My Kitchen Transformation [Part 3]

Read part 1 here and part 2 here

My flooring is done! It’s so beautiful it deserves its own post. Here’s what it looks like:

I’m OBSESSED with it. When I went to my house and saw it was almost done, I lost my mind. It’s sooooo pretty. 

It looks like hardwood or laminate, which would be an unwise choice for a kitchen. It’s actually super tough (and waterproof!) luxury vinyl planks. I had originally been looking at grey linoleum, but this stuff is so much prettier and way harder to damage. Linoleum is soft, so anything relatively hard or sharp will gouge holes in it. This flooring is tough as nails! 

The contractors put in pewter strips between my kitchen, hallway, and living room flooring. It looks so much nicer than the original wooden ones. They also put white trim around the bottom of the lower cabinets, which I didn’t get a picture of. 

As you can see, I’ve got some scrubbing to do in the hallway on the floor. That’s from when I painted the ceiling and (stupid me) didn’t put down a drop cloth. 

I also got them to put the flooring on my two steps and landing at my back porch. 

I can’t stop staring. It’s so beautiful. 

My kitchen progress is a little bit stuck now because I have to wait for my drawer pulls and faucet to come in. Hopefully they get here soon! 

That’s all I have for today. Let me know in the comments what you think of this flooring! 


My Kitchen Transformation [Part 2]

Finally, my kitchen is starting to look like a kitchen! At the end of my last post, it was just an empty room with paint on the walls. Read about it here!

A couple days after I wrote that, I headed over to check if there was any progress. I didn’t take pictures, but my living room was FULL of boxes. My cabinets! My countertop! There were tons of boxes, which is good because I’m looking forward to having lots of cupboards (well, as many as I can have in my small kitchen).

The next time I went back, I was surprised to see the lower cabinets partially installed. I hadn’t seen any of the guys at my house, so I had just assumed they hadn’t been working. But here’s what they had done:

So exciting! And I’m so happy with the wall colour I chose. Next to the white cabinets, it definitely looks grey (not at all white, like my mom said). I can’t wait for the flooring to be put in. This beige flooring looks so dirty next to the bright white cabinets. 

Tonight, I headed over again to see what they had done. Guys, it seriously looks amazing! 

I’m obsessed with the black countertop. I just love the contrast between the cupboards and the counter. And with the nice grey on the walls, it’s a monochrome lover’s dream! 

I’m in love! It’s just so beautiful. And the countertop is awesome quality. The best thing about it is that it won’t get scratched if I don’t grab a cutting board before chopping things. Plus, the colour!!! It’s called Luna Night. Isn’t that almost as pretty as the actual counter? 

Here’s a closeup of the countertop. The photo kind of makes it look brown and it’s a little lighter in the photo than in real life. It’s super dark though! But in the picture you can see the pretty detail. 

The last thing I have to point out is the lazy Susan in the corner! I’m excited about it because I hate corner cupboards. They’re like a dark abyss and everything gets so disorganized in there. This will make it so much easier to see what’s in the cupboard. 

I cannot wait to see the finished product! I’m just so excited to have a beautiful kitchen. 

What do you think so far? What’s your favourite thing about your own kitchen? Let me know in the comments!


My Kitchen Transformation [Part 1]

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Hey all! Work has been absolutely bananas since I went back on the 22nd, so I’ve had no energy to blog when I get home! Ah, the life of a school secretary. Things will start to slow down by the end of September, but the start of the school year is always so chaotic!

I’ve had a few people telling me they love seeing my bathroom update progress, so I thought I’d share the super exciting reno that is happening in my kitchen. I’m so freaking excited about this. The reason I’m doing my bathroom myself is so I can spend my money on a professional kitchen renovation!

Let’s take a look at what’s been done so far… Continue reading “My Kitchen Transformation [Part 1]”


My Bathroom Makeover [Part 1]: Painting the Ceiling… Black!

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My house was built in 1955 and was owned by just one family before me. I bought it from a 95-year-old woman when she decided to move in with her adult children. So, as you can imagine, the entire house is a little… well… dated.

She also loved green. Like, “every-surface-in-the-house-painted-green” loved green. Hospital mint green. It’s not a terrible colour, unless its on everything, then it’s horrid.

I love monochrome colour schemes in houses, so since I bought the house a little under a month ago I’ve been dreaming of greys, whites, blacks, and silvers covering the never ending mint.

So, let’s talk about my horrific bathroom. Continue reading “My Bathroom Makeover [Part 1]: Painting the Ceiling… Black!”


DIY Crochet Ukulele Strap

Anyone who knows me knows I ADORE my 3 ukuleles. I taught myself to play by using YouTube and by looking up chords online. It’s so easy to play and tons of fun too.
I’ve wanted a strap for my tenor uke for quite awhile. It has a pickup so I can play it in church when I’m playing in the band, but I always have to sit while I play which drives me nuts.

I tried finding a simple pattern for a ukulele strap online, but it seemed like they all wanted me to drill a hole in the end or just tie a flimsy ribbon around myself. So not what I wanted. It took me a couple tries to get right, but now I have a super cute (sparkly!) strap for my instrument.  Continue reading “DIY Crochet Ukulele Strap”


Super Easy Homemade Chocolate Milk

I love a cold glass of chocolate milk. But I can’t justify paying over $6 for a 4 litre jug of the stuff at the grocery store… yikes! This new homeowner can’t afford such luxuries.

So, I looked to the best place I could think of for a simple recipe: Pinterest.

Pinterest is, by far, the best source of recipes I’ve ever come across. Seriously. If you don’t have a food and drink board to pin on, you are missing out on some excellent tastebud experiences.   Keep reading…