Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Master Bath Remodel

Finally……..FINALLY finished.  Well, 95% anyway.
We have one of those oh so glamorous 1970’s style en suite master baths.  Which in this house means it’s about the size of a postage stamp. It needed a total remodel.  We even had to replace the subfloor under the potty.  Who knew a new toilet could be so exciting!
Sorry, blurry pic.  The shower curtain was a $3.00 Goodwill find.
I would have loved to replace this cabinet above the toilet with something vintage.  But painted it duck egg blue instead.
And here’s what I really LOVE!
My new vanity and sink!  I bought this buffet years ago for this very purpose.  Boy was it worth the wait! 
I choose this vessel sink because you could mount the faucet on the sink instead of having to mount it outside like many of them.   Still searching for something to use as a back splash.  Maybe some vintage tin from an old ceiling? 
Again, duck egg blue and then distressed.  I went ahead and waxed the top.  We’ll see how it holds up over time.
Oops!  Looks like I forgot to put on the other two knobs before I took pics.
This is the only thing we have left to do.  Hang the lights.  They’ll go on either side of the mirror. 
Still looking for the perfect accessories.  I just kinda threw these in until I find what I want.  One of those “I’ll know it when I see it” type things.

Above are the most recent updates as of 8/14/13.  The lighting is finished.  I REALLY love my DIY kitchen cart turned bathroom cart.  And the earring holder that I made and attached on one of the doors.  The chair is a vintage chair that my Hubby gave me one year for Valentines day!  Hope you enjoy my DIY bathroom!

So here’s the break down on our DIY project so far.
  • Lumber for new subfloor  $100.00
  • New toilet                             $135.00
  • New flooring                        $100.00
  • New baseboards                   $25.00
  • Paint                                       $ 35.00
  • Vessel Sink                           $125.00
  • Vintage Buffet                     $125.00
  • Sink Faucet                          $125.00
  • Lighting fixtures                    $60.00
  • Misc. Plumbing Supplies     $50.00
The total for one teeny tiny         $755.00
1970’s bathroom
I’m happy that it was only a small bathroom!
Now it’s time to go shopping for some fluffy white towels and other goodies!
Have a wonderful week!  Lots of barn news and pics. from our property coming after this weekend!
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Sunday, August 12, 2012


Crushing on yellow right now!  Pics. from our Pinterest boards


LOVE this yellow chandelier!


Wonderful entry!


Yellow throw.  Cabin in the mountains


You gotta love this chair!  From the shape to the pattern!


On the table


With a great gallery wall and a touch of orange.


In fashion accessories

And on my dining table






Yellow tureen.  A thrift store find by Heather.  $4.00

Leaf plate.         Thrift store find again, by Heather.  $2.00

Vintage bird.     The Rink.  About $6.00

Dog.                     From my Mother’s collection

Have a lovely week!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Contemplating Color

Just trying to decide on colors in my dining room.  I’m having a settee made and getting rid of some of my chairs. 

I’ve chosen this fabric.


from fabric.com for the slipcover.  I love the texture and it will go with just about any other accent color.

The walls are going to be a very light taupe/gray.  I haven’t quite decided yet.  I have it narrowed down to a few Ben. Moore choices. 

That hutch from my last post…….hummmmm now that’s a little more difficult.

I’ll probably go with a Robins Egg.  One thing’s for sure.  I will have more than enough choices.  Because…….

By the middle to the end of September……..

We’ll be a distributor for…..

maison blanchje

Maison Blanche chalk paint!  We are sooo excited.  The colors are wonderful and so yummy.  Of course, we tried the product before we made out final decision, and we are more than impressed.  It’s a fabulous product from the UK!  You can learn a little more about the paint HERE!

So I’m thinking the Robin’s Egg for my hutch or maybe a soft pretty yellow.

We received a sample of the Jolie Blonde and it is that perfect soft creamy yellow that is coming on strong this fall.  We instantly fell in love with it.  We also tried the wrought iron.  The name describes it perfectly.  A soft pretty black with a lot of depth.

Needless to say…..lots of fun plans in the works for our future with the barn and the studio!

Back to scheming and dreaming here!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

A few new finds

Back in the dining room!  Take one last look!  This room is getting ready to undergo a big change.  The walls will be much lighter and the hutch will be getting new paint.  I also have plans for seating around the farm table.
I thought briefly about getting rid of the hutch, but I have too much fun rearranging several  times a year!
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That yuk yellowy color has got to go.  I will be keeping my creams and browns though.  In fact, I’ve added a few new finds from vacation.
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Had to have this little guy.  He’s a tea diffuser.
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I found these CUTE candles at Twice Touched in Red Lodge, Mt.  Just love them!  Real wax on the outside.
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But they run on batteries.  Great for Christmas but I couldn’t wait THAT long! Smile
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Picked up the cute majolica looking owl a month or so ago at The Rink.
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Quite a random  collection, isn’t it?
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And last but not least…..in my kitchen window…..I have been wanting one of these FOREVER.
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I’ve passed up I don’t know how many of these little kitchen scales.  They were either too expensive or in terrible shape.  I found this Hanson scale  in Cody, WY. for a STEAL!   At least half of what I would have paid for it here.   And don’t you love the little red shelf?  Again, the little egg basket came from Twice Touched in Red Lodge.  Hadn’t even found the scale yet when I purchased it.  And it turned out to be the perfect size! 
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Between the drought and the 113 degree temps. while we were on vacation, I pretty much have nothing in my yard that hasn’t burned to a crisp.  So I’m enjoying the pictures that Heather took while we were on vacation.

Most of these pictures were taken in the gardens of the Calico Restaurant in Jackson Hole, WY.  Beautiful!  It was 50 degrees the morning we left Jackson to drive home.  The thought still makes me wanta cry!  I love love those cool dry temps. 



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Yummmmm……longing for those cooler temps.!



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