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Honoured: Danica Weeks with sons Jack and Lincoln. Picture: Sharon Smith/The West Australian

Paul and Danica Weeks had just started turning their house in The Vines into a family home when Paul boarded the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March.

The painstaking search for the missing jet continues, but Mrs Weeks is enjoying a welcome distraction as WA House Rules contestants Carole and Russell Bramston turn the couple's vision into a reality.

Mr Weeks, a New Zealand-born mechanical engineer, was on his way to Mongolia to start a new job.

The ordeal has left Mrs Weeks in a cycle of distress, sifting through countless news stories for signs of an answer.

"I'm completely lost," she said.

"The hard part is not knowing what happened to him, because I can't reconcile with that. I have no idea so I don't know how to move forward.

"I'm used to being part of a team and part of a couple. I've lost half of that and that's half of my soul.

"You're just going through emotions but you're not getting anywhere. It's just like a mouse and wheel."

Before Mr Weeks left the country, he started working on the family's home.

"We bought the house because we love the area. It had been a rental for a few years but we had planned to do it up and make it a family home," Mrs Weeks said.

"Paul had started the renovations. The week before he left he did the painting. Obviously he got partly finished and he was going to have two weeks off in between each swing, so he was going to use that time to finish off the renovations.

"I can just see him there telling me what he was going to do when he picked out the paint for the feature walls."


SEE THE RENOVATION AT 6.30PM TONIGHT AND TOMORROW ON TODAY TONIGHT

This week on Channel Seven's Today Tonight, the renovations will be completed and revealed by Carole and Russell.

"I just can't wait to see what it looks like," Mrs Weeks said.

"We're living just down the end of the road, so I've had to really pull myself back from going in and having a sneak peek.

"I'm excited and overwhelmed by this whole thing.

"Paulie, wherever he is, would just be so honoured that people are doing this for us and taking care of his family."

The West Australian

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