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Searching for Australia's best D.I.Y. projects

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

ChelseaJamesKitchen.jpg

 

It's D.I.Y. July and we are searching for Australia's best D.I.Y. projects of 2022. Winners will get the opportunity to get their work featured in the September issue of the Bunnings Magazine.

 

We'll thrilled to see so many high quality entries already. Please keep them coming in, and add your comments and likes to the entries on our competition gallery

 

To enter, just share your project here on Bunnings Workshop and make sure you select the D.I.Y. July entry label when you submit your post. If you need a hand with entering, please don't hesitate to ask

 

There are five categories in the competition:

 

  • Best bathroom or laundry makeover

 

  • Best kitchen makeover

 

  • Best paint project

 

  • Best small project

 

  • Best upcycling makeover. 

 

Our judging panel includes Workshop's D.I.Y. expert Mitch Mclean, Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr and Bunnings Magazine editor Katrina O'Brien. 

 

Try to include as much information in your competition entries as possible, including before and after photos, tools and materials used, and the steps you took to complete the project.

 

The kitchen pictured above was a makeover by Chelsea and James from Western Australia, one of the 2021 competition winners which ended up featured on the cover of the Bunnings Magazine last year. 

 

Apologies to our Kiwi friends that the competition is open to Australians only this year but we will certainly be looking to expand in 2023. Of course, our wonderful New Zealand community members are always welcome to share their projects with us anytime. We love your work!

 

Finally, many thanks to the supporters of the competition this year: Bunnings Magazine, Dulux, Scotch, Command and Openpay. We appreciate your support of the Workshop community and encouraging people to have a go at their own home improvement projects. 

 

We look forward to seeing your projects soon. Don't forget that as per the competition terms and conditions, entries close at 11:50pm AEST on Saturday, 30 July 2022. Good luck!

 

20 Replies
MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

I'm super excited to see all the project entries from our amazingly talented members! 

 

Good luck, everyone!

 

Mitchell

 

TheRenoDad
Junior Contributor

Hi @Jason 

 

Thank you for the entry and the opportunity to be part of this competition.

 

I'm a huge Bunnings fan and it would be an absolute dream to be in the magazine.

 

I only just joined this community a couple of days ago and already loving it!

 

Cheers,

Luke | @TheRenoDad 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Awesome to have you join us and sharing your knowledge, experience and creativity with the Bunnings Workshop community @TheRenoDad. We are looking forward to seeing what you share next. 

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Jason

 

AnitaP
Junior Contributor

Is there a way to edit labels on an old post. I can't see an edit button 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @AnitaP,

 

Many thanks for your interest in entering the competition. We only allow editing of posts for the first 24 hours after they were submitted to preserve the integrity of discussions. Please let us know what project you would like entered into the competition and we can add it for you. 

 

Thanks again, we're looking forward to seeing what you submit. 

 

Jason

 

sallie24
Budding Contributor

Hi Jason ☺️

just made my first post and I couldn’t see a tag for the diy July but used best diy 2022 instead is that the right one? I couldn’t see my entry online and thought maybe I have made a mistake somewhere very new to navigating this page. Thankyou! 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @sallie24,

 

Many thanks for submitting your entry. Your post is now up on our competition gallery and the Bathroom and Laundry discussion board. Great to see you make your first Bunnings Workshop post after being a member for a couple of years. We hope to see more in the future. 

 

Please don't hesitate to ever reach out if you need a hand getting the most from the Workshop site. We're here to help.

 

Jason

 

AnitaP
Junior Contributor

Thanks @Jason . I was thinking of this one kids barn 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @AnitaP,

 

I've entered your Kids barn project into the competition. Good luck!

 

Mitchell

 

TREVELYAN
New Contributor

Hi there Mitchell,

when is the last day for entries to be summitted (July 31st)?  

Thank you

 

 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @TREVELYAN. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about Australia's best D.I.Y. project competition.

 

Entries close at 11.50pm AEST, Saturday, July 30, 2022.

 

We'll be looking forward to your entry!

Mitchell
 

aimee_ball_99
New Contributor

:smile:

Renowayoflife
Budding Contributor

Hi Everyone!

 

I have just found my people hahaha

 

I'm a huge fan of Bunnings and an even bigger DIY'er.

 

I would love the opportunity to be part of your DIY July campaign or any other DIY campaigns you have. 

 

I have just shared a DIY project we worked on recently for my parents, I hope I have added it correctly. We are also renovating our own house and trying to DIY as much as we can, I think we have another year of projects... maybe more 🤦🏼‍♀️ but we love what we do and we are so excited and glad to be connected!!!

 

Claire & Derek

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Great to have you join us Claire and Derek (@Renowayoflife). Your project looks terrific and I see it's already attracting admirers. 

 

Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the Workshop site. You'll find we have loads of like-minded members sharing helpful advice and inspiring ideas on the site every day.

 

Jason

 

ehill
Junior Contributor

Hi Jason! I just posted my first DIY July project (a house number planter box) and I can't see it on the entrants page. I can see it on the discussion board but unfortunately not with the other entrants? Did I use the wrong tag? Whoops! 

 

I have another diy project for my mum to finish off so I'll leave this in your clearly capable hands and get back to it!!! 

 

This is my first DIY JULY and I must say - I'm realllllly loving it!!!! Who would've thought I could make such incredible things with my own hands (and the right tools too, of course!!!!) 

 

Cheers! 

Erin 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Erin (@ehill

 

Apologies for the slow reply. Your terrific project has certainly been successfully entered in the competition and is featured on our gallery.

 

We are looking forward to seeing what you tackle next. We're passionate about encouraging everyone to get on the tools and have a go. Please let us know if you ever need a hand. We're here to help.

 

Jason

  

ehill
Junior Contributor

Thanks @Jason 

I just did a mortise and tenon class - still learning but loving it!!! 

I've a few more projects to tackle before the end of July!!! I'm super excited to share them!!!

Back to the tools! 👩‍🔧

ehill
Junior Contributor

Hi @Jason! I've just posted my recent project - My Mamas herb garden 😀 

But I posted it twice by accident - 1 with the DIY JULY tag and 1 without... 😣

so just 2 quick questions ...

1. Could you please check that this one is in the DIY JULY competition for me please Mama's French-inspired Herb Garden Plant... | Bunnings Workshop community

and

2. How do I delete a post? Because now I have two... but this one doesnt have the diy july entry tag checked so maybe delete that one? Mama's French-inspired Herb Garden Plant... | Bunnings Workshop community

 

I'm so so sorry!! I was so excited to post I got ahead of myself! 

 

Thank you for your help (again!) 

 

Erin 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @ehill,

 

We've already gone ahead and fixed that up for you. I can see why you were excited to post, it's an excellent project once again!

 

Mitchell

 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all, many thanks for all the wonderful entries to this year's competition. The judges are certainly going to have a tough time selecting the winners. We look forward to sharing the results. Don't miss the September issue of the Bunnings Magazine. 

 

Jason

 

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