Thursday, April 19, 2018

Upstairs Hall Bathroom Makeover Ideas

I know I keep saying I am going to paint the vanities in both bathrooms upstairs, but I just keep changing my mind.  So I am going to just stew on the master bathroom for a while and think about giving the hall bathroom a little personality.


This is what it currently looks like.  Just a really builder basic bathroom that is dressed with leftovers from the last house.  Nothing really horrible, but nothing really amazing either.




It reminds me of the hall bathroom from our previous home.  Nothing bad, just sort of ho-hum.  This is when we first moved in and I used a tropical shower curtain that I had from another previous home.


 Then after a couple of years I decided it was time to paint and give this bathroom a little love.  So new shower curtain, light fixture and accessories.  I took out the medicine cabinet too so we could have a towel bar.  You can see that complete makeover here.


Then a few years later, it was time to paint and freshen up things again.  I used Gel Stain on the cabinet, painted and all new hardware and accessories.  You can see this complete makeover here.


Since it is just the two of us and we don't have a lot of overnight guests, hubby has chosen to have this as his bathroom.  It is the first door out of the master bedroom, so really easy to get to.  He loves to be able to do his thing and I can do mine in the master.  Our previous master bathroom was square with a large open floor plan and tons of room for two people to move around.  The master bathroom in this house is a galley type with everything on one wall and not a lot of moving around room.


I want to keep it on the masculine side but still keep the style of the house.  As far as remodeling goes, I am thinking of replacing the medicine cabinet mirror door with a cabinet door, replacing mirror, faucet and I really think I want to use the Gel Stain on this cabinet like I did in the previous home.  It looks so pretty and some fabulous hardware would really update it too.  Then I'll see about artwork, shower curtain, rug and counter accessories.



So what do you think?

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Loft/Office Refresh - Furniture Shuffle

Seems like when you move into a new house you have the job of shuffling furniture all over the place for a while.  Pieces that were in certain rooms before don't necessarily work in the same rooms in a new house.  Then there is the problem of too much furniture and where to put it or do your just sell it.

As you guys have seen in this house, I have been moving furniture all over the place.  I think you have to live in a place for a while and see how each space functions for you before you can nail down furniture placements.   Several pieces from our master bedroom and the family room from the last house wound up in the loft/office area of this house, but then I still had a couple of strays that needed a home, so they have finally found a place here too.

The drapes and leather chair were in our family room before and the settee was in our bedroom.  The wicker trunk was a makeshift family room coffee table when we first moved into this house.  Now all those pieces reside in the loft/office and they work out pretty good.

 Still room for my office in the corner and that gateleg table has proven to be the perfect desk for me.  The wicker truck holds the porta crib that I can pop up in a minute when we babysit our grandson, so that is super handy since I usually set it up in here.

 The entertainment center that was in the family room in the last house, fits perfectly on this wall.  Now I have plenty of room for all my office storage needs and a tv behind the doors so I can watch a favorite program if I want too.  Also it is fun to decorate the bookcases with some of my favorite things here too.

 This is such a super comfortable "Girl Cave" since I am the only one that uses this area at all.

As a reminder, this is what the space looked like when we moved in.  Just 3 wall and that is all, nothing to brag about.







But now I like it and I think I finally have all the pieces necessary to make it feel like "home".
How about you, do you swap furniture around from one room to the next to try and get it right?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

419th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 419th Inspire Me Tuesday.  So much to see from last week and so much to inspire.  Here is a small sample.

If I was lucky enough to have a mudroom I would want it to look just like this one from Petite Haus.
Such wonderful storage, style and color all in one beautiful space.


Need some beautiful new drapes but you don't sew?  Lantern Lane Designs shares her step by step tutorial on how to achieve these pinch pleat beauties without a sewing machine in sight.


Adding character with molding and trim to a home can be daunting - not if you follow this wonderful tutorial from The Fogue Abode.


It's Spring and all the flowers are blooming so beautifully all around me, so when I saw this amazing picture of Everyday Living's Rose Arbor my jaw dropped.  This is stunning.


Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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