Monday, July 14, 2014

guest bathroom reveal

I'm back with another room reveal today, and it feels go-uh-ood.  Working our way through this house, and finishing up spaces is the best feeling.  And, the best part about finishing up the guest bathroom was that it was all set for our out-of-town guests to use this past weekend, and upcoming week.

This was the bathroom when we moved in.  Nothing terribly offensive, and I really like the shower.  The floor and vanity weren't my favorite.
And here is the space today. Completely transformed.
A few months ago, I updated the vanity and floors, with Java Gel Stain on the vanity and grouted vinyl tile. The paint color is Rainwater by Martha Stewart (Home Depot).  The color is actually discontinued, but I just asked the guy at the paint counter and they still had the color details in their system.
 We framed out the large mirror with 1x3s painted white, just like I did in the 1/2 bath downstairs.  And, if you read Young House Love, you may recognize the light fixture from the guest bathroom in their last house.  We just loved it so much, that we had to order it for ourselves. We found it on Amazon here.
The soap/lotion combo are from World Market; the photo is one Matthew took that last time we were in Austin; the frame and hand towel are from Target, and the towel holder is from Ikea.
 I picked up this little window mirror from our neighborhood garage sale, and just planted a little $3 succulent in a clear candle holder I already had (I think I got it from the Dollar Store).
 Did you know that they make baskets specifically to go on the back of your toilet tank? I didn't know until I was wandering around Target looking for a basket for the tank and happened upon this one.  It is perfect for a box of Kleenex and a few extra rolls of toilet paper.
The shower is in great shape, so we didn't have to do anything there.  We just added this white shower curtain from Home Goods, and hooks from Amazon (unfortunately, it looks like they are not currently available.)
 Another $10 hook board from Ikea (like this one here and here) for towels.  So much easier than towel bars.
 And to round out the room, I used leftover materials and made another wood valance like the one in the kitchen. I still just love the simplicity of this, and the warmth of the wood-tone against the cool blue color and white accessories.
 This room is exactly what I had imagined: a spa like retreat for our guests to use.  
In the future, we would love to update the counter top/sink/faucet and possibly backsplash, but for now this room is just perfect.  The entire makeover came in at less than $250, so I'm pretty stoked about that, considering the impact this transformation has had.

P.S. The room looks beautiful from the hallway...

Monday, July 7, 2014

plank backing for expedit

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We had a great weekend full of amazing food, family, a few diy projects, and mostly just enjoying each other's company. 

Last week, I shared our Kitchen Reveal, and I appreciate everyone's wonderful comments here on the blog, on Facebook and over on Hometalk.  I can't tell you how much your kind words mean to me!  

In the post, I shared our updated island, that features wide-plank beadboard. 
We had some scrap pieces laying around after this project, and they were just enough to make some backing pieces for our Ikea Expedit that we use as our entertainment center.  If you remember before, we just had pieces of cardboard painted to match the wall behind the unit.  It was an okay solution for the time being, but we love the new look a whole lot better.
We also finished out the bottom row with two more baskets.
 Our living room has the most wonderful feeling, now...
The best part about makeovers like this, is that they cost very little.  We spent $26 on two more baskets, but that's it.  Love using scraps from around the house.
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