Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bathroom Remodel...FINISHED!!

I am so thrilled to say that our bathroom remodel is finished!! Yay!!!
We started back in September of 2014. We did almost all of the work ourselves, so it did take awhile, since Ken and I both still have jobs we go to. There were many challenges along the way - old wiring, bad toilet, falling tiles, just to name a few.
Also, having a messy area in or near the bathroom was not easy, but now that it's done, I am going on a full-out "Spring" cleaning!!
If you want to see some "before and during remodel" Pictures go HERE.
Below are pictures of the finished bathroom...
 Everything in the room is brand new!!
 I love our new cabinets above the toilet and laundry basket! 
We used Fasade Faux Metal Panels above.
 Here is the new sink area...double sinks, lights, and mirrors.
 I made this shell display myself. (Purchased the window box at TJ Maxx.)
 Here is a view with the vanity lights turned off and ceiling light on. The ceiling light has a dimmer switch, so when taking a luxurious bath, the lights can be turned down.
This "towel holder" is actually a wine rack...I got this idea on Pinterest and loved it!!
 There is also a place for washcloths on the wall below the cabinets.
I love my seashell rug!!
 The new tile, above the tub. 



I am SO happy with our new bathroom!! Now, we can really enjoy it every day!! 

Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
Spanish Proverb

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bathroom Remodel- First Photos

It's been 4 months since we began our downstairs bathroom remodeling.(Pretty much a complete make-over, since it looks to me like it hadn't been touched since the 70s or 80s) I have been taking pictures of the process, now and then, and was waiting to show you the slow, but great transformation we are making to this room. Since we have done everything ourselves, it has been a long process...

Removing the old shower
 Cutting out the the wall.
Taking doors off of old dark sink fronts to get ready to strip and paint.
 What the area looked like, after the shower was removed.
Re-doing all the electrical required tearing open the ceiling and taking out the old medicine cabinet/mirror. Ken also added water-proofing black plastic around the new tub/shower walls.
During all this time, the new jacuzzi tub sat in our living room for over a month, taunting me. :(
Finally, the tub is installed. Also new wood ceiling, light/fan, and cement board in tub area. :)
New sink top (we got double sinks, instead of single, which I'm totally loving!). 
 Behind the old medicine cabinet was this old pattern on wallboard (not wall paper). I think it dates back to the 1950's.
 A storage cabinet was added to the wall above the toilet, to the left below. Also, storage will be added to the area to the right of the new bathtub.
New flooring was added, after removing the old wall-to-wall carpeting...yuck! Cabinets were milk-painted white and new handles put on.

Installing the new tub/shower surround, using 2x4's to put pressure on the drying sides.
That's all for now.
We are putting in the finishing touches and will hopefully soon have a completed bathroom!

More pictures to come....so stop back in soon!

Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
Spanish Proverb

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Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Creativity Unleashed Link Party @ One Project Closer/The Better Half
Junkin Joe @ The Cottage Market
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Creative Collection Link Party @ Classy Clutter, and Blooming Homestead

Monday, January 19, 2015

My First Mood Board: Comfy Chairs for those Gloomy Days

"A picture is worth a thousand words."(editor Arthur Brisbane)

Sometimes, there is only one way to express my mood... and that's through photos.

The other day I was just browsing through some blogs and I came across something new to me...."Mood Boards". 
Believe it or not, that was the first one I had ever seen... and immediately I wanted to make my very own Mood Boards! There are all kinds of different apps and templates out there to create a mood board, but I decided that since I already had developed my own Pinterest and Polyvore pages, why not just combine them to make my Mood Boards? 
So, that's just what I did....and I am so happy to share my very first board below...
My Mood Board
"Comfy Chairs for those Gloomy Days "
"Mood Board - January 19, 2015" by apop1234 on Polyvore
This depicts my mood today quite well....I love big, soft, comfy chairs...especially when I'm feeling gloomy. And I am.
What would you have in your mood board today?
(To see how I created this board, left-click your mouse on it or just click on Polyvore to take you to my page, that is full of all kinds of cute sets...including clothing ensembles, as well.)


Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
Spanish Proverb

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