Does the fact that we have a thousand little projects going on around our house stop me from starting a new one? Hmm, no.
Our tiny master bathroom before:
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I am trying to cut corners where I can while decorating our house. Well, we recently bought a new toilet and with that new toliet came four awesome sheets of thick cardboard. They are just a hair bigger than 11X14. My mind started rolling on how to use them.
I decided to tape them together and cover them with fabric that I had on hand.
This is the cardboard after it had been taped.
I had to use a thin fabric as a liner because you could see through to the cardboard. No biggie though. I just used a extra piece out of my fabric stash. I stapled along the edge and made sure to fold the corners tight.
I then grabbed my “real” fabric and stapled it over the liner.
Drum roll please…..
I love how it looks! The wall in our bedroom was a bit off before because I hung up a picture of Greyson a while back. The new “art” balances the look of the whole wall.
Here is a throw from our bed. See how all the colors pull together? Love it!
I hate clutter…I really do. I think the major reason why I hate having the computer in the kitchen is because the computer desk is a magnet for clutter. Bills, shopping lists, recipes, etc., are always on the desk.
Beautifulness (Minus the broken drawer lol) :
A huge improvement for under $10.
$7.99 corkboard tiles from Lowes
Metallic tape (already owned)
A few weeks’ ago, we had to have a plumber come out to check on a leak in the main floor bathroom. He checked all the water valves while he was here and told me that the upstairs toliet was leaking.
That toliet has had almost everything replaced in it since we have moved it. The only thing that hasn’t been done is the nuts/screws that hold the top of the toliet to the bottom. Anyways, so long toliet…I will never miss you.
Seriously, trying to keep a cream 30 year-old toliet clean is something that I hope you never have to experience. I’ve had my eye on toliets since we’ve moved in. All the toliets need to be replaced. Well, I saw this amazing toliet awhile back and I knew it just had to be mine (if I could get Luke on board). Luke wanted a dual flush, but we decided aganist it when we looked at them. We went for an American Standard Clean Cadet.
You can stop reading if you’re not interested in toliet details. =) It has straight lines that go to the ground. No little cubbies for any *liquid* to hide. The whole seat comes off with one button. If you have a two year old boy this is a must. This makes it super easy to clean under the lid. The bowl also has a cleaning agent in it.
Luke installed it and I have to say I’m pretty proud of him. It fought him at every turn. Once he took the old toliet out, he realized that the leak was pretty bad. The carpet pad had to be replaced and the flooring had to be dried. He did that and then realized that most toliets are so many inches from the wall (I think 12). Well, our house can never be standard. I think we were at 11 inches. Basically, it made us have to go to Lowe’s three times to get the right adaptors so that the hose from the wall could actually reach the toliet.
I watched a You Tube video saying to expect toliet installation to take 45-60 min. Then, I read a few reviews on Lowe’s and it said anywhere from 2-4 hrs. Well, I think it took three days at our house. lol. Seriously though, everything went wrong that could go wrong.
Next time, we are shooting for under one night.
Now, if only we can get rid of that disgusting carpet and wallpaper.
Well, the guest bedroom is finally clean. It isn’t updated, it doesn’t look nice and it doesn’t match, but all the junk is finally put away.
We were able to move the bed frame from Greyson’s room this weekend because he moved to a big boy bed. *Sigh*
We have plans to update this room to make it an office/guest bedroom. It is almost at the bottom of the to-do list. So, I’m thinking it might be done in 2015. =)
What you don’t see in the pictures are major marks on the walls, dingy carpet/ceilings and things like this…