Category Archives: bathroom

The DIY Show Off Showed Off My Bathrooms!

I just wanted to give a big thank you to Roeshel who featured my 2 bathrooms on her blog today! Totally made my day! Her blog is called The DIY Show Off and you all should totally go check it out! She has lots of postings on her own home remodeling projects as well as her readers!

The DIY Show Off

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Kitchen/Bathroom


Here’s some other photos of my bathroom and kitchen that I have previously posted on.

I’m keeping my post short today, I’m going to the fabric store today to pick out some new upholstery for my grandmother’s chair! I hope everyone has a fun Halloween weekend!!

Basement Bathroom Remodel

Drew bought our current home prior to me moving in with him so of course I have to give him a little grief because when he was looking at houses this bathroom was actually considered a bathroom! I don’t know about the rest of you but would you even wash your hands in there?

Or take a nice refreshing shower?

Well we finally remodeled the space this summer and are very happy with the results. We used basic ceramic square tiles on the floor and subway tile in the shower area. The sink is mounted to the wall to save on space. We used brushed stainless steel fixtures and everything was bought right off the shelf, to save some dough. The paint is light gray. The shower curtain is from Crate and Barrel (Marimekko-Lahtimaja).

This is our shower stall now, the fixture is hanging from the ceiling so it feels like its raining!

I would have to say that this falls into the category of biggest improvement so far on our house!

Mix High and Low Pieces

Yes I know the bathroom before was pretty awesome, well awesome if it was 1989! We knew we had to do something but as always didn’t have a ton of money to spend. My secret, its about mixing it up. I always splurge on hardware, fixtures and countertops.

I saved money by using materials that did not have to be specially ordered, painting existing cabinets and decorating from budget friendly stores like Target and the clearance section at Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. My rule is usually, don’t buy it unless its on sale!

Another tip to make it seem like you spent alot of money on your bathroom is to buy expensive soaps from speciality stores and put them in your budget friendly silver tray you picked up at the antique store!

In the end a room is the same as getting dressed, you don’t have to spend alot of money on your black t-shirt but throw in some great accessories and your outfit will look like a million bucks. With clothes and with your home I think its all about the bling!