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.

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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.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Toasty Warm

I'm going to blend two topics within this blog post today.

For the extremely simple rational of actually moving forward.

WARMTH!

One of our crazy bonfires this summer.

That is what we're going to discuss in very brief and totally unromantic terms. (Post-blog-writing-edit: I seem to have gone on a bit of a tangent and MAYBE this post isn't as brief as originally stated. You have been warned.)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Leather Year

Happy Anniversary to the only guy who can infuriate me and make me laugh within the course of a single sentence. He's also the only guy who could possibly handle all of my crazy and for that, I am grateful.


Yep! One more year added to the Jake and Alison marriage tally. 3 down, 22 to go! (Or something like that..)

Monday, 28 August 2017

Where do I even begin?!

So much has changed at the house recently that I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I need to write to catch you guys up. 

I will try my best and start with the electrical.

As I mentioned before, we were frantically trying to get a number of things completed so that electrical work could begin. This included finishing framing up walls and creating a comprehensive map of each room. 

electrical plan
My beauty of an electrical plan for the master bedroom ha ha!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Up to speed

Wow. It has been well over a month since my last post and for that I sincerely apologise.

In my last post, I explained that Jake and I were in "psycho mode" trying to get a million things done by a specific deadline.

That deadline was set because we had booked the electrician in to wire the whole house while we were on vacation (over two weeks of cruising around Scandinavia = pure heaven).

Flight to europe
Just boarded the plane.
Super excited.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Psycho Mode

"What is Psycho Mode?"

Well friend, let me tell you! Psycho Mode is a state in which one is frantically trying to get things ready by a very specific deadline and has neither the time nor the energy to post frequent updates. Especially since the work that is being done is really rather boring. 

It is also what I am using as my excuse for leaving everyone in the dark lately. 

Things are totally happening at the house... it's just that they're kind of happening in random order and with finite levels of completion. 

But for your viewing pleasure, I will take you on the journey that is the main floor bathroom (it will be a quick journey, don't bother even packing a carry-on)

Before:

Bathroom Before
Obviously the wall had drywall on it. And a door...