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 »

Refinishing hardwood floors!

Refinishing hardwood floors

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 »