It is amazing how paint can transform a space

The guest bathroom finally got a fresh coat of paint! Here's how it looked when we moved in: And here's how it's looking now! The bathroom still needs a full overhaul, but the green is gone and the room is much more soothing now. Check out this adorable little wall hook! I will never tire of my love for animal heads. I found this "Do Something Awesome" sign and of course had to get it. AWESOME is my favorite word, after all! Before and Afters:       *Paint color is Sherwin Williams Stucco in a satin finish … [Read more...]

Easier way to install wall hooks

We recently updated our daughter's bathroom (which also doubles as the guest bathroom) with some beadboard and a row of hooks. Now there are plenty of spots to hang all the beach towels that end up all over the floor each summer. Today I want to show you how to easily install hooks. This tip can be used when hanging anything on your wall - nails, screws, anchors, hooks, etc. Start by using pieces of painters tape to eyeball where you want your hooks. You don't need to measure quite yet. This just helps you get an idea for how many hooks you want and how far apart you want them. … [Read more...]

The dirty grout miracle cure

Hey everyone! I hope you have had a great week this week. I spent the better part of an evening working on bathroom grout. Yup, fun stuff going on over here at the house of Hepworths. Our guest bathroom is nothing to scream home about, but you know what? It has a functional shower, toilet, and sink with clean running water, so I can't really be too disgusted with it. AmIright? I mean, there are so many people in the world that don't even have clean water, so for me to complain that oh.em.gee. my countertop is tile instead of granite? makes me sound like a total brat. Well, I guess I am … [Read more...]

The bathroom flip flop

Hold onto your hats because this post is going to get a little crazy. And when I say "crazy" what I really mean is "confusing". The kids' bathroom and the guest bathroom are both in the same hallway. The kids' bathroom is the first door on the right, and the guest bathroom is the last door at the very end of the hallway. The kids' bedrooms are sandwiched between both doors (the 2nd door on the left and the 2nd door on the right). Here's the floor plan to help get you oriented. When we moved in I put the kids bathroom between the girl room and the living room. It seemed like … [Read more...]

How to replace a leaky toilet flapper

Today I'm going to show you a very basic DIY repair that you should know how to do. If you already can do this, awesome! If not, then this tutorial will save you at least a hundred bucks or so (that's how much you would pay a plumber to come to your house). Several weeks ago one of my toilets started running continuously. I would go in an jiggle the handle to get it to shut off. It seemed like the tank just would not quit filling up. Not only is the sound of a toilet continuously filling up like mega super annoying, it also wastes tons of water and costs you a fortune on your water … [Read more...]

Master bathroom update (new towel hooks)

A long time ago I showed you my bathroom. And it pretty much still looks the exact same as it did a year and a half ago. The room is nice enough that it hasn't warranted an immediate makeover (I've had bigger fish to fry), it's just boring. Builder beige walls, builder beige tile, etc. There is one serious flaw though that has driven me nuts. The room is seriously lacking anywhere to hang wet towels. They usually get hung over the shower door or even worse, over our actual doors. I've pretty much lived with this nonsense for 2+ years. I'd finally had enough. I was at Home … [Read more...]

How do you feel about this shower curtain?

So I've run into a little snag with the guest bathroom makeover. When I started the bathroom it was looking really sad and pathetic: So far I've painted the room, installed all new hardware, and shared tips for painting around a toilet and hanging a shelf level. Today I want to talk shower curtains. I found this curtain at West Elm. It was seriously love at first sight. Exactly what I was searching for for this bathroom. I ordered it on the spot. Finally the shower curtain arrived in the mail. It certainly isn't as yellow as I expected. In fact, it's more like … [Read more...]