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 »
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 »
It took longer than expected, but here we are. No more carpet and refinished floors.
We knew that denim blue carpet was going as soon as we saw it, but I still felt a little bit guilty about taking it out. Continue reading »