Thursday, May 26, 2011

If only I were a fly on the wall.

Or wall art...

So I have this blank wall here...

and I knew I wanted something in a white frame like this here...

With something orange and graphic like this here...

For it all to end up like this here...

  • Frame $6
  • Scrapbook page $1
  • Less than 5 minuets time
Want a closer look?

(Sorry the lighting is so weird at night)

Now for Dustyn's idea of accessorizing the bathroom...


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My hands are so dirty!!

I need a sink or three to wash them!

Sike.. Who really needs three sinks in one bathroom?? Well, apparently the people who built the house Dustyn and I now call home.

I've been doing alot of playing around the house lately but nothing big. Until now.
I've been putting the hall bathroom project off because of wallpaper removing, painting, and convincing D to get his hand dirty with some home decor DIY the project would take. I was discussing all of this when my friend, Emily, said I should go for it. So I did it along with D, Emily, and Kasey's help. It's not all the way finished, but when is something like this where you never plan to tweak it?

Disclaimer: You are about to see tons of pictures!!


Ok, so you notice all the wallpaper? Emily and I had to take it allllll down. We used a wallpaper tool to perforate the paper for my 3/4 water and 1/4 liquid fabric softener solution to soak in.

Then came all of the pealing!


This is one of the unfinished parts. I plan to frame out the mirror like this.

I plan to paint these cabinets white and replace the nobs. Don't you love how Yogi makes sure he get some attention even if it is a bathroom post?

See where the third sink used to be? No more!!

Getting down to the details

  • Towel ring - TJMaxx
  • "Towels" hooks - Hobby Lobby
  • F - Hobby Lobby
  • Shower curtain and hooks - Target
  • "Husband proof" TP holder - Home Goods
  • Wall circles - Ikea place mats, painted white
  • Mirror - Cash Liquidators
  • Gerber Daiseys - BB&B
  • Vases - BB&B
  • Tree print - Michael's
  • Main paint color - Bhar's Warm Muffin
  • Stipe paint color - Bhar's Ultra White
  • Dog - Original - Petsmart adoption

Monday, May 16, 2011

The tables have turned

Just table actually...

So I picked up this hunk of junk treasure off the side of the road in my parents' neighborhood a couple weeks ago. D couldn't believe my excitement about the find. I simply told him if I couldn't work some magic on the piece, it would find a new curb to live on until someone else picked it up. 

After sanding away the rust and cheap green spray paint, me and my trusty friend, Rustolium got to work. I'm not posting an after yet, just progress. I still need to make a table top for it and find its new home in the house.

Isn't it amazing what spending an extra buck or two on a can of spray paint will do?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mirror mirror on the wall...

Ok so it's been awhile since I've posted any updates on my endeavors. That mostly has to do with the fact that I hate the new photo uploader for Blogspot. Such a hassle!! I managed to get some photos uploaded today and in the correct order (kinda important since I mostly blog before and afters!!).

On to the project! I picked up these 2 mirrors from Cash Liquidators for $29 each. What a steal, right? But the gold frame just wasn't doin' it for me.


After 1:

This mirror is in the hall bathroom that I am in the process of redoing, so you'll see more about it later.

After 2:

Here's a peak of it white in our master bedroom (with the bed unmade...Yikes!!).

All in all though, it's amazing what big changes a little bit of paint can make.