Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bathroom Progress

Painting, check. Clean the tile, check. Buy shower curtain, check. Order a light that doesn't work, check.
Maybe should have looked at the dimensions of the light when I ordered it from Overstock. I love the light, but it is obviously too low for the mirror. So when Dave was at good ol' HD, I asked him to check out the lights and he came home with this: It doesn't look nearly as nice as the one from Overstock, but it keeps with the aesthetic of the bathroom so I guess it's a keeper. And at $60, it didn't break the bank either.
The paint color is Benjamin Moore, Pebble Beach. It's in the same color family as William's room, just a few shades lighter. We upgraded to a new chrome shower curtain rod, which looks so much nicer. It's amazing what small updates do for a room.
I picked out a few white waffle knit shower curtains, and while they were fine, it was a bit boring. So I bought this puppy at Target and hoped for the best. It ties in the black from the tile nicely and I'm always a fan of a geometric pattern. I found some ombre-chevron towels at Home Goods. I bought every one that they had. We still have a few more updates like a glass shelf and some art, but we're almost there.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Keeping the Charm

Since we moved in three years ago we've done absolutely nothing with our bathroom. We figured at some point we would gut it (and that point being before now) so why bother putting time and effort into it. We never even painted; so now it stands in it's dingy yellow/off-whiteish glory.

We already had the striped shower curtain that tied in the mint green nicely and the blue towels coordinated as well. Last year we ripped out the rusty old medicine cabinet and replaced it with the $20 black framed mirror. Other than that, everything in the bathroom we already owned, so money spent was $20.

Moving forward to today, basically, I'm getting sick of it and it's time to freshen it up. The goal is to embrace it's retro charm, clean it up a bit and spend less than 200 beans. A full bathroom gut would cost thousands and take lots of time, not to mention it's our only bathroom and I can't live without a bathroom even if it's only for a few weeks. The tile is in great shape and at least it's not pink, right??
A while ago I came across this photo:
I think this bathroom is new, as in, someone actually spent lots of money to get this vintage look. So our tile can't be all that bad.

What we'll do. Replace the vanity light, paint the walls, add some art and get new towels and shower curtain. We could get a new sink, but I actually like ours. And not to mention sinks like this can cost anywhere from 600-$1200.
Here are the plans:
And the paint color....wait for it, grey! Imagine that.

And here's what's happened so far
It's actually this first part, the prepping, that will take longer than the painting part. Maybe by the end of the weekend we'll have a fresh coat of paint up.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

snowed in

It's been months since I've posted. Things get in the way. Taking care of a toddler that seems to get into everything and teaching 20 5-year-olds are among the mix. I also have a blog for my classroom, which comes first. Getting stuck inside during the Blizzard of 2013 gives me some time at home. Thank goodness we haven't lost power yet. Dave just headed out the dog in the 27" that fell since yesterday at noon.

Snuggled up watching some tv (oops there goes the no-tv-till-2-rule). In my defense he was naming the letters on the tv and singing the alphabet.

Inside we have some changes. A new rug.
This rug was quite a find! I've been looking for a 8X10 rug for a long time with no luck. 8X10 rugs on sale are anywhere from 500-1000+, and I didn't want to spend more than a few hundred. I was at good ol' HG one day and spotted this guy. It wasn't exactly the colors I was looking for, but when I saw the price tag I had to snag it.
I've seen this exact rug on websites for hundreds more, example here, $763.85! And I got it for $70, that is 90% off retail. #patselfonback #suckerforasale

And here are a few pics of William. He is getting too big! Rockin my skinnies...
First haircut
He's obsessed with tools, and got more for Christmas
Outside before all the snow
1 year ago! I can't believe he'll be 2 soon.
That's all for now..see you in a few months, or years who knows.