Woman finds 'genius' note hidden in her wall during Bunnings renovation

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

A mum has shared a heartwarming note she found on the wall of her home while she was in the middle of renovating it. 

Taking to a Bunnings Facebook group, the woman uploaded a screenshot of the note, which was written 22 years ago by the previous owner, called Jon. 

One mum had to share this note online after she found it while renovating her home. Photo: Facebook

“If you ever need to wallpaper this room again, it will take 8 rolls of wallpaper,” the note started. 

“I bought just six rolls at $17 per roll on [December 5 1997] and didn’t have enough. It really pissed me off.”

It was signed off by Jon on the 21st of December 1997. 

The woman, who had just ripped off the wallpaper in the midst of transforming the space, captioned the snap: “Only a DIY mum would be this helpful”.

People flocked to the comment section calling the former owner an ‘angel’ and a ‘genius’ for leaving such a generous note for the next person who would be papering the walls. 

The mum was in the middle of renovating the house when she came across the note on the wall. Photo: Getty Images

“There needs to be more people like Jon in the world,” one person wrote. 

“What a considerate owner,” another said, while another person commented: “The best! Like finding treasure. Would’ve made my day to find that message.”

Others thought it was funny that Jon was obviously so frustrated when they were renovating the home that they didn’t want someone else to make the same mistake. 

“I have left little notes like these and some stories about our family life at the time all over and under carpet, tiles on noggins everywhere during our 40+ years of renovations and re renos- I have to smile when we find one - I hope that one day someone else gets to see them,” another person said. 

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