Saturday, February 03, 2018

Small Bathroom Redo Reveal (picture heavy)

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Sometimes maybe we limit our labeling of miracle to things like people walking on unfrozen water and blind men inexplicably being able to see, but I'd like to encourage you to expand your appreciation sphere by including things like, oh I don't know, not running out of cucumbers by the end of the week maybe, or having that one extra diaper when you were sure they were all gone or, oooooooooooor, OR me blogging twice in a seven day period.  The Lord is powerful strong, y'all.

The bathroom is finished!

Okay, well...if I were a proper lifestyle blogger, I would have 100% more fresh flowers and hand-lettered prints and wrought iron grates and reclaimed wood thingies, but honestly I just needed to take some pics and get them posted before my kids trash the place, canIgetanamen.

Step 1: If you have not seen all the before pics yet, go to there first.  I'm not in a hurry.

Step 2: Welcome back!  I'm excited.

Step 3: Here are two of the befores one more time:
From my phone.  It's purty

The listing pic.  As good as it ever got.

Step 4: Et voila!
Even with the large vanity, it actually feels bigger in here!

Paint color: Silver Drop by Behr

Y mas, y mas, y mas y mas y mas...

white framed mirror : towel rod : shower curtain : faucet : vanity : robe hooks
This was not a free update by any means, but it was not a gut-job either.  We didn't move any walls or change any electrical and the plumbing work was super duper minimal.  The reason it took almost four weeks to complete is that, well, we also did all the other things of our lives while it was going on. No 24 hour HGTV-style turnarounds like the last time we fixed up a bathroom, no sirree.

white framed mirror : towel ring : tp holder : faucet : vanity : water hyacinth baskets
But despite it not being a total redo, we are super happy with the results.  It just feels so fresh and happy and intentional and usable in there.  And since it's the main bathroom for the entire house, including any guests who come to visit, I feel like we've given them a little treat, too. If you've ever come over in the past and had the knob and a portion of the old brown wall cabinet come off in your hands, YOU ARE WELCOME.


 This is the Pfister Selia faucet, which was....well, it wouldn't have been my first choice if I had had much of a choice.  But the sink required an 8" widespread faucet and the black hardware required, in my mind, that we go with the black or oil rubbed bronze color.  Slim pickins, my friends.  Verververver slim. But! I love it!  It looks great, was easy to install, and doesn't drip or look asymmetrical when both handles are turned fully on or off.  Hopefully it will continue to be a good choice because dollah dollah bills and all that.

lined wire basket : small woven basket
Oh gosh, the baskets.  The baskets! I cannot, without extreme embarrassment, admit how many hours it took me to find baskets that fit into these various spaces, looked the way I wanted them to, and didn't cost as much as an assortment of college textbooks. Oy. But these turned out to be just right, so if you're on a basket hunt, seek no more.



 And okay how much do you love this shower curtain???  I know. Seven million loves. Me too. Heart eye emojis all ovah da place.

 Oh, also, the vanity (from Scott Living) actually came with a matching dark-framed mirror in addition to the sink, but I felt strongly that the wall mirror needed to be white (is it normal to feel strongly about this sort of thing?), so I put the dark one up in the mudroom and got this white-framed one instead.

Definitely the right choice. The dark mirror with white sink with dark cabinet would have given me a distinct Oreo cookie vibe or something. It's a thing, trust me.









grey small plastic baskets : set of 3 water hyacinth baskets
These baskets are inside the white cabinet to contain and organize all the flotsam and jetsam.  We'll see how it works out in the long run, but for now it makes me feel extremely organized and fancy to have such things in my very own bathroom, toot toot (that's me pulling the whistle on my personal celebration train).






Ah.  Feels good to be finished. Hope you've enjoyed following along!


Before:

After:

Before:

After:


Paint color
Behr Silver Drop

Accessories
towel rod
white mirror
set 3 light colored baskets
lined wire basket- Better Homes and Gardens
Millbridge towel ring
Millbridge tp holder
Millbridge robe hook
Pfister Selia faucet
Scott Living vanity
30" wall cabinet
grey plastic baskets
Threshold shower curtain
small woven shelf basket

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Tiny main bathroom redo- before pics

At the beginning of the year, I decided agreed to publish something, just one single little measly thing, on this blog just one single little measly time per month. Welp, not sure if you've seen a calendar lately but it turns out that January ends this week. This week. THIS week. WUT. 

So I'm going to post some before pics of the smallest/main bathroom in our house because when you live in an 1870s-ish farmhouse, sometimes the bathroom on the main level is built under the staircase and the door to get into said bathroom looks like a pantry door in the kitchen.  Woe to the guest who opens that door without knocking expecting to find garam masala and instead finds a, well, you can imagine the rest of this vvvvv softball joke.

First, the wide angle lens photo from the real estate listing.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Breathing Room

Every year I try to grow vegetables in our kitchen garden.   We amend the soil with compost and clear it of weeds and remove the rocks and oh gosh, there just seems to be so much SPACE when it's all empty and bare in April. Clearly I can plant unlimited quantities of all the things.  "Oh yes, we shall have the harvest to end all harvests this year, dear husband."

Plant 2-3 seeds spaced 36 inches apart.  Thin seedlings to one plant per spot once first true leaves have developed.

36 inches apart???  THIN THE SEEDLINGS?? Why would I give up my chance at the harvest to end all harvests by waaaaaaaaasting all that precious space? Nope, nope. I mean, look at how tiny these little seeds are.  They barely take up any space at all.  The more the merrier, I say. I can double the output of this bit of earth, believe you me.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

That quote

Howdy! I'm glad you're here.  
This post probably contains run-on sentences, sentence fragments, 
affiliate links, and unnecessary ellipses.  If none of that bothers you, let's be friends.

Many moons ago, I read a quote from Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen that helped me redefine and reframe the small irritations of daily life.  But I could not, could not, find it anywhere, so of course I threw myself at the feet of my facebook friends, who are brilliant internetters, until we finally scrounged it up.

It's from a book called Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book and goes like this:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Two Babies

What I was planning to do is to share some before pictures of our downstairs bathroom that I'd like to set on fire lovingly remodel soon.  But wait!  Look at how sweet my babies are!  Nom nom nom.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

This book I'm reading

Howdy! I'm glad you're here.  
This post probably contains run-on sentences, sentence fragments, 
affiliate links, and unnecessary ellipses.  If none of that bothers you, let's be friends.

 I promised myself I would keep blogging even if I didn't have anything interesting enough to say, but then...I couldn't think of anything interesting enough to say.

Womp womp.

Two minutes I picked up my phone to instagram the book I'm reading and I was like "okay, I can just blog this!  I can just do it as if it's my blog and I can just post whatever lame thing I want!"

Friday, January 06, 2017

Small Bedroom Before/After

Howdy! I'm glad you're here.  
This post probably contains run-on sentences, sentence fragments, 
affiliate links, and unnecessary ellipses.  If none of that bothers you, let's be friends.

The last day of my 12 day posting streak has arrived!  Since it has literally been a year this month since I finished sprucing it up, I felt like it was juuuuuuust about time I did a before/after of the small bedroom upstairs, which the two boys currently share, even though I haven't managed to get good pictures of it Blog Reveal Clean.  If it hasn't happened yet, I guess it's never gonna happen, huh?  So you're gonna get photos of unmade beds and clothes spilling out of bins.  It hurts a little, I'll be honest.

It is a tiny room, but it's cozy and loved by all despite (because of?) its quirkiness.

Here is the photo that was in the original real estate listing we saw for the house.  The wide-angle lens makes you think it's some kind of normal size but really, no.  It is itty bitty. 
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