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  • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM REVEAL

    Hello everyone!! I have finally decided to share my downstairs bathroom! I didn’t want to before, because I felt like it wasn’t quite ready yet… but if you read my last post, I decided it’s time to dive in whether it’s perfect or not! So here goes!

    When my husband (Tyler) first bought the house we live in, (we were dating at the time, so I didn’t live there yet) there was only one small and VERY narrow bathroom in the entire house. It was located on the main floor, kind of right in the middle of the house. When you first walked in the bathroom there was a pedestal sink right in front of you, to your right a stand-up shower and to your left a toilet. That was it folks! Sooooo.. Tyler decided, for some ODD reason, that they needed a bit of a bigger space than that for a bathroom!

    Our kitchen is toward the back of our house, and right off the kitchen was this little room that was mostly empty, except for a few makeshift shelves. We found out that the older man who lived there (along with 10 other people I believe..) before us used it as his radio room. He really enjoyed listening to HAM radio- so he had his own little, separate room just for that! I don’t know much about it, but we definitely didn’t need a “radio room” in our (I mean Tyler’s) house! So, he made that little room into a bathroom! I was living away at the time so I didn’t get a say in any of the pieces, or layout, that went in there- DARN! Only a guy would put a vanity under a window…

    After painting the walls about 3 times, I finally got it right! Third time’s a charm! The vanity started out as just a builder-grade vanity (brand new) but totally not cute! So I started out by painting it taupe, but eventually painted it black- and now I LOVE it! I spray painted the knobs that it came with, gold. It had an ugly, cream-color vanity top with the little seashell indent to hold a bar of soap.. never loved that. I went to Habitat for Humanity and found a white vanity top for $10! It’s not perfect but I love it way more than the previous one! Tyler built that shelf for me and I gave it a couple coats of coral paint. The shade is a DIY- just a cheap roller shade covered in fabric. The marbled succulent pots are also DIY- I used nail polish in a bunch of fun colors to marble the little white pots. Also, it took me for-ever to find a shower curtain.. I purchased WAY too many when I was trying to style this bathroom! When I found the flamingo curtain- I just KNEW that it would be perfect!

    I love how this bathroom turned out because it’s fun and whimsical, yet still feels glam! I’ll try to link all the pieces below! Hope this inspires you to just, GO FOR IT! and use some color in your home!!

     

    flamingo shower curtain

    soap dispenser

    gold mirror- thrifted

    light pink vase (similar)

    wooden elephant- thrifted

    glass soap jar (lid painted gold)

    Q-tip & cotton pad jars (lids painted gold)- similar

    white bath rug

    baskets- TJ Maxx & Homegoods

    ombre macrame wall hanging- TJ Maxx

    dalmatian print fabric

     

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  • MOVING FORWARD

    Well, hello!

    There has been something on my mind lately that I need to get off my chest… don’t worry, it’s not deep and mushy or anything! Here it is- I follow a lot of bloggers and there are quite a few, very talented ones who kill it in home design and styling! Just seeing this and knowing this makes me a little apprehensive Continue Reading…

  • COLOR-LOVER

    If you know me at all, you know that I have always been a huge color-lover!! For a few years in my early twenties, I didn’t buy as many clothes with a bunch of different colors and patterns. I stuck to more neutrals… until I finally realized that neutral just doesn’t fit me! I am a color-lover through and through! Neutrals don’t give me any kind of sparkle, they don’t fire me up and make me happy like colorful patterns and different textures do! And yes, I still wear black and other neutral colors, but I definitely am drawn to colors way more! So, instead of trying to blend in and buy neutral clothing, I was like, “Who cares?! This is me and I’m fine with that!” It was so freeing when I made this choice to just go with what I love, instead of wearing what everyone else was wearing! You don’t know how many times, when I was in school I would try an outfit on before bed and lay it out for morning… and then in the morning I would chicken out to wear it. On went the jeans and t-shirt instead. Why?! Lack of confidence I suppose… but man does it feel GOOD when you are comfortable to wear whatever you like, and not worry about if someone else will like it or not!

    My love of color is not just in my clothing, it’s in everything in my life. I LOVE colorful home decor! So, I thought I would put up some pictures of some color that is peppered throughout my house! Every time I see a pretty spot in my house with a bunch of fun colors, it is sure to bring a smile to my face! I can’t wait to share some room reveals with you guys- the only thing is, I have a bunch of rooms in my house that are like 85% finished… So, with that being said, I have a question for you guys and I would absolutely LOVE it if you would help me out here! I am trying to figure out which room I should get done first! So the big question for you is:

    1. the kids bedroom (needs headboard for Vernon, trim touched up, windows painted, some shelving and decor)
    2. the upstairs bathroom (still needs a vanity, paint, trim and decor)
    3. the downstairs bathroom (mostly finished, have to touch up some paint and caulk)

    I have a bunch of things for these rooms already, just need to paint certain pieces or revamp them in some way. I do need to buy a few things too! So, what do you guys think? Tell me which room you would be MOST excited to see me post on here next! Thank you for your help! I’m excited to see what you guys pick, so I can get started on it!! Have a happy Monday everyone!

  • SEASHELL CHAIR

    Hello! I am so excited to share these pics of my favorite chair with you today!! I have always called it my seashell chair because of the channel back and the pink color of the fabric. I have had this chair for a very long time, and I always intended to reupholster it. Well… I never got around to it, so recently I had it done at an upholstery shop. I am so pumped with the way it turned out! Can you believe it’s the same chair?! It looks so pretty in my living room! Now I have the bug to have more of my furniture done, but I think I am going to attempt a couple pieces on my own and I’ll share them with you when they are finished!

    If you have ever had any cool furniture reupholstered I would love to see it! #oldfurnitureisbetterthannew