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!
If I could, I'd spend all of my time decorating and then redecorating and redecorating... For me it's my happy place. There's a sense of fulfillment when I am able to give life to an empty space. Whenever I have a free minute with no where to be and nothing to do I drive straight to HomeGoods, Michaels & Pier1 (lucky for me they're right next to each other!) With no agenda I leisurely stroll the aisles to see what's trending. Usually I leave with a new candle or some functional item to further enable my organizational OCD, but occasionally I leave with the urge (& all the accessories) to completely re-do a room! Lucky for me, I had one of those days, came home, and ripped apart my dining room - starting with the curtains!
I wanted my window treatments to be bold, setting the tone for the room and tying all of my new accessories together. My inspiration came from a black and white striped rug I saw in the IKEA catalog. As I started my search for the curtains, I was disappointed with my options. Skinny, vertical, zigzag, multi-colored, dark-navy blue... everything but thick, black, horizontal stripes. Because I'm stubborn and refused to compromise my beloved room's integrity, I started my google search to make them myself. And so I did!
With the help of my sister, we took plain linen IKEA curtains, measured the stripes down the side of the curtain and taped it off. With a few coats of black paint from Home Depot using a mini paint roller - I soon had the perfect curtain.. all for about $30!
Want to repeat this look? Here's what you'll need!
So, you have an iPad... and you never use it. If you're anything like me your laptop rules from 9am-5pm and your iPhone fills all the gaps in between. Even during travel, I've found I rather read a tangible book and ditch the electronics. In my mind, my iPad was just a larger version of my phone that couldn't make phone calls - useless.
As I struggled to find a unique function for my neglected little iPad, I continued to use my phone and laptop for just about every digital need. That was until I came extremely close to spilling a glass of wine on my keypad while looking up recipes in the kitchen!
In this moment, my sweet little iPad was no longer useless - it had a purpose! I dusted the little guy off, charged him up, and found him a fancy little stand at Bed Bath & Beyond to prop him up next to the stove.
I didn't stop there. I downloaded some of my favorite cooking apps (Cooking Lite!) along with several cooking magazines to fuel my inspiration in the kitchen. I then organized all those foodie pics previously posted to Instagram & made Photo Albums categorized by meals. Just like that, my own digital cookbook was born!
So what are the advantages to ditching the tangible cookbook and swapping for an eVersion?
Have any additional ideas for my new digital cook book? I'd love to hear from you!
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