.” She also felt it all felt more homely, and a lot more welcoming - she even appreciated their birdcage light!
Well done Kerrie and Spence - we love it too!

Kerrie and Spence Living Dining redo room AFTER
Kerrie and Spence Living Redo Room Kerrie and Spence swapped in a brightly-coloured artwork, add some bull and horse statues and pop some plants in - and voila! Their space had gone from ‘nineties boardroom’, to quirky St Kilda apartment - stuffed birdcage light and all!

SARA AND HAYDEN
Report Card: C+

Hayden and Sara Redo Guest Bedroom BEFORE

Sara and Hayden didn’t think they had much to do to their re-do room. But in the end they ended up totally overhauling the side tables, lamps and bedhead. They also re-hung more interesting artwork and re-styled a temporary sitting area with pink plush chair and a standard lamp. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to do what they had initially planned - a study area, with in-built cabinetry, but Shaynna still liked what they had done, although she did think they overstyled slightly.
“Just because you throw a lot at it, doesn’t make it right,” she said.
We think you did a great job guys - well done!

Hayden and Sara Redo Guest Bedroom AFTER
Hayden and Sara Redo Guest Bedroom Sara and Hayden ended up totally overhauling the side tables, lamps and bedhead. They also re-hung more interesting artwork and re-styled a temporary sitting area with pink plush chair and a standard lamp.

COURTNEY AND HANS
Report Card: F

Courtney and Hans Master Bedroom BEFORE

The indecisive couple from WA ended up deciding to put a plush green lounge, bone inlay table and two abstract artworks in their re-do main bedroom. And while Shaynna still thought their entrance hallways lacked impact, she did love the couch and “gorgeous” table. But overall she thought the couple had missed their chance to recreate the space.
Better luck next time, guys. We still think it’s gorgeous.

Courtney and Hans Master Bedroom redo AFTER
Courtney and Hans Master Bedroom redo Courtney and Hans put a plush green lounge, bone inlay table and two abstract artworks in their re-do main bedroom.

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