Beach House Makeover


Welcome to my first Gallerie B post for 2015. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that this year brings much love and happiness to you and your families.

We just returned from a 3 1/2 week stay at our beach house on the Mornington Peninsula.  I must admit it was one of our most relaxing holidays. Here are a few things I got up to:

Beach House Makeover

Our ‘surf’ beach is questionable at times!

The girls are now both involved in the local surf beach Nippers program and this is where you would find us every second morning.  Although the conditions were crazy at times (love Victorian summers!), they both had a ball.

Beach House Makeover

Ocean Eight Winery

We found a local babysitter so Mr Gallerie B and I were able to visit some of the local wineries and restaurants.


Green Olive at Red Hill

Coffees were drunk in some beautiful locations.


Flinders Golf Course (no filter!)

I saw one of the most spectacular sunsets.


Bushrangers Bay

We did a few local walks including one of my favourites, Bushrangers Bay.

I was still able to ‘dabble’ in some interior decorating with an external make-over on our little fibro beach house. We bought the house three years ago and had not really changed anything externally.  It was a terrible salmon/light brown colour with zero street appeal. Here are some before shots.

Beach House Makeover

The double doors were original and very daggy too.  The deck was also in need of some TLC. So as you can see, things could only be improved!


With my father-in-law’s handy work, the doors were replaced with a new French Colonial profile.  Then in came the painters to remove any traces of salmon-brown.  I used Dulux Raku for the main exterior, Dulux Malay Grey for the baseboards, Dulux Vivid White for the doors and windows and Dulux Salt Spray for the front door.


My husband hired a high-pressure hose and the deck came up a treat. The painter was not so keen on my front door colour choice but I love the aqua.  It is fun and beachy and also ties in with some of the interior accessories.



Beach House Makeover

Malay Grey was used on the rear deck balustrades too.

Beach House Makeover

This spot got a bit of a workout too!


Belinda XO

12 Responses to "Beach House Makeover"
  1. Love your gorgeous pad! You’ve done such a great job with your makeover too – such a testament to the power of a paint job!

  2. Amazing! Bel I love the new colors! Spot on!!! And I love those french doors. The outside looks so inviting that I am sure the inside stuns as well! Fabulous! (Any chance you will come this side to offer me some design advice?).

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