We recently completed remodeled our small cottage bathroom - on an major budget. We ended up spending $1,000, to rip out and replace everything in the space. But, that's in a different post. Today, I want to show you how we created the focal point in the small space - the ceiling.
Last week I shared how I changed the hunter green counter top into a concrete counter top.This week I am going to show you how I painted my bathtub, surround and faucet and shower head. Confession time...when I get started on these jobs, I tend to forget to take before pictures of some things. Number one, I am not a photographer, number two, I get excited and just jump in and start the project, number three, I am a menopausal mess that can't remember ... wait, what, where was I going with this... oops - ok, the bathtub... no actually the faucet... I forgot to take a before picture of the faucet. Just picture in your head, a bright shiny gold faucet and shower head, like the shower doors you are going to see.
Deciding on a coffee table style is hard, y’all. Like, I have seriously been back-and-forth about what type of coffee table I want in this space probably since we moved in about three years ago. For a while I wanted a tufted ottoman but then decided that wasn’t super practical with two kids who like to rub food and crayons on everything. Then I wanted something more modular that could double as seating when people came over but again changed my mind. Ultimately I decided that a DIY farmhouse style coffee table would be the best fit for my space. This coffee table is both beautiful and functional and I will walk you through how to make your own!
Entertaining season is here friends! Time to gather around the dinner table with family and friends and early autumn is the ideal time to plan a relaxed gathering under the stars. And for all my ladies that prefer a softer and neutral autumn color palette, I got you covered. This romantic and inviting fall table is simple yet bursting with lots of charm. Today, I am excited to share that this Soft tone Fall Farmhouse table has been featured on the Romantic Homes website. I invite you to visit their beautiful website to read the full article and to enjoy all the pretty content that they share.Try these simple decorating tips to create your own inviting and romantic fall farmhouse table.
We painted our countertops..again. If you're wondering why in the heck I put put paint on our countertops, get ready to be shocked!We partnered with Giani to create these awesome counters. We had used their product once before but I was ready for a change and was over the brown look, so we chose to use their Sicilian Sand kit to redo our counters. Let's take a look at the before!Don't forget to check out my FULL POST with a full step-by-step tutorial and videos too so you can recreate this project!!
My master bathroom needed to remodeled. The entire bathroom was gutted down to the studs and remodeled with new tile and etc. But, what I am going to show you today is the counter tops that I made. Everyone thinks they are granite. Why spend $4000 on counter-tops when I made this counter-top for $120.00!!
After over a year of staring at my ugly 80s laminate bathroom countertop (the one in our guest half bath on the first floor), and after reading so many success stories, I finally painted my bathroom countertop! I also did a bunch of other stuff in the bathroom to get my final look (I will post these as separate tutorials). Here, I am just focusing on my process of painting the countertop. Here is a picture of the final outcome:
So we bought a fixer upper...understatement. Closed on Thursday and spent Friday - Sunday blowing in 76 packages of greenfiber cellulose insulation 13 inches deep in the attic (no insulation, the owner had $600 electric bills in the summer). Monday the AC team arrived to replace the heatpump and all ductwork (awful, original from 1979 and full of pet hair from years of pets, 2 dogs, 4 cats occupied the house when we bought). In the process, AC guy says "your toilet is about to fall through the floor, only tile holding it up". I'm thinking he's talking about the master bath, which has a hole in the floor already.....no not so much. It was the bathroom we planned to use while remodeling. So, move i delayed while the first of many remodeling projects started after work and weekends! We had never remodeled a home, we could fix little things, change out light fixtures, I could lay tile and had in our last house in a small bath. We learned most of what we needed via YouTube.
I turned my counter tops into a granite look and painted my bathroom. I still have to replace the light fixture and the faucet and the floor. But over all I’m very happy with the turn out. I have about 9$ in Sherwin-Williams paint samples and a can of polyurethane. I also replaced my cabinet door hardware. I had thought about painting the hardware to save money but the new ones fit into my budget. The paint for my bathroom was some I purchased awh back so very little Money spent on this project but a whole lot of time. This took me about 3 days to repair holes, caulk and paint. It was pouring rain so took a little longer for my polyurethane to dry. Over all I’m happy.
Like most homes, I have this plain builder's grade vanity mirror. I really really dislike it but taking it out and replacing it with two different mirrors seem like too much work...mostly the taking it out part. I could have frame it with moldings like most people do but that's no fun for me. So here is the before.
"You make a better door than a window." It's something that may have been heard around here once or twice. Trash talk. When you've got siblings, it's kind of a given I suppose. Truth is, we do a lot of trash talking here.
I love window coverings! I've spent countless hours looking for the perfect drapes/shades in almost every room in my house. When we did the bathroom remodel, I knew I needed to do something a little different because of my arched windows. What I came up with was an easy, no sew tie up shade. (You can view the entire tutorial at http://www.therozyhome.com/2013/03/16/no-sew-tie-up-shades/)
** I decided to address the most common question I've been asked over and over again. I covered the arch because I have a peeping neighbor. He's made lots of comments about work I've done in the bathroom but has never been to my house. Because our house sits on a hill, the arch part is street level and from his house you can see right in. Even though the window has frosting, the large wall of windows from the master makes the bathroom so bright that you can see into the bathroom as if there were barely any frosting. And at night... well same problem but you can actually see quite a bit more. These drapes hang exactly where I need them to be to cut out his view. At some point I may try to arch the drapes, but for now they serve my purpose. :-)
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