Thursday, August 28, 2014


We are slowly but steadily making progress.  This week was the start of school for all of us, and things just got a little crazy. The floor is finally tiled and I love it! I wanted my bathroom to have a vintage feel to it so I decided to go with small black and white hex tiles.

Lights are in! I found these school house fixtures on a trip we took to Boise this summer, and I knew I had to have them for my bathroom.

I also added some to my closet.

This will hang off of a beam we made for the center of the room. I have always wanted a hanging fixture in my bathroom.

Can't wait to blog about this project. We decided to make our own wood counter top for the vanity. I think that with everything white, light, and shiny in the bathroom it adds a nice balance. We are working on tiling the shower and grouting everything this weekend. More progress to come! Pin It

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's gray and I love it!

Yay my walls are painted and I love the color! It is a soft gray tone with a touch of blue in it. I spent the day last week painting my wainscoting white, and I love the contrast of the two colors. I love trim, and I love it painted white. Just plain, clean white. The white I always use is ultra white from Behr right off the shelf, in a satin finish.  I find for myself that if the white is more of an off white, it tends to look dirty to me.

We picked two medicine cabinets in an oil rubbed finish for above our sinks. I am one who does like medicine cabinets. I have been living without them for three years now, and I have missed having all of my toiletries just above me ready to use. I love the storage it offers to a bathroom space. Just above my hubby built some beautiful trim I need to paint so we can install the lights.

Speaking of lights, I am giddy about this light we picked out for the center of the room. I love being able to have a pretty light in my bathroom. We are building a beam for it to hang on that matches the wood counter tops we are going to build. Can't wait to start that process. That is next, then tile, and then my favorite... all the finishing touches. So excited! Pin It

Friday, August 8, 2014

Adding some character

We are making progress! We took out the tub and installed wainscoting on the wall. Instead of having a jetted tub, we decided to go with a free standing claw foot tub. I love adding touches like wainscoting to a room. It makes the home feel like it has some extra character and history. I also painted some color samples on the wall. The color I am going with is the lighter gray blue. Silver sage from Restoration Hardware. I think it is going to pop against the white color underneath. I always get samples of the colors I want to paint and paint some on the wall. I live with them for a few days and see how the color changes in the light. It is a lot easier than painting the whole room then deciding if we like the color or not. Painting is next! My favorite part. Pin It

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New master bath project

I am so so excited. I am moving on to the next project! We have officially started our master bathroom. Things are cleared out, colors are picked, and I am ready to get to work. Can't wait to show the progress! Pin It