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DIY kitchen tile

Adios, vinyl. Hello, sexy kitchen tile. This kitchen tiling project was a labour of love that Jamie and I carried out, a couple years ago. Luckily for you and me, we get to flash-forward through the whole process from start to finish.  Continue reading »

It takes as long as it takes: our baseboards.

Jamie, my partner, is a self-reliant country boy. Hiring contractors was never the done thing out in the bush; you either did repairs yourself, or you called in a few favours. To be fair, Jamie’s dad is a trained machinist with a workshop full of heavy-duty machinery, so he’s a bit handier than most, but I still feel proud that they can fix and build and cut and weld anything.  Continue reading »

Slate grey

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, or money. So you wait and you plan.

I had high hopes of re-finishing the kitchen floorboards soon. I even photoshopped it in when I brought in that cabinet. Yeah, that was cute when I thought it’d only take a weekend and like, $300 tops to get a classy ebony floor.  Continue reading »