Bathroom Reveal (part 2)

Next up in the week o’ reveals is the guest bathroom. We did and spent the least in there. Pretty much because it’s only a half bathroom. Here’s the before picture… And a budget breakdown…  Flooring  $52.00  Board and Batten (lattice & top molding)  $53.80  Baseboard  $23.34  Toilet  $108.00  Light  $88.00  Mirror  $7.53  Vanity/Sink  $50.00 …

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Traditional Surprise

We’re closing in on all these bathrooms and I’m getting excited to reveal them to you, but I’m already annoyed because I still only have my phone camera and barely know how to use that. 😉 Maybe you guys all just need to come over for a huge reveal party (someone bring a latte machine!) …

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Happy Birthday To Me

Today is not my birthday. But it wasn’t very long ago, and we did this… I busted into the wall between the living room and kitchen (without telling anyone) while the hubs and kids were upstairs playing video games. (Pretty sure I scared them half to death.) Don’t anyone get excited. I was just checking …

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Shower Doors and Snowcaps

I’ve been putting off buying a shower door for about…oh…a year now? I knew it wouldn’t be an inexpensive item, and I’ve been hoping/waiting for an awesome sale or a floor model/open box to be available. I wasn’t really expecting that since it’s not exactly the type of thing that goes on sale or that …

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Musical Chairs

I got some chairs from OU for $5 each back when they were redoing the College of Architecture. They were originally wood and then I painted them white and we’ve used them at our kitchen table for about four years. They were getting kinda dirty; I didn’t use a paint that was very scrubable. Bad …

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Black Hardware

I’m going to remind you one more time that my budget for the boys’ bathroom was pretty much non-existent. Is it annoying to hear that? I hate when people are always talking about money, but this blog is nothing if not full of ways to update your home on a limited budget. The way I …

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Green Vanity

This really is the first house we’ve owned where I wasn’t thinking about resale or appealing to the mass of renters when making design decisions. That’s not to say that I don’t think about resale every second of every day 😉 , but it isn’t always my driving force here. What better place to take …

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Boring Maintenance

We do a lot of tedious maintenance-type work around here that never makes it to the blog. Like cleaning out the gutters. After all the flash flooding and wind, we apparently had trees sprouting in our gutters. Stupid acorns and leaves and seedlings. Constant work. You know. You have a house. When we bought this …

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Green!

I promise to have two posts for you next week (already in progress), but I wanted to pop in on a Saturday and show you this… Green! How fun is that? I love the color and the paint! (No, I didn’t brush those hinges. More on that next week.) I was so excited about Lowe’s …

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More Work Less Words

If this blog had a summer theme, that would be it. A seasonal motto, if you will. “More work, less words!” But this blog doesn’t have themes or mottoes, so we’ll see how that works itself out. Pretty much, I have a kajillion things I’d like to accomplish this summer and the less I type, …

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