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...]

Check out the kids’ teal and grass green bathroom makeover

Guess what? I am done. D-O-N-E with the kids' gender-neutral bathroom makeover! Well, done enough. I still need some art for a wall or two, but for now, I'm calling it. I stayed pretty true to my original plan, but I did change a few things which I'll get to in a minute. Before-and-Afters are my favorite, so let's just start off there. No point in dragging it out and keeping you in suspense. You are welcome. I am super obnoxious and labeled each before and after photo just in case any of them pop up on pinterest. I am so stoked with how this room … [Read more...]

kids’ bathroom update: paint and hardware (and a lot of snark)

Holla! I'm a day late posting, but hopefully this update won't be a dolla' short. If you've been reading for more than a few days you are probably aware that I've been redoing the kids' bathroom. Yes, another bathroom post. I'm on a roll (pun unintentionally hilarious). So, let's see, where was I? I started with a moodboard of the big overhaul, then the bathroom got all up in its business with some serious beadboard treatment, and after that the ugly builder-grade mirror got a handmade (but not homemade - that sounds frumpy) frame. Which brings us to today. Hardware. And paint. And … [Read more...]

Kids’ bathroom makeover, phase 1: Hanging beadboard and trim

I have been working on the kids' gender-neutral bathroom this week and it is turing out exactly how I have been envisioning it. I am so excited to share the progress with you guys. Last week I showed you the mood board I created for the bathroom. I am so glad that you all liked it! I am pretty good at power tools and crafting and stuff, but the whole "decorating" thing is not really my forte, though I do try. Hearing that you liked my concept convinced me that my collection of stuff wasn't a total train-wreck. :) Here's where I stared from: Before I dive into all the … [Read more...]

The great big plans for the kids’ bathroom overhaul

As promised, I'm back with some exciting updates in our kids' bathroom. I have been putting off redoing their bathroom for two reasons. 1) I had a hard time coming up with a unisex theme that my son and daughter could both enjoy. And 2) (the main reason)... I was dreading going up and down the stairs like twenty billion times. But I sucked it up and have started the great kids' bathroom renovation of 2013. Here's where we are starting from. The bathroom is standard size and shape, except the toilet is across from the sink in this little alcove. I wish it were just next to the tub and … [Read more...]

Laundry Room face lift + How to install beadboard

My laundry room and I go way back. We've been through so much together: floods, venting issues, stacking and unstacking the washer and dryer. It seems I just can't make up my mind with the configuration of this poor room. It's plenty big enough to be both a mud room and a laundry room, yet it feels overwhelmingly suffocating at the same time. Several months ago I got sick of the current placement of the washer and dryer, so I bought a stacking kit and a bunch of new hoses and power cords. The appliances were then moved down the wall about 8' and stacked. One thing about … [Read more...]

The board and batten is done

The board and batten in Kinsey's room is finished!!! Before I started this project she had been living in a football field... Sad, I know. The other day I tormented you guys by showing you a half finished board and batten project. It's like dangling a carrot. I'm all about real time though, and that is where I was. Yesterday I did my last swipe of pink paint. I may have heard Angel's sing. Never has a room taken so long to paint! I still have loads of work to do in here, like buy all new outlet covers and put them on. Oh, and decorate. I can't wait to start … [Read more...]