Live Pretty on a Penny: 2017

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.

A Timeless Gift for the One you Love with Jord Wood Watches

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I remember being young, and focusing on the quantity of gifts that I received on Valentine's day rather than the quality. Of course that was many years ago, and my mindset on the holiday has certainly changed, thank goodness! Now, my focus is strictly on the quality and classic appeal, both as the gift and receiver.

A Guest Bathroom Update: Behind the Scenes Vlog # 1

Friday, February 3, 2017



Hey guys and happy Friday! Here is a behind the scenes video of some of the work that has been going into the guest bathroom makeover. It's always fun to check out the reality of what goes on behind the scenes of a project, before the camera comes out to photograph a perfectly styled space.

Well, here is our reality. Click the video below!

10 Days of Organizing: A Family Friendly Pantry Makeover

Monday, January 16, 2017


Happy Monday guys! We are on day 8 of the #10daysoforganizing. I hope that you've been following along because there are some great projects that have bee done over the last week. Today I'm here with a quick and inexpensive pantry makeover that I did for my family. With the new year, it never fails...my urge to organize and declutter becomes rampant, but with good intentions of course. I just like to make like easier. As you know, I work full time, and manage a household, so organization is my key to success. I understand that things won't be perfect, but striving to make daily things less stressful, like find an item in the pantry, is an easy fix. Before we move on, do you recognize that little masked head next to the flowers. Toddler Jules of course, he refused to move out of the picture, lol. Moving on...

Before my makeover, my pantry looked like this...

2017 Home & Personal Goals

Thursday, January 12, 2017



Is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I know I'm super late posting my home and personal goals, but I always say better late than never. To be honest, I really had to figure out exactly what I wanted to accomplish this year with the blog, myself as Live Pretty on a Penny, and myself as a brand. So let's get into it!

Official Guest Bathroom Plans

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my announcement of my Floor and Decor partnership. I am so excited to see this project come together and promise to share everything along the way. Someone asked in the comments on my last post will we be doing the work ourselves. The answer is YES!! Every single bit of it. There will be in-depth video content posted  on my YouTube channel as well, so make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss it.

So let's flash back to a few days ago when I showed you our current guest bathroom space and my tour of Floor and Decor, and the floors that we selected as the starting point for this makeover.


Guest Bathroom Makeover: My Partnership with Floor & Decor

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy 2017!! I cannot believe we are in a NEW YEAR! 2017!! Woohoo!!! I am so pumped for the New Year and what better way to kick things off than a fresh, new home project! I will be back later this week to talk about some home goals for this year, but this month I am super focused on completing my guest bathroom. I am also very excited to be partnering with Floor & Decor on the project. Floor & Decor is my absolute favorite spot for flooring! I've used several of their products in my home and they offer a wide variety of in-stock top-quality flooring at rock bottom prices.

I was fortunate enough to tour my local Kennesaw store, right outside of Atlanta and it was awesome to view the store in such a different element! Let me take you along for the ride. Stick around until the end and I will show you which floors I selected and a pretty hideous picture of my guest room as it stands.