Rosie Project 

Our budget-friendly clean out and facelift of a run down cottage in central Nowra to help get it styled and ready for market in just a few weeks

The Rosie Project

About a much needed facelift to a mid-century cottage in central Nowra with a small budget in just weeks at the end of 2020.

We have been helping get ready for market a rundown, mid century cottage on a huge block in central Nowra once owned by Wendy’s best childhood friend, the effervescent Rosie.

Tragically, Rosie recently passed away in Darwin mid COVID-19. Her home had been unloved as a rental for several years and was left in a terrible state by her most recent tenant.

We want to help Rosie’s family to clear out the mountains of rubbish, go through her belongings stored for 7 years in her garage and refresh her home to maximise return on her lifetime investment.

Hear how we help Rose’s family to edit her treasured belongings and allow her gem of a cottage shine once more in just 5 short weeks.


Click on videos to the right to see the our progress on Rosie’s place each week, including our REVEAL & WALK THROUGH of Rosie’s home refreshed, styled and ready for a new family or investor.

See below for a gallery of BEFORE and AFTER SHOTS of Rosie’s place and, below that, our BACKSTORY clip.

The Rosie Project came in on time and under budget so we’ll also break down the TIMEFRAMES & COSTS to show you what’s possible to achieve with a small budget and a tight timeframe to sell for top dollar.


Thank you

We are grateful to the family, friends and tradies who helped us get Rosie’s place looking lovely again and ready for sale.

Special thanks to Henry from Robjohns Joinery, Sean O’Donovan, Ruby Harris, Oliver Robjohns, Lillian, Allison Tait, Pete the Painter, Hire A Hubby Nowra and Nigel from B & N Flooring.

LOVE YOUR HOME REVEAL & WALK THROUGH – After finishing The Rosie Project on time and under budget, Kate takes a tour around the home and large block to highlight key features, styling choices and just what a lovely home this is.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE REVEAL – Rosie’s place is on the market with Ray White South Coast in Nowra. See the short Ray White clip above and at:

WEEKS FOUR & FIVE – In Week 4 we take down the old carport, clean out the garage, do a final tip run and finish painting inside ahead of floor sanding.

In Week 5 the floors are finished and a working bee gets the garden and house spruced up, styled and ready for sale.

WEEKS TWO & THREE – Further progress in Week 2 painting, ripping out carpets and lino and clearing bulk of the garage. In Week 3 we do a mood board to guide how we select a ‘mid-century meets modern’ colour palette and style for Rosie’s home.

WEEK ONE – A tour around Rosie’s place – inside and out – to show the potential of this lovely retro cottage on a huge block in central Nowra.

THE BACKSTORY – Hear why this project is a special one for us and how Wendy and Kate will help to edit Rosie’s belongings and bring out the best in Rosie’s home.

The After Photos

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The Before Photos

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Hear The Rosie Project backstory

Scroll down to hear Wendy and Kate talk about how they are helping to bring out the best in Rosie’s home.

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Kate: 0439 469 777

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