Monday, August 31, 2015

Revealing the Upstairs Bathroom Remodel

Hello friends!

 I have been meaning to share our upstairs bathroom remodel 
with you for a few months now.

 There are quite a few pics, so you might want to grab some coffee, 
or maybe something cold to drink as you browse along.

Let's start with the before pictures, shall we?

Can I just say how much I despised this bathroom?
This bathroom is upstairs
and primarily used by my kids...who are now teenagers.


I loathe those blue fixtures!

I can't get over my tendency to want to shield my eyes!

Cringe worthy!


The contractors came and gutted the place.
Oh what a mess!

Why such a mess you ask?

This bathroom was obviously added on years after the house
was built in 1933.
The walls were sheet rock...or so we all thought. 

When they got to tearing down the shower wall.....
it was plaster!  
(Just like in the rest of the house.)

Even though this bathroom is upstairs,
that plaster dust covered every single surface of my
house both upstairs & downstairs!
I really could have cried.

Thankfully, things starting looking up quickly.


What an improvement, huh?

I fell in love with this gray wood look tile.
I loved it so much I wanted it used on both the floors...

...and the shower walls.

So much better!

I just need to add a few little accents to 
the walls yet, but other than that, she's all done!

If you're digging this whole before & after thing,
you can see the reveal of my downstairs bathroom
from a few years back by clicking right here.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Table Rescue

Don't you think it's amazing how quickly this summer is flying by?
I can't believe it's the last week of July already!

Last year, after my new living room furniture was delivered, 
I found I needed a little side that would fit between the couch 
and the radiator.  I knew this would not be an easy find
because the space between is so narrow.

One day, I dragged my poor husband out into the middle of nowhere for
an estate sale.  And there, I found it!  The perfect table!

I know you're probably thinking, 
"This was the perfect table?"

I know, I know, my husband was skeptical as well.
He was also not happy that I paid $20.00.
He thought it too much for something so beat up.

I brought it home, got right to work using
 a little "miracle elixir" which I know
you all know about.  :)
Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint.

See now?  She's looking pretty good, huh?

I stenciled the top for a little added something.

Exactly what I was looking for!
She really was the perfect table!

Don't you just love it when you rescue something
and transform it from ugly duckling
to beautiful swan?

Have a wonderful day, friends!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Mantel 2015 with Beach/Coastal Flair

Hello, hello!
Is there anyone out here?
(I sound like a Pink Floyd song!)

My goodness, I've been lost to blogland for way too long!
But, I'm back and I'm glad of that.

I hope that it has been a great Summer for everyone, so far.

Let's take a look around today...the Mantel & Living Room are set for Summer.
I went a little beachy/coastal in my decor.

I found this postage stamp sign @ Home Goods and fell in love with it!
The rest of the room was decorated around that sign.  

I had to spread the "blue" love around by making some pillows
and adding blue here & there.

The coffee table got a little nautical treatment,

as did the shelves of the entertainment center.

I love this light & airy feel for Summer!

Have an excellent day and stay cool!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Days & Birds are Chirping...finally

I am one of those people
who is never really convinced it's Spring 
until she sees that first robin.

I saw one this past week and
along with it, came Spring!
It was such a perfect week, too.
Warmer temperatures & sunny skies...

Spring is always a busy time for us.
Between end of school year activities,
baseball games & now even
touring colleges on weekends, 
I haven't been around as much as I would like.  

But the birds are chirping
and that makes me sooo happy!

I had a little fun here in the dining room.
I plan to enjoy Spring this year instead of hurrying it along...
even if my calendar is filling up quickly.

I hope you are enjoying Spring to the fullest as well.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Mantel 2015

Hello friends!


I would love to share my Spring mantel 
with you today.

Welcome...come take a look...

I kept things very simple.

It all started with this sign that I made a few years ago.

The sign was my spin on a Pottery Barn sign.
You can read about that right here.

I added a couple of cute birds from Joann Fabrics.

I filled two matching white pitchers with yellow Spring blooms.
I find there are never enough white pitchers in my life!

 I used the white lanterns that I purchased at Kirklands 
once again just because they are so versatile and 
really fill in the space of this large mantel easily.

I don't know if you've noticed, but
I've always had an empty space to one side of my fireplace.

not any more anyway!

I did a little IKEA shopping on Friday.
This wicker chair came home with me, along
with a lot of other goodies!

Happy Spring to you!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Living Room

We are still desperately waiting for Spring around here.
It seems Mother Nature is playing tricks on us, 
but at least my living room is ready for the big day.

I took the neutral basics of my living room
and accented with yellow & green
for a pretty Spring palette.

Some pillows I made, some I bought.

I've had this bunny for a few years now.
I love him!

The shelves of my entertainment center
got filled with Spring & Easter goodies.

Thanks for popping in today.
I'll have a separate post up for my mantel soon.

Have a super day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Edwina Scissorhands!

Today is my daughter's 17th Birthday! 

 I don't know where the time has gone....

17 birthday candles
(plus 1 for good luck!)

I had to include this last photo.

She was invited to a friend's birthday party last weekend
and they had to dress like a character from  one of the decades, 
from the 50s on.
She wanted to be Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's
& we had everything all set for it, but the day before the party,
she heard another girl was dressing as Audrey.
In a panic, she became Edwina Scissorhands!
From Audrey to Edwina!  lol
From what I understand, she was quite a hit as Edwina, too!

We are headed out to a big birthday dinner for our girl.
I'll be back tomorrow with my Spring living room.

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