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I Was a Speaker at Pinners Conference!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hi guys! Long time no see. After finishing up the guest bathroom makeover, I literally had to take a mental break. I didn't even want to think about another project during April, but outside of projects, I had a pretty busy month of April. One of the highlights was being a speaker at this years Pinners Conference in Atlanta.



 I taught a class on "Staining, Painting, and Styling: How to Update and Re-Love the Items in Your Home," and to my surprise, my class registration was sold out!

Guest Bathroom Makeover Reveal!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

 
 
Yes! You read the title correctly. The guest bathroom is finally done! I am so excited and NERVOUS to share this completed project with you all. After a few months, and many late nights, I am happy to call this project completed:) So lets go back to where we started and then get straight to the reveal...

Guest Bathroom Update # 4: Final Bathroom Updates Before the Reveal

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hey guys and happy Thursday. Popping in for a quick bathroom update...I am finally finished laying the floor! My back and knees are definitely thanking me for it. Sheesh, it was rough but so worth it.
 
 
I've been shopping as well for accessories to add to the space once its all done. And I've picked up a few things so far.
 

Guest Bathroom Update #3: How To Install Backer Board and Mosaic Marble Floor Tile

Friday, March 3, 2017




Hey guys and happy Friday!! I am soooo close to being done with the bathroom that I can smell it. I wanted to drop back in with another update this week. I've officially started laying the floors!! Since you guys are following along with me, I am here to show you how we laid the floor down, using backer board as the underlayment.

Now as always during my process posts, I like to give you a disclaimer, this post is not pretty, but its honest. Laying backer board and tile is not fun, and my back and knees are still paying for it, but its so worth it.

If you've been following along, you know that the last couple of weeks, you know that I revealed what my actual makeover plans were, painted the vanity and wall, trimmed the window, and gave you a sneak peek of the mirror.

And you may even want to take a look back as to where this bathroom started...

Here is where we are now:


Guest Bathroom Update #2: Trim and Mirror Sneak Peek

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I wanted this post to go out so bad last week...so so bad. But I got a major bug and was sick last Tuesday all the way through Saturday. I am just getting back to feeling like myself, but I am still working through some weak points. Being sick sucks so bad. But anyway, I wanted to give you a quick guest bathroom update now that the trim is complete. I didn't get to do any major work last week due to sickness, but as promised I wanted you guys to have a weekly update.


Guest Bathroom Update # 1: A Painted Vanity and Wall Color

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Hey good people and happy Thursday! Well I've good two major things crossed off of the list this week in regard to the guest bathroom makeover. Woo Hoo! The wall color has been updated, and the vanity is a whole lot more modern! This post is rather informal, so I shot things pretty much as they were at the time. I'm committed to showing more of real life and progress during a project, and not just the pretty after.

You may remember from reading my official guest bathroom plans, I mentioned painting the bathroom wall Sea Haze by Benjamin Moore and giving the vanity a dark makeover. Well, thus far I don't regret either of those decisions.

I'm sure you remember the before of the all white vanity....



Here it is after the first coat of paint. I painted it Totally Black by the Home Decorators Collection in at Home Depot in a Satin Finish.