Never judge a book by its cover!
This little dilapidated cottage is the perfect example of such wise words. Located within the inner city suburb of Albion, it looked like it was beyond saving.
But a newly married couple looking to get out of their Bumilba unit and into a family home looked past its weathered exterior. They gave this charming cottage a second chance through some minor building works and a professional paint job. They considered painting the property themselves, but given that they both work they saw that it would take them months to complete. They decided to get it professionally painted and viewed the painting cost as an investment in restoring the property. A cost they say they will recoup if they ever decide to sell it.
Today this Albion cottage is not only an example of how transformational a paint job can be, but also how those that can see beyond ugly and weathered exteriors will be rewarded for their foresight.