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Bathroom Sources and Price Breakdown

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Happy Friday! So glad it’s Friday. We have a pretty full day planned today but the weekend is pretty free. I’m excited to be able to wrap up (cross your fingers) two small projects Saturday and Sunday. We bought a new project toy – an air compressor, finish nailer, stapler and some other tool that was packaged with it. I’m counting on Luke being excited to try out his new ‘toy’ to get one of the projects done. lol.

If you missed it, make sure to check out the full bathroom reveal that I posted on Wednesday.

Anyways, today is all about the bathroom sources, details and price breakdown… right? Let’s get to it!

Before and After DIY Bathroom Renovation

We had budgeted $1250 for the update. This wasn’t a hard and fast budget but was a “stick around that number” budget.

Bathroom DIY Budget Breakdown

I did the best I could on writing stuff down, so I THINK we came in right under budget! Crazy, right?

I scored the sconces on a great deal at Restoration Hardware and the tile was from a tile overstock warehouse. The mirrors were a HomegGoods find. We decided not to paint the tile around the bathtub nor replace the bathtub. We had budgeted a little bit to help update both of those things but in the end, we decided to keep them as is.

I’ll do my best with sources.

This cute herringbone artwork is from Minted but I actually won it in a giveaway hosted by  The Design Confidential. It’s funny, because I had featured that artwork sometime back saying that I totally loved it.

Minted Art as Bathroom Decor

Yellow Plant Hanger – Urban Outfitters

White Plant Hanger – DIY

Brown Belt Hanger – DIY

Privacy Contact Cling – DIY

Turkish Towels – HomeGoods

Hanging Plants in Bathroom with DIY Privacy Striped Windows

Submarine Art - lesmoineauxdeco

Kids Bathroom Art with Underwater Submarine

Sconces – Restoration Hardware

Medicine Cabinet – Amazon

Striped Towel – West Elm (similar)

Towel Hanger – Restoration Hardware

Be a Nice Human Print – Oh My Deer

Modern Medicine Cabinet as Decor in Bathroom

Tile – Sourced locally but this is it

Glass Jar – West Elm

Bowl – Thrifted

Rugs – Kohls (no longer have)

Modern Gray and Yellow Bathroom Update

Whew, I think I got all of them.

If you’re interested, here are some how-to posts that we posted regarding this bathroom.

Tile – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Installing a Sink

Updating Can Lights

Have a  great weekend!

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Bathroom Reveal

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I went back through the archives of the blog (back to when only my Dad, Stepmom and Grandma were reading) and found when we started the bathroom renovation…. August 2012. Wow, can we just get it on record that this will be our longest DIY in the history of ever! Nothing, and I’m talking to you, Kitchen RENO, will take this long. Seriously, I lost all direction, patience, motivation and excitement for this thing and that’s not a good place to be.

For those of you who don’t know, our goal with this bathroom update was to modernize it and make it fit us without spending a ton of money. Our plan (2-5 years) is to enlarge the master bathroom by taking about 8 ft of this bathroom. At that time, this bathroom and the master bathroom will get an overhaul. I’ll be back on Friday with all the budget details, sources and why we did or didn’t do things (which will help clearly explain the longterm plans).

Without further adieu, enjoy the pictures!

Before:

Bathroom Before Picture

After:

DIY Bathroom Renovation including White Washed Wood Tile Double Mirrors in Bathroom

Hanging Plants in Bathroom with DIY Privacy Striped Windows

Gray and Yellow accents in Kids Bathroom Kids Bathroom Art with Underwater Submarine

Kids Bathroom Art - Quirky and Fun

Modern Medicine Cabinet as Decor in Bathroom

String of Pearls in a hanging planter in bathroom

Minted Art as Bathroom Decor

Modern Gray and Yellow Bathroom Update

Before/After:

Before and After DIY Bathroom Renovation

This was our first large project that we started in the house. Before starting it, we had never done ANY electrical, plumbing, tile work, caulking, baseboards, etc. So, the learning curve was HUGE. Let’s just say we lived to tell the tale. Come back on Friday for all the nitty-gritty details! =)

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Pinterest Approved

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Happy Monday! Did you guys have a good weekend? Ours was very full, but in a good way. We were hoping to get the last bit of our “Fall” leaves cleaned up on Saturday since it was so warm (50 in Jan is CRAZY!). We managed to get three trailers full of leaves hauled off but still no bueno. We have at least one more, but probably two, to go. That took up all of Saturday. Sunday, we went to Church and then out for lunch. Greyson opened his own savings account and we decided to celebrate by having a “special” meal out once he hit $50. So, Luke and I spent $50 on the meal to celebrate his $50 savings. Lol. =)

The absolute BEST part of the weekend was that we FINISHED the hallway bathroom. Yep, that crazy bathroom that we started over 2 years ago! It’s done. It’s lacking a good deal of cleaning and then I’ll share the reveal pictures with you. Yay!

Getting to the title of this post, “Pinterest Approved”. Have you found something on Pinterest and tried it and it failed? Yep, me too! But, I’ve recently found two things that have worked and I love.

This tip works for scraping paint off of glass.

Yep, you can use coconut oil for this.

Random, but two good tips.

and lastly, because this post hasn’t been random enough…

I’ve been crushing hard on this chair from West Elm for like 2 years (whenever I first saw it in their catalog).

West Elm Chair for Dining Room Table

It’s billed as an office chair but I want two of them for our kitchen table. Can’t you just see them flanking the end? Like, I want them BAD. Luke is even on board, probably because he’s sick of being embarrassed every time we go into West Elm and I sit and roll around in them again and again. Ok, so you’re asking… “Ashley, why don’t you just buy them?” Good question. Here’s my problem, our little guy isn’t the messiest eater but he is a kid. I would pass out if he was having something to eat on them and spilled red sauce or dropped his peanut butter sandwich on the chair. But, I would feel terrible if I bought something and was like, “honey, I’m sorry but these chairs aren’t to be used by you.”  Am I right? Any ideas? I just can’t get them out of my head.

Alright, I hope to be back on Wednesday with bathroom pictures, but it’s rainy so we shall see. =)

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Thrift Score Thursday

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I’m co-hosting again for Thrift Score Thursday. Yay!

TST Guest Host Ashley

I love seeing what thrifty finds Brynne from The Gathered Home , Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Corinna from For My Love Of and Cassie from Primitive and Proper share each week.

Each week they are checking Instagram and Twitter for your finds and then they hand-select a few to share. This week, I get to play along.

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Here are my favorites from this week’s #thriftscorethursday finds.

@futuristichuman scored this amazing Danish Modern dresser. I would love to have that piece!

Thrifted Dresser find for Thrift Score Thursday

Don’t you just adore that beautiful planter? I’m so jealous of that find by @the_decor_adobe!

Thrifted Planter For Thrift Score Thursday

This find might be the steal of a century. A $4 moroccan leather pouf… I can’t believe @themagpiecollective scored that!

Thrifted Moroccan Pouf For Thrift Score Thursday

I can’t believe that @futuristichuman had another amazing find… that landscape painting is so perfect for her space!

Thrifted Painting For Thrift Score Thursday

I didn’t find anything crazy amazing this week. I did pick up a thrifted blue and white Target vase that I had been eying at Target a few months ago. The Goodwill had it for $2 and I just had to bring it home.

Thrifted Vase and Side Table for Thrift Score Thursday

I’m not sure if it will stay on that little table or not, but I do love it.

Last week, I did find an amazing find… a campaign nightstand! If you missed it, you can see it here. I’d been on the the hunt for one for quite some time, so I was definitely pretty excited.

Make sure you check out all the lovely hosts’ finds and also enter to win the GIVEAWAY that they are hosting!

Thrift Score Thursday Brynne color

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

Thrift Score Thursday Corinna

Thrift Score Thursday Cassie

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DIY Unique Travel Art – Menu Refresh and Framing

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Last week, I shared our Arizona trip with lots of fun pictures. I mentioned that we love to eat and try new restaurants. If you’ve been around here for awhile then you know that we try to incorporate something fun from each of our trips into our hallway travel gallery. I’ve had the idea to start framing restaurant menus for quite some time, but have never actually pulled the trigger. So, I decided to go ahead and do it this time around.

We ate at Snooze in Scottsdale and it was fabulous (just like we had expected). While there, I asked if I could buy/take a menu. Their menus were printed on a thick butcher paper and were just adorable. They had some takeout menus to give away and gave me one of those instead. Unfortunately, the takeout menus were just on printer paper and a bit boring.

I took it anyways and was careful in not wrinkling it on the way home. Once home, I scanned it in to the computer.

Snooze Restaurant Scottsdale Arizona

That was just a snippet of the scans. I did a few to make sure I got what I wanted.

Since, I didn’t get the cute menu, I wanted to personalize the one I did get to remember the trip and what we ate. I decided that I wanted the logo and part of the menu (of what we ate and loved)  to be printed for our wall art.

I brought the scans into Photoshop and upped the contrast. This trick worked well because it was black writing on white paper. Then, I just created the canvas size (with a transparent background) that I wanted to print at and dropped both the logo and the menu items onto that canvas. I moved them around until I liked the placement and then called it a day.

I exported the file and had this:

Frame a Menu for a Gallery Wall

I printed this out on some kraft paper that I had. After printing it, I found some thin plywood in the garage to mount it on.

Thin Plywood to Mount DIY Travel Menu Souvenir

I laid the paper menu on the plywood to gauge what size I wanted the plywood to be.

DIY Travel Art Souvenir - Remember your favorite meal at a restaurant from when you traveled

The plywood piece that I had was just a tad too long, so we jigsawed a bit off the end.

I wrapped twine around both ends of the menu and called it a day. I love how we added something so unique (and so us) to our travel wall and I can’t wait to play around with doing others just like this.

DIY Custom Travel Art for Gallery Wall (1 of 4)

DIY Custom Travel Art for Gallery Wall (2 of 4)

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