DIY with Kimberley

Hi. I'm KimberleyHi, I’m Kimberley;  a Toowoomba Local. I’m a busy partner and mother of  3 year old Noah and 2 year old Olivia and also currently studying Engineering at USQ. My passion for DIY projects started when I completed a Trade Start program through Construction Skills QLD.  I went on to teach myself how to build furniture and bits and pieces around the home! 

I just love making things for the house & garden, for family & friends. I get a real kick out of coming up with ideas and designs and seeing them come to life.  The projects give me a sense of achievement and pride and, at the same time I’m creating something functional or beautiful for our home.  An added bonus is that I can custom make it to suit the space AND I usually save heaps of money too.

Some of the things I’ve made include; book shelves (even a barn shaped one!), toddler beds, queen size beds, hall tables, sliding pantry, wardrobes, bedside tables, doll beds, bar tables, coffee tables and more! Here are a few images


Believe me, if I can make these things, so can you.  I will show you how in easy to follow step by step tutorials.   Please LIKE the Simon Home Facebook Page to receive notifications of new project tutorials, where you can also ask questions, provide feedback and even upload your own project to share with us.

NEW Feature Project: Garden Bridge

In October my Dad asked if I would have time to make a replacement bridge for my Mums birthday. This year has been crazy and I finally got on to it in time for Christmas.




Feature Project: Herringbone Coffee Table

How-to-make-a-Herringbone-Coffee-TableThere are a few things I learnt from this project. Firstly, I am definitely getting a nail gun for Christmas and I have a serious shortage of clamps. I recently had access to a bundle of recycled timber from an old deck. It had been painted twice in its lifetime from dark red to a grey-blue, and it was beautiful. The next morning I decided to get to work and create a cofee table in a herringbone pattern to show off the rustic recycled timber.

Read more.See the Step-By-Step Guide, including Material Shopping List

And don’t forget, the guys at Toowoomba Simon Home Timber & Hardware are also happy to help with tips and advice. Just drop in and tell them Kimberley sent you. They’ll look after you and will even give you a $10 Voucher towards the purchase of materials.

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