Light has been shed onto our little house in the woods! Not only have all the light fittings arrived, but the electricians also showed up and installed them! And I have also learned to edit photos better, so all in all, everything is lighter and brighter and we are on track to get this sucker … Continue reading Week 21 and 22 – Let there be light!
So much has happened! Floors are going down in the kitchen, all walls are painted, the pellet stove is fixed. We had to shrink the island a bit cos we couldn't get a piece of quartz big enough and we are just awaiting installation but the bathroom vanity doors are in and looking fab. A bunch … Continue reading Week 19 and 20 – A Spring In Our Step
After an epic day of putting together Ikea cabinets and installing them the next day, this kitchen has been transformed. Remember this? It now looks like this: There is so much storage that I feel like there may be a drawer here and there that will remain empty. Seriously. That's how much storage there is. … Continue reading Week 17 and 18 – In the home stretch
We had such a fantastic feeling at the end of this week, with the plumbing being signed off and the final sheets being laid on the kitchen ceiling and walls. Woo hoo! I made a rookie mistake of not checking if the wall in the walk in robe was square, so my Ikea bought Malm … Continue reading Week 16 – It’s all coming together
So, I have told you before how much I dislike online shopping, but have I told you how much I LOVE Ikea shopping? So much so, that we drove over two hours to get here! I know that in many design circles, Ikea is a four letter word, but for me - they are an … Continue reading Week 15 – Swedish Success
So I had these grand plans to go to Reno (our nearest city - an hour away) and visit appliance and tile stores, West Elm, Scandinavian Design and a bunch of cool shops. Spend the day, maybe sit down and have lunch and head home in the evening with a car full of goods. But … Continue reading Week 14 – Shopping Charade
Happy New Year everyone! We had our first white Christmas here at Lake Tahoe. Although it didn't actually snow, we were able to drive half an hour to the snow and the kids skied for the first time ever on Christmas Day. So, we had a great Christmas break but not too much went on … Continue reading Week 12 and 13 – Out with the old and in with the new!