Monday, February 20, 2017

Materials Chosen for Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

This past weekend my husband and I went to Floor and Decor and bought the materials needed for our bathroom renovations. 



 We're updating our master bathroom and hall bathroom.  We've already installed granite counters with under mount sinks and new mirrors.  

We need to repaint the cabinets (in the same color) since they haven't been painted since they were originally installed 21 years ago!  I'm not looking forward to that.  But it will be nice to give them a fresh coat of paint.  


 We also just replaced a hanging light fixture with this French style chandelier.  It is the smaller version of what is in my family room.



We are replacing our white square ceramic tile flooring with porcelain tiles that look like wood planks.  They're in a greyish taupe color that make me think of driftwood.



Our shower walls will be tiled in subway tile with dark grout.


The floor in the shower will be done in this small circular shape with matching grout. 


Then we will have a niche  built into the wall of the shower to hold shampoo bottles etc.  It will look similar to this.

We will be putting bead board on the front of our tub.  It will look similar to this.



In our upstairs hall bath, we will be replacing the vinyl flooring with this ceramic tile.


My sister has this in one of her bathrooms and I fell in love with it.  It's a basket weave pattern in black and white.

There are so many material choices for bathrooms!  This is the first time I've ever shopped for these before.  I'm hopeful that the rooms will come together as I envision them.  I stuck with mostly classic designs so hopefully that will help.

Last year, we painted the walls grey and replaced the cabinet hardware, lighting, and fixtures.  Our shower enclosure was also replaced.  This year we are replacing flooring, counters, sinks and tile.  Then our bathrooms should be fully updated.

We expect to get this started a week from today!

Hope you'll stick around to see the outcome.

~ Kelly ~

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

It's finally Friday!  I think Friday is my favorite day of the week.  We got a lot accomplished this week and I wanted to share some of those things.  We have been updating our bathrooms.  So, in the half bath, we removed the small pedestal sink that came with our house and replaced it with a vanity from Lowes.  It was discounted by over 50% so it fit our budget easily.  We wanted something with storage and more counter space.  So, this painted black oak vanity with marble countertop and undermount sink gave us just what we were looking for.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Room Changes

Hello everyone!  

Are you happy it's Friday?  I know I am.  My husband will be home to finish working on the walls in our bathroom.  After our mirrors were taken down (so we could raise our vanities) it left some ugly sheetrock behind.  So, I bought some new mirrors to hang and he is going to repair and paint the walls first.  We will be replacing our floor and shower tile in there next. We will hire someone to do that! Once it's all done, I'll show the pics. 

For now, I've made some changes to our family room that I wanted to share.  

I got a new French style chair to go in front of the fireplace and a new clock over the mantel.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #104

Hi, everyone and welcome to our 104th Share Your Style Party. My name is Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I will be your host for this evening's party. I am new to the team, but I am ready and so delighted to have the opportunity to share all of your creative and fascinating ideas.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Fabulous Slow Cooker Recipe

Hello everyone!

Well...............it was painful to see the Atlanta Falcons lose the Super Bowl.  It was SO close!  We had it in our little hands for most of the game.  But, then the Patriots worked their magic and stole it from us!  Yep!  That's what I'm calling it.  It makes me feel better anyway.  I'm proud of our Falcons though.  I'm hoping we get a "do-over" next year.  Ha!  

I have been so busy here at the house that I haven't been able to take pics to share with you for the changes in our family room.  So, I am sharing this wonderful easy recipe instead.  I hope to share the family room later this week.

  We're getting new granite counters and sinks installed in our upstairs baths this week as well as new mirrors (that I must shop for). Our cabinets are getting raised with some carpentry tricks so cabinet painting will also take place.  So, I will have lots to share with you over the next few weeks! 

If you're busy like me, then you probably love slow cooker recipes!  Aren't they the best?  Here is one that stole my heart.  We had it not too long ago and I just had to share!

These are the ingredients you will need.  

pork tenderloin
dry onion soup mix
water
red wine
minced garlic
soy sauce
pepper


Friday, February 3, 2017

Adding French Style in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the big Super Bowl game?  I'm excited about it because my home team is playing in it..........Atlanta Falcons!  We are going to a friends house for a Super Bowl party so it should be fun.  Fingers crossed that we beat the Patriots!  (Sorry to all of you Patriots fans.  I just can't help rooting for my home team.) 

I've been making a lot of changes around my home lately.  Many of them have happened in my foyer.  I decided to part with my painted grey bench that I've had forever for this caned back french style bench. It came from a local home interiors store.