Less than a week away to the reveal and there are so many amazing spaces coming together here
I am going to give you some advice now. If you are thinking of doing tile on your own, my words if wisdom: don’t do it. Tile is not easy like paint, sheet rocking, or trim. All of those you can easily redo if you screw up. Tile on the other hand is HARD to redo and even if you don’t have to redo it aesthetically there is so much that can go wrong in the prep work. My husband does tile for a living and he gets calls for repairs and fixes more than anything and that’s even when the pros have installed it. If you decide you are ballsy and can do this, at least get a buddy who knows about or has done tile to help you. There’s nothing worse than investing in expensive tile and then having to rip it out. Ok moving on…
As far as our progress, could be better. We still don’t have lighting and the vanity. I don’t really want to rush the vanity because it’s marble and we are doing it ourselves. Plus my husband needs special tools to do it so we will be waiting on them. I feel like everything after that is optional or pretty.
My husband has to finish the floor this weekend and then the grouting. I still need to get the paint and find the perfect mirror because ‘the one’ hasn’t showed up. Still need a door and casing. Obviously it’s not a hard thing to find, just time consuming.
The subway tile though. I never thought I could love tile so much! It’s so clean and bright!
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My favorite lighting so far:
Getting my act together these days!
So check out all the previous weeks Here
There are amazing transformations going on, don’t miss them!
As for us, tile is going in since prep work is done. We picked out a piece of marble for the sink at a granite/marble junkyard, yeah that was crazy, but we still have to cut and polish it. We have all the fixures, sink, etc. but no light fixtures yet.
I am loving the bigger subway tile so far! And a tiny sneak peek of the marble flooring!
My husband is doing more tile tomorrow hopefully all day and that should get it done but I still don’t know if we are going to make it in time.
Be sure to check out all the other inspiring transformations!
I don’t have a lot of furniture because we used to move every two years and it was so hard to move big pieces all the time. Now that we are in our house and hopefully will be here longer, I have gotten a lot more pieces. Since my taste changes, I like to thrift them because
1. It’s way cheaper
2. Better construction (if you buy older, solid wood pieces like I do)
3. Easy to change the look if you change your mind.
So every piece of furniture I have is thrifted. Except for a tiny little table I got at IKEA. But I chalk painted that too. Obviously they start out hideous because old furniture usually is. This is why I like to use chalk paint. I don’t know how safe it is to sand certain pieces of old furniture so it’s nice to have the option of not having to sand. And chalk paint transforms them to a wonderful Cinderella-at-the-ball kind of beautiful. I get so many compliments on them and let people think I slaved like Cinderella pre-ball on them.
I actually never intended my furniture to match each other but they do! So my hutch, bench, and dining room table are all different colors and paints. I will do a post my table soon because it ISN’T chalk paint.
Hi! So glad it’s Friday! Check out all the amazing progress on other projects Here!!
Soooo, my husband and I have almost gotten divorced about 17 times during this remodel. I never knew we were so opposite as far as HOW to get things done, not so much the end result. Case in point; the freaking exhaust fan. He wants a huge one right next to the toilet and I was just like can’t we put it somewhere else? Apparently not AND it even needed its own framed wall! Which took up precious space, which resulted in a smaller tub. Don’t worry, guys I’m holding it against him forever.
I can’t complain too much, he’s pretty much giving me everything I want after that. And he’s been working like a boss.
We decided to go with white 4×12 subway tile because the floor is way busy and it’s so tight in there.
Week 2 is all about the demo. The gross, hidden, ugly, truth. Keeping it real here. Really real. Really gross. Too real?? Really glad it’s out. Check out week 1 here
I removed the white paneling and there was actually wall paper underneath it. Cuz wallpapering these cabin walls is an awesome idea. Ok, I forgive them, it was the 70’s, lots of regrets in that decade.
So once all the flooring was out. It stunk. Like so bad. The floor boards by the tub and toilet were black and rotting and smelled like old pee. Since my house is tiny, my whole house smelled like it. For a good month. My husband did the actual hard part and took the tub and floorboards out after I was done.
Ok, now some pretty inspiration pics!
See you in a week!
So back in October I gutted this room with the intention of finishing it in 6 weeks for Calling it Home One Room Challenge
Nope, not even close. It’s 6 MONTHS later and it’s still in gutted condition. Yes, I am wearing the face of shame like a proper DIYer with an unfinished, huge project. My 3 year old even questions why he doesn’t have a bathtub to bathe in like the rest of the normal people do.
So here I go again. Fingers crossed that I kick butt. And not just my husbands in efforts to get him going on tile.
Here is what I have envisioned except the tile.
Hi friends! Can you believe it’s spring and Easter around the corner already?! I actually love decorating for spring because of all the pretty colors and fresh blooming flowers. We had a colder winter this year and do we don’t have any flowers yet so I had to rely on some faux flowers but tried to make it look cohesive to everything else we wanted to use.
My sister came over and helped me with this because I was overthinking everything!!! She has such a great, whimsical eye and she made everything look so lovely! We used things I already had and only bought the candy! I love having this pie stand on our table to hold our napkins, salt, and toothpicks. The flowers being on the top don’t block conversation from across the table.
This table we decided to keep it simple and green. My sister added doilies and I couldn’t believe the impact they had! Took it from meh, to, oh my! So spring!
The mantle is always the hardest! It has so much distracting texture so I need something that pops with color.
They make me happy. The moss I collected from my back yard. I need to make a list of similar items that match mine since I don’t have sources for them because they are thrifted. The cloches you can always find at TJMaxx and Joanns stores. Thanks for checking out my Spring Decor! I also have a DIY on the faux peony arrangement.
I love my kitchen, I really do. I am actually very grateful for it because despite being from the sixties, it’s fully functional and it is quite charming and unique. That being said, we do have plans to do a full remodel sometime this year. I really need more storage for dishes and food and I need it to be way lighter….
In the meantime I will and do enjoy it…
Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe its already Halloween this weekend?! We are excited because its not freezing here yet! Speaking of Halloween, Dia de los Muertos is right after that and I am kinda looking forward to it this year. We are doing a special dinner this year because I thought, why not? We don’t have an actual day that we do something like that because on death anniversaries we live too far away to go visit the cemetary where they are and its not like we haven’t lost family members. Plus my girls always bring it up and I think its important for us to remember family members that have passed on. So I came up with a happy table setting for the big day but didnt have alot of $ to spend on it, so I had to get creative. I hope you like it, and that you will tell me what you think….
I found both tablecloths at the thrift store and always see similar items there so you probably have a great chance of finding one. Also got the candelabra at the thrift store.
I just used my regular plates but got the skull plates and little shot glasses that I used as a toothpick and flower holder, are from World Market I went to the Dollar Tree and got the tall white candle, fake red flowers, rosaries(just mardi gras necklaces that I spray painted and cut) I got the perfect marigold flowers from my friends yard and the blue glasses were found on ebay a few years ago that I don’t use enough and thought that they would be perfect here. The skull candle can be found here, and on sale
My girls and I had alot of fun creating this table setting and I know that we will enjoy it for years to come. What do you do for Day of the Dead?