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Lisa Sarcevic Interior Stylist introduces you to her favourite on-trend styles for your home.

Wyndarra Renovation & Extension

Welcome to ‘Wyndarra’ a working farm in country Victoria (Teesdale) originally a 1960’s yellow brick home. To now a fully renovated and extended modern farmhouse. I recently had the pleasure to go back and visit the family home to show you all the finished product and reflect on really how much has been achieved over […]

Buffet Upcycle- Paint meets Wallpaper

Tied of looking at your solid dark brown furniture like I am? Remember when we changed over all our Baltic Pine furniture (that we paid a bomb for back in the day) to all matching dark  furniture? Yes I’m talking matching dining table, buffet, console, entertainment unit, coffee table and side tables. And this was […]

‘Hillstead’ Family Retreat

Welcome to ‘Hillstead’ a property in Inverleigh built in 1956. Where this recent renovation took place. The transformation of the farmhouse work shed into a spectacular family retreat. A place where the family can now sit back, relax and enjoy the country views. About 18 months ago I had my first visit to view the […]

Fusion Mineral Paint Pouring Resin

HOW TO CREATE ACRYLIC POUR WITH FUSION MINERAL PAINT POURING RESIN! Feeling creative? Looking to create a unique beautiful piece of art to showcase in your home? Together with our NEW Pouring Resin, Cell Enhancer and Fusion Mineral Paint you can! Follow this simple tutorial and you can achieve a similar look! What is Pouring […]

Minimise Your Brush Strokes with Fusion Extender

HOW TO GET A SMOOTH PAINT FINISH WITHOUT BRUSHSTROKES- FUSION EXTENDER TUTORIAL Have you been struggling to get a super smooth paint finish? Struggle no more! We are thrilled to introduce the new Fusion product, Extender! It works by not allowing the paint to dry quickly, therefore giving you what’s known in the paint industry […]

Pantones Colour of the Year for 2020- Classic Blue

    As we kick start a new year here at High Eight  and a new era. I thought it appropriate that my first blog for the year was about Pantones Colour of the Year- Classic Blue (not quite navy). Although I feel like blues have been around for a few seasons now in our […]

Getting Your Property Ready to Sell in Spring

Are you planning on selling your property in Spring? Well now is the time to start preparing as Spring is just around the corner. Getting started now will give you a good foundation to be ready to go for a Spring listing. We all have busy lifestyles so the more you can do now the […]

Bedroom Makeover & Feature Wall- Wood Paneling

We recently completed this bedroom makeover. The main change was creating the feature wall with the wall paneling. This is a great alternative than using a bedhead and adds more character and texture to a plain plastered wall. The wall paneling is a product called easycraft and is available from Bunnings. There are different profiles […]

Selling Your House

YOUR GETTING  HOUSE READY TO SELL  EXTERIOR-REMEMBER FIRST IMPRESSIONS  *Manicure lawns and garden beds * Lay fresh mulch * Touch up any tired paint work *Waterblast any dirt or mould on areas such as driveways, verandas, patios & your roof ( this includes any bird poo on your roof) *Repair any broken flyscreens *Make sure all surface […]

Kerb Appeal-When Selling Your Home!!!

Watch this video for some handy hints on getting your house ready for sale from a street appearance perspective. Known as “Kerb Appeal or Street Appeal”. If you want to know more or need some help in getting your house ready for sale please do not hesitate in contacting us or email us. 1. “Kerb Appeal […]

How to Paint Kitchen Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint

THE BEST WAY TO PAINT KITCHEN CUPBOARDS Many people want to change the look of their kitchen cabinets and often are overwhelmed at the idea or cost of a total kitchen makeover. They want to have a go at painting them themselves with our Fusion Mineral Paint, but are afraid of making a mistake or […]

How To Apply A Second Coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

Stain and Finishing Oil- All in One

Stain & Finishing Oil All in One Wood Finish is Eco Friendly and easy to use.  This stain & top coat combo offers exceptional durability in high traffic areas like table tops, kitchen cabinets and even flooring.  The Stain & Finishing Oil All in One does just as it says… it adds colour and becomes […]

Decorating For Your Personality

Ok, well let’s face it we are all guilty of following fashion trends and wanting to show that we are up with the latest best ‘thing’. Let’s be honest, social media has a lot to answer for like Instagram, as to the renovator reality TV shows like The Block and House Rules. So we should really […]

On Trend – Introducing Traditional Classic into Your home

  You’ll discover that timeless classics can be introduced into your space with a little contemporary spin…personally I love this kind of look. We are noticing that our styling jobs in and around the Geelong area are appreciating and requesting this kind of addition to their home décor. Taking inspiration from the past isn’t anything […]

Texture- Ways Of Introducing it into Your Home

WAYS OF INTRODUCING TEXTURE INTO YOUR HOME This subtle and understated element can bring warmth, depth and interest to your home. Texture provides both sight and touch and can make you imagine what something feels like without touching it. For example a chunky, woven throw draped over a sofa or bed, you are able to […]

What is Fusion Mineral Paint?

WHAT IS FUSION MINERAL PAINT? FUSION mineral paint is unique on the marketplace and unlike any other paint out there. With the trend of DIY furniture and up cycling, it was formulated to withstand wear and tear of furniture and kitchen cabinets with minimum fuss. FUSION Mineral paint’s main advantages are: * a built in Top […]

Mood Boards

WHAT IS A MOOD BOARD? It’s an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text to evoke or project a particular style or concept. It is a way to collect information in order to prepare for a new project, whether it is a new home, a renovation or just a room revamp. Mood boards are also […]

The Revived Mimco Handbag

Recently a customer saw one of our posts about painting fabric with Fusion Mineral Paint. This got her curious as she had a Mimco handbag that was a combination of leather and canvas. The tan leather was still in perfect condition but the canvas fabric had really faded. Upon visiting our store one day to enquire about what […]

Styling with Plants in Your Home

  This season finds indoor plants still very on trend to introduce to your home décor and styling environment. With Pantones colour of the year being ‘Greenery’ how appropriate to add foliage as your greenery influence. There are many ways you can introduce foliage into different areas of your home. Here are some examples to […]