Monday, 11 December 2017

It's go time!

Just over 1 month ago Jake and I gave ourselves a deadline to have our drywall completed.

We do this from time to time.

The problem is that life usually knocks on the door and offers something way more enticing than renovations so we tactfully ignore the deadline like an acquaintance that just won't take the hint.

Things like... literally anything to do with Christmas!

"We don't want to be rude, but really... we just don't want to hang out okay?!"

Monday, 27 November 2017

We're all winners!

Ever since we bought the house (about a million years ago), Jake and I have been arguing over one particular topic.

The Garden

July 2016

We're both on the same page for what we want, we're just on very different pages on how to get it. 

From day one, Jake has been team "Rip it Out" while I am firmly on team "Save Money and Use What We Have".

Well folks, I am here to tell you that The Great Garden Debate has come to its happy conclusion and with ZERO losers!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The ramblings of a mad woman

Here's the thing.

I'm too excited to write about the stuff that's already happened.

Our first pile of drywall. Brought into the house in August.
That is how far behind I am...

Friday, 3 November 2017

FINALLY! - 2nd floor tour!

Soooo clearly I'm something of a procrastinator.
The downstairs tours were posted way back in May... MAY!

But to make up for it, I'm not going to split the second floor tours up into multiple posts.. I'm just going to go ahead and dump them all here for your viewing pleasure!

Welcome to our second floor!

Monday, 30 October 2017

For the first time in forever...

First, I'm sorry for everyone who just started singing Frozen songs. But it had to be done. 

Because it's official. For the first time in forever, our house is warm!

Insulation is 100% complete.

Main floor bathroom before: 
Main floor bathroom before insulation
Main floor bath after:
Spray foam insulation in main floor bath.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mixing up the monochromatic - A quick and easy bathroom door improvement!

This is a bit of a deviation from what I've been writing about recently, mainly because it's a decorative improvement in a house that has all its walls...

I cannot wait for the day when I get to do projects like this (well not exactly like this... too modern!) around our own home. But until that day, my mom has commissioned me to do some around her house!

A few months ago (aka in January) my mom had the idea of lining the barn-style door into her laundry room with wallpaper. She looked online and found a good candidate and bought a roll.

It arrived in the mail in February while she was on vacation and I was way too snoopy and excited to just wait for her to get home. So I opened it up and discovered that the roll of wallpaper was not wide enough...

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Impatience is a virtue... right?

REALLY quick note: I got some pie baking in this season after all!

Yay for pumpkin pie!
Now, back to the previously scheduled program.


I can't wait to share this with you.

I probably SHOULD wait.

Because now you're going to get a post that won't have a completed, happy ending.