Wednesday, 28 March 2018

In which the completely inexperienced build a piece of furniture

It's official. You have been caught up enough that my blog can focus on specific projects in specific rooms without jumping all over the place.

Do you know what that means?

That means that we're working on the pretty elements!

The things you can see!

The things that aren't just structural or, you know... necessary.

The things that we WANT instead of merely need.

These are the things I started a blog for. And these are also the things I haven't been able to really talk about pretty much since I started said blog.

So buckle up and prepare to be wowed by our DIY prowess (or, enjoy laughing at our expert level struggle through the process).

First up, the bathroom!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

"One season down, how is that list coming?"

Happy third day of spring!


I should probably open this by saying that I am fully on winter's side when it comes to which season outranks them all.

But the truth is, I love living in an area that gets a healthy dose of all 4 seasons (if I could get rid of the humidity and mosquitoes, I would enjoy summer a heck of a lot more than I do... thanks to those two things, summer usually makes me fat and depressed).

Monday, 12 March 2018

Into the home-stretch

What makes a house livable?

Heat - Check!
Electrical - Check!
Kitchen (a place to store and cook food) - Check!
Bathroom (A working toilet and tub) - Check!
Bedroom (a place to sleep) - 

Our final stop in the "How in the heck did you guys manage to move in before Christmas" journey is getting a bedroom ready!

This was definitely an exciting part of renovations for me because it involved FINALLY laying down some of the hardwood that we bought way back in June of 2016. (Keeners...)

For this post, you'll get a bit of a two-for-one deal because we worked on the two smaller bedrooms simultaneously.

When you last saw the two smaller bedrooms (the guest room and my closet) they had been primed, and electrical installed:

My closet

Friday, 9 March 2018

Defining "functional" loosely

What makes a house livable?

Heat - Check!
Electrical - Check!
Kitchen (a place to store and cook food) - Check!
Bathroom (a working toilet and tub) -
Bedroom (a place to sleep) -

That's right, it's time to let you in on what we did to make our bathroom "functional". 

I am using the definition of that term incredibly loosely because what I have gotten used to as being "functional" is by no means the same thing that most people in the Western world would use.

For example, functional to me does not necessarily include a bathroom sink. Or a vanity. Or a mirror. Or... you know... a door.

I actually just mentioned to someone the other day that it is incredible how quickly you can adjust and get used to situations that would otherwise seem rather primitive. 

Aka... we still don't have a sink or a door...... Well we HAVE them... they just aren't installed. 

I have said it before and I will say it again; we are living the dream over here!