Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Goodbye summer--hot temperatures, green grass, flowers blooming, ferns growing.

And...so long flip flops. I am certain I will keep you around into Autumn as long as I can.

Here's to you a new season just ripe for different colors and different cool breezes!

And time for a spiced pumpkin latte. YUM! 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

$25 Makeover

Gotta change something! (Sounds like a song...maybe). 
This is the way before:
Honey pine sofa table, two lamps, mirror, and various "stuff".

Second change was painting all that honey pine with first paint and then General Finishes Java Stain. Big improvement. But still the mirror over the table, lamps, and various items.

Time for that mirror to leave! I happened to find some very inexpensive pictures at TJMaxx. 

 The two similar ones were $9.95 and the Journey was $4.99. Can't beat that price and the dark frames were just what I was looking for. It's hard to tell from the pictures but they really don't look "cheap". 

So I made a type of gallery wall to go above the table and to replace the mirror. 

I think the colors will work really well when I add the fall decor to the room. I did grab a silk flower on closeout at Michaels and placed it in one of the white pitchers I collect. 

The pheasant feathers and berries are an added touch.

Yes, I am glad to see something besides my reflection in the mirror.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Shower progress

We are making progress! If you read this post, I left at the beginning. Since then, the plumber came and moved pipes. I realize this isn't an exciting event and the pictures are boring. But certainly this step is necessary in order to have a larger one.

After the plumber finished moving the pipes it was time for the next phase--adding the tile. 

The tile had to dry overnight so on to day 4: the grout process. Day 5 was the plumber returning to reconnect the shower head and faucets.

And finally--we have a shower! Day 6 the tile guy returned to install the shower door and caulk around it.

I am still working on redecorating the rest of the room. I want to replace the light, add decor, towels, and figure out a place to place towels since we lost our teeny, tiny linen closet.

All in all, our bathroom looks like it has gained several square feet!

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