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...]

Hooks are hung, stuff is organized.

I guess since I posted about the guest bathroom yesterday I'll just segue into a post about some organizational stuff I've done in all the bathrooms. Let's start with the kids' bathroom since it is by far the worst/messiest disaster of a bathroom in the house. If I didn't know better I'd say the kids have been raised in a barn. Here's their tub/shower. Are you picking up a mess vibe? Ya? Me too. In their defense, they simply cannot reach any type of shower organizer that hangs from the shower head. They are kids. Kids are not tall. They also can't reach the window ledge or the towel … [Read more...]

More updates in the guest bathroom

When we moved in a few months ago our guest bathroom looked like this: After a little tweaking (not to be confused with twerking. Gross.) here, I managed to spruce it up enough that my kids weren't frightened to shower in there (often one kid will shower in the guest bathroom if they are in a hurry and both need to shower at the same time). Eta: I've been getting questions about the shower curtain. Here's an entire post about where it's from and the low down on it. Well, I've been back at it again in there. The cabinet above the toilet has been driving me crazy. It is ugly, … [Read more...]

The bathrooms got a fast facelift

Moving day came and went, and we were all moved in. Now it was time to get settled! Well, first order of business? Showering. The previous owners left the shower curtains in two of the three showers (our master bathroom has a glass door, not a curtain). After assessing both bathrooms I determined that the curtains and rods had.to.go.    The rods are those super nice ones that bow outward to give you more elbow room. However, these had seen better days and were ripping out of the wall. Plus, as much as people rave about this style of shower rod, I personally am not … [Read more...]

Bathroom and kitchen updates [6 new faucets]

Last weekend Ben and I ran a marathon. Well, not really ran. And we did it barefoot. I didn't even put a sports bra on. In fact, our marathon didn't involve running at all. Instead, it involved swapping out 6 awful builder-grade faucets for new only-slightly-more-expensive replacements. I say "marathon" because it literally took us all day and any amount of mental strength we could muster up. I wanted to quit several times. But we endured and get 'er done. Most of the day Ben spent on his back under a sink. It was really hard for me to refrain from poking or tickling him … [Read more...]