• Interiors

    10 kitchen details I’m totally in love with

    Wednesday’s are a day for me where I get to have a bit of “me time” in the afternoon. My little one is at daycare, I’ve completed my work and all my chores are (ideally) done. It’s the one time of the week I carve out for me and most often, I find myself on here blogging or lusting my time away on Pinterest. With that in mind I thought I’d start sharing what I’ve been crushing on of late… First up – Kitchens! 1. Midnight blue kitchen islands 2. Encaustic floor tiles 3. Free standing ovens 4. Brass hardware 5. Apron sinks 7. Geometric tiles 8. Symmetry 9. A walk…

  • Interiors

    Style Stakes – Shaker Kitchens

    It's no secret that I absolutely LOVE shaker style kitchens! When I was a young teenager we renovated our family home with a huge add on and second level and with this renovation came a new kitchen which is where my love for the shaker all begun...

  • Family Life

    Our Completed Kitchen

    Over the Christmas break, we finally found the time & drive to finish off our kitchen. It’s been a long time coming but I didn’t want to reveal the finished product until it was well…. finished! We’re not quite there but what’s left is just a final coat of paint and probably some new (white) barstools. My Husband did about 99% of the work on this kitchen – from ripping out the old appliances and cupboards; putting together our new cupboards (okay I helped a bit with that); building custom bulkheads and cabinetry details; installing everything; titling; painting; flooring and the list goes on. Basically the only things we didn’t do ourselves were the…

  • Family Life

    Kitchen – during

    Well folks, we’re just about half-way there and so we thought we’d share some pictures of our space in it’s not so glamorous glory. As I write this, The Block is on the television, and all I can think is how thankful I am that we’re only doing a kitchen (for now). It’s a good starting point! Speaking of which, here’s a bit about the process we started with, from ripping up the floors to getting ready for our bench tops to be installed… Step 1: Rip-up Lino tile flooring ✔︎ Step 2: Remove cupboards ✔︎ Step 3: Remove bulkhead ✔︎  Step 4: Build new bulkhead Step 5: Install new base cabinets ✔︎…

  • Family Life

    Kitchen – Before

    Over the new few weeks, Andrew and I will (finally) be remodeling our kitchen! It’s something we’ve dreamed of doing for over 3 years, and I almost can’t believe it’s really happening! So later today, once the man finishes work, we’re off to place the order for it all (eek)! Stay tuned for upcoming posts of us tearing out the old, building and installing the new. Can’t wait to show you the finished project!