better homes than yours · DIY · Renovation

Occupation: Homemaker

It seems like a total cop-out to have my first post back after a year of silence be a collection of random photos… so I’ve cobbled together an intro for you.

Our home has been completely renovated, bottom to (new) top. In place of our old three-bedroom bungalow we now have a two-storey house with attic, with a bedroom for each child. Of course, I have to share my bedroom with Mr. December. I always have to share. It’d be annoying if he wasn’t my best friend.

But back to our renovation. You know I like building things, right? And you know about my love of power tools? Yeah. Well, here are some pics of what I’ve been doing during my blogging hiatus:

My master bathroom vanity:


My “Let’s do something difficult” herringbone shelves under the stairs:


The back porch railing:



There are others. There’s the kitchen /dining room hutch; the in-wall cabinets in various stud cavities; Little things like lights that I upcycled or repainted; A powder room vanity that I hacked from three IKEA vanities; laundry room cabinets… and there’s still quite the list in my “to build” spreadsheet.

So that’s what I did on my summer vacation… and all spring and winter before that. And it’s what I’ll be doing for the foreseeable future. And for the sake of both my readers, I’ll post about the renovation, with lots of pics.

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