I'm back!

8.24.2009



Sorry I have been gone for so long. We have been busy moving and updating our outdated bathroom.

We are officially in our very first home! It is incredible to be out of a dark basement and into a house with light and a backyard for Char to run around in.

Let me tell you a little bit about it. It is 925 square feet (small I know) and built in 1959. Every home on this street has some kind of addition, except ours. So it's an original. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. One of those bedrooms being my office/craft room! You don't even know how excited Christopher is about that one. We can finally eat on our kitchen table! We usually end up eating on the couch at our coffee table because it seems I'm always working on some craft.

Here are a few pictures of the updated bathroom. The bathroom definitely needed some work. The tub was a jetted tub from like the 1970's. In fact, it is still sitting in our side yard. We had better take that to the dump before we look like white trash....hee hee hee.

It took 2 weeks to update the bathroom. If any of you are thinking of updating your bathroom, just let me tell you, it's not easy. It took 2 days to lay tile and grout (which Chris had never done before-but did an excellent job, let me add), several days to finish the drywall around the tub (Kudos to Dave-Chris's dad-for helping us with that! As well as all of the baseboards! Thanks Dave. And thanks Uncle Chris for your help too!), and 2 days to paint. I don't know why it took so long, but it did. The color I originally got was too blue, so I had to repaint with a more charcoal grey color. Let me just also add, that NEVER, I repeat, NEVER use Wal-Mart paint!!! Paint is just one of those things you can't skimp on. I used Behr paint from Home Depot and it worked amazing!



I really didn't like the beige cabinets. In fact, I almost had Chris take them out, but as soon as I painted them white, I really liked them!

Luckily the vanity and toilet were fairly new, so we didn't have to replace those. But we did replace the light fixture and accessories to brushed nickel, instead of the oil rubbed bronze. I think it gives it a more update, modern look. If you couldn't tell, we really, really like modern. Although, I do like a touch of antique mixed in...

Cute rug I found at Biglots for only $7! All of the ones at Target were at least $20, and I couldn't bring myself to pay that much!

Cute green towels that were on sale at Target for only $3. What a deal! The shower curtain is also from Target and was designed by Dwell Studio. Love their stuff!

Love the original hardwood floors.

Cute curtains we got at IKEA. I didn't realize how well they matched the other decor we already had. The best part about buying a small house, is that we didn't have to buy any more furniture to fill it. In fact, we only bought a credenza, which I will post later, once I refinish it.

Sneak peek of the kitchen! Isn't this a Muffin Green? I love it! Thanks Chris for letting me paint it green! I'll post more pictures of the kitchen once I get the finishing touches up.

8 comments:

dhen said...

love it! so cool

City Chic said...

Wow! Amazing! Your color choices are gorgeous! I'm in love with your bathroom. I just got the same green bath towels to go with a new curtain. Now I just need to paint! But you've inspired me to get to work :)

Muffin said...

I love the colors! The blue bathroom is superpretty and that green is rocking. :)

Julia said...

Love, love love. I am so impressed by your work! It looks beautiful.

Sara PDX said...

I'm praying for the day my fiance lets me paint a room - any room - green! Nicely done. :)

jqlinesocuteithurts said...

I LOVE your choices of colors...really gorgeous. Such a lovely beautiful home. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

k-ditty said...

I love it Muffin. Congrats on the new house—& way to go on the bathroom. Yay.

Patty said...

It looks WONDERFUL!!!