At last – I am ready for Easter! This is always one of my favorite tablescapes to create each year. It is the first time since Christmas the dining room table looks alive with fresh color and energy to celebrate a new season. This year I incorporated my stripe fetish with rustic wood accents & pink floral to brighten the room.
To recreate this look check out Michael's Craft Store, Homegood's and World Market.
From dark-dated-desert to crisp-clean-coastal: this bathroom remodel was so much fun!
For most folks the thought of a bathroom flip = $$$ + TIME, so naturally you just keep the door closed - out of sight, out of mind, right?? But that's probably how you got here in the first place.
Today I am going to share this low key, high impact redesign in hopes to spark the inspiration and energy you've been waiting for to turn your old bathroom from drab to fab overnight!
For starters, you're going to have to open up the door and take a good look at the canvas - you need to know exactly what you're working with. The photo above shows a clean shot of the bathroom from floor to ceiling.
Things to look for - starting from the bottom and going up:
Okay, so now you have a list of what is staying and what has got to go. For this remodel I will be repainting the walls, ceiling, chair rail and crown modeling. As for fixtures I will be keeping the polished silver faucet and replacing the towel rack and dated vanity lights with new polished silver to match the faucet. Last, but certainly not least - the vanity drawers will be updated with fresh paint and polished silver hardware to tie it all together. Out with the old, in with the new!
I know, I know - you get it. But I had to get a close up of the freckled walls. Just saying, brown splattered paint should never be used in a bathroom... never, ever, ever.
Next stop? Home Depot! On the shopping list:
For paint colors I went with the Behr Doeskin Gray semi-gloss for the top of the walls, the Behr Cave Pearl semi-gloss for the trim, ceiling and bottom of the walls, and the Behr Intellectual satin finish for the vanity. The color scheme was pulled together by taking a look at the shades of color in the floor tile and also the vanity counter top. Since these pieces were staying put it was important to accentuate the deep color dimensions while avoiding the use of more sandy-tans!
I started prepping the space around 4:00PM with painter's tape around the floor board and chair rail - starting with painting the edges and corners and then rolling out the rest with the 9'' rollers. I started with the white sections on the wall first and then followed with the ceiling. Once finished, I moved to the upper walls using a flat edger along the chair rail and crown modeling to keep nice clean lines.
Before calling it a night, I took out the vanity drawers and sanded, primed and painted the vanity and cabinet doors. The next morning I finished painting the vanity drawers, hung the new fixtures, and added the new hardware to the vanity. I could hardly wait for those dang handles to go on the drawers and cabinets - it really brought the whole look together!
Now to my favorite part of every project - staging and décor! I am a hardcore, one stop shopper at the one, the only, HomeGood's where I picked up new wall art, towels, a shower curtain and finished it off with some polished silver vanity décor!
All said and done - this remodel was complete at 3:00PM the following day and was a one woman job. Total spend at Home Depot was $220 and HomeGood's was $170. That's a grand total of 23 hours (sleeping, dinner, shopping trips included) and $390!!
It's hard to believe this is even the same bathroom And to think it just took some paint and a little love just blew the homeowners away. The grand finale for me was watching the dated vanity transform into a modern accent piece that just tied the whole space together. Still obsessing over the final result!
Have questions about the remodel? I'd love to hear from you!❤
DIY kitchen make-over on a budget? Read on!
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at Home Depot with my mom. I remember attending a tiling class one day when I was about 8 years old after she got an itch to tile the entire house. Who knew how useful that class would be 20 years later!
Last August my boyfriend bought a condo that had recently been updated from its original 1970’s interior. Though the previous owners revamping efforts set a nice base, the kitchen was seriously lacking some warmth and personality. With a limited budget left from furnishing the rest of the house, we were looking for something reasonable in cost, but high in impact. Backsplash it was!
We made a trip to a few tile stores, but ended up finding the most perfect Allen and Roth subway tiles at Lowe’s. Of course, I always seem to have complicated taste as we learned the tile color had been discontinued – leading us on a wild goose chase around town to round up all the remaining boxes from Lowe’s stores around the valley.
Installed Cabinet Lighting
We couldn’t be happier with the new look and feel of our kitchen – it’s starting to feel like home!
Now that it’s been a few weeks and I’ve finally recovered from my little sister’s bachelorette party, I’m ready to share all of the fun that went in to planning the weekend! To make it short and sweet, I’ve summarized my tips & tricks in to 10 simple steps!
1. You need a Hashtag – There’s nothing like a witty hashtag that gets the group excited about the upcoming weekend! It’s a great way to brand the weekend and group pictures taken throughout the weekend. Nothing compares to scrolling through your hashtag feed on Sunday morning to relive the weekend!
2. Plan the Party 3-5 Months Out – If you can, give the group AT LEAST 3 months to plan for the big weekend! We all know weddings are expensive, so try to remember that when planning.
10. Lingerie Shower & Games – No weekend is complete without embarrassing games and a pile of sexy lace! We turned the lingerie shower into a game, leaving the bride to guess who got her what. For the big game, I opted for a dirty version of the Newlywed Game, meeting up with the groom before the weekend to answer saucy questions. We asked, and the bride guessed the soon to be grooms answers – pretty hilarious! Fortunately for our bride, it turns out her and her soon to be hubby were pretty in sync, so her penalty shots for guessing the wrong answer were limited.
Cheers to a lifetime of love, happiness & wine!
I'm no Grinch, but the holidays can be exhausting! Balancing holiday parties, shopping, wrapping presents, scheduling time with family from out of town (on top of your everyday schedule), can be every bit tiring and dull the magic of the season. To maximize holiday cheer, this year I choose to take a more personal and creative approach to holiday giving that didn't involve hectic parking lots and long check out lines. The only thing that should be on your agenda this holiday break is to eat, drink & be fancy!
Hot Cocoa Jars
You've seen variations of these adorable little jars all over Pinterest, so why not make your own! This is the perfect gift for co-workers, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. and are very customizable. I choose to make them for friends, so I added a little extra spirit with a mini Bailey's tied to the side.
And then there was glitter! I had a friend make these a few years ago and fell in-love with everything about them! It's the perfect way to send your friends, colleagues and neighbors into the New Year - and super easy to do!
Photo Courtesy: Linen, Lace & Love
Start at the neck of the bottle.
Work in sections.
Add Mod Podge to a small section and follow with glitter.
Repeat in sections working your way down the bottle.
Spray the adhesive very lightly, so it doesn't dull the sparkles.
Holiday Treat Packages
Last, but not least - holiday cheer in a box! For friends who live out of town it may be hard to ship that glittery bottle of champagne, so I sent treat boxes instead. I had so much fun finding random goodies that are sure to spread holiday cheer from miles away.
Inside the box:
Sugar Cookie Mix
Hot Cocoa Jar
A collection of memories and experiences, featuring home staging and decor, lifestyle trends, travel tips, and DIY projects. Hoping to leave things a little more beautiful than I found them.