I'm Brooke, a social worker, wife & many other things but most of all I am a lover of all things DIY.

I never imagined that at the age of twenty years old I would start a business, after all thats not what I had planned with my life but God had a different idea. This business was a HUGE leap of faith as it was my only form of income for two and a half years but I loved every minute of it. Read more below to find out how Uncover The Gem came about. xx



Uncovering Uncover The Gem

At twenty years old and in my third year of a Social Work degree I came up with the idea to start Uncover The Gem. The idea came about one day after I found out I would no longer be receiving a youth allowance (a payment that students receive to help them while studying at university), sitting there wondering how I was going to get through my final year of university with no income and suddenly an idea popped into my head, why don’t I start a business and make my own money. My next step was deciding what that business would be, while laying in bed looking at my dresser which had been up-cycled I thought to myself I could do that, I could restore furniture. My first problem was I didn’t have a creative bone in me but decided to take a leap of faith and give it a shot. I came up with the name Uncover The Gem and started all platforms of social media within the same day. It all became surreal, Uncover The Gem was born. I am still on a journey with this business and continue to love every second of it.

I have since graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work with honours and continue to run a successful business on the side while working full-time. I find painting is a way of escaping and I feel a sense of freedom while painting. I have reached out to other businesses in Australia and now stock a beautiful range of door handles, Sandi Hands sanding gloves and various homewares. We have also recently started stocking Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and Fusion Mineral Paint.