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Pretty Powder Room

3 Apr

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With the first bathroom almost complete, we are starting to get the plans for the second bathroom on the move. Luckily, all this little space needs is a minor facelift. The flooring, countertop, sink, faucet, medicine cabinet and toilet have been replaced. The plan here is to paint the cabinets, clean up the cabinet handles and hinges, add a light fixture and paint the walls.

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This picture is the inspiration for the updated bathroom.

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So here are the selections…the green is for the cabinets and the light peach color is the wall paint. I am anxious to see how it all turns out. We were lucky to stumble upon this daisy fabric that has all the colors of the painting in it!

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Under two yards of fabric and we got two new curtains! I love how the sun shines through mid-day, reminds me of stained glass.

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I’ll post an update once it’s painted! So excited!

Curtain Call

2 Apr

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So here are the curtains I made this weekend for the bathroom! Since they are more of a solid color, I added an embroidery detail near the hem. When the sunlight comes through the window you can really see it!

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I am really happy with how they came out. I made two curtains for this bathroom and used less than two yards of fabric. This pair of curtains cost less than $10 and they match the bathroom tile perfectly.

Renovation Realities

1 Apr

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So progress has been made! Here is what the bathroom looks like now! You can see the plan here, and the material selection here. While the cabinets, sink and painting still need to be completed..the shower works! A working shower is kind of a deal breaker for me. A makeshift shower was in use prior to our arrival and well, I wasn’t to keen on trying that out. I’m a little spoiled, what can I say?

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I’m thrilled with the way its turned out so far and can’t wait until the bathroom is finished!

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The tile work is completed and the cabinets come in next week! On Friday, we went shopping for curtain fabric. I will be making curtains for both bathrooms while I’m here and I’m excited to get my sewing machine fired up.

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I just love the new shower fixtures! The large rain shower-head is awesome and so relaxing! There was seriously two water temperature settings prior to the renovation, scalding and cold. Now that we have this new thermostatic shower mixer, we can preset the temperature we want and then turn on the water. I recommend a thermostatic mixer, especially with kids because you will never have to worry that they turn the water on too hot. Another convenience, a built in shower niche for shampoo and soap.

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So this is the fabric for the curtains and the paint selected. Making progress…choosing is always the easy part. Back to work!

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Bathroom Update

26 Mar
The Plan

The Plan

So the renovation is well underway and should be done for our Spring Break visit next week! I can’t wait to see it and take some progress photos! Here are some sneak peaks of what we selected:

Brizo Wallmount Faucet in Bronze

Brizo Wallmount Faucet in Bronze

We are installing a vessel sink so we had two options for a faucet, a tall single handle faucet installed in the countertop or this wall mount style faucet. Of course the wall mounted style is the way to go… I love the look of this faucet paired with the tile we fell in love with.

Glass Tile

Isn’t this glass tile awesome? I love the combination of colors and it sets a calm and relaxing mood for the bathroom.

Tile below the glass border

Tile below the glass border

We liked the subtle green tone to this seagrass natural stone tile. This tile will be below the glass border.

Tile for above the border, in the shower

Tile for above the border, in the shower

This lighter tile will be above the glass border and in the shower only. The wall above the border in the shower is going to be painted, not sure of the color yet.

Moss Cabinet Color

While we haven’t settled on a wall color, the cabinet color has been for a while. This green painted cabinet will have a light brown glaze. I can’t wait to see the finished cabinets!

New Home: Chapter One

6 May

A year ago, my husband and I made the huge leap into homeownership. We bought a great house that needed some major tlc. I’m going to just start with my bathroom renovation as my first chapter…


The original bathroom was…YUCK! I mean we are talking mold, navy blue, sticky carpet tile ¬†and an oversized window with a plastic curtain (just to name a few).

I wanted something classic and timeless. What better than the tried and true white subway tile, octagon mosaic floor and chrome fixtures? I wanted to give it a little modern flair and chose Kohler Archer fixtures and bright wall paint. I will admit, I was inspired by Tiffany & Co… All great things come from little blue packages with white bows!

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