A Collection of Bathroom Vanities

You know, I've blogged about bathrooms before and I've talked about claw foot tubs too. But I've never focused on bathroom vanities and I think it's time to feature them. I'm sharing a collection of bathroom vanities in a variety of styles. Bathrooms and kitchens can make or break the deal when it comes to buying or selling a home and changing your vanity is a great way to update your bathroom. I'm lovin' this light gray one with its marble … [Read more...]

Colorful Bathrooms: 15 Inspiring Examples

Bathrooms tend to be the smallest rooms in a home, and I think that may be why some people are hesitant to add fun color to their water closets. While you might not feel comfortable painting your bathroom walls a deep red (like my daughter's powder room), there are many ways to infuse your favorite shade to create colorful bathrooms in your home. Photo by Rita May If you're blessed with a claw foot tub, consider painting it your favorite color. … [Read more...]

Using Pink in a Summer Farmhouse Bathroom

I'm anxious to get a few updates done in our downstairs bathroom but before I can do anything, we need to replace a couple of ceiling beams in the basement directly underneath. Charming old houses are beautiful, but they come with their share of flaws. Our foundation guy says the beam replacement isn't critical, but we plan to sell our house next year and I want our house to be in solid condition for the new owners. So for now, I'm simply … [Read more...]

My Upstairs Farmhouse Bathroom

Today I'm sharing a few photos of my never-before seen bathroom ... at least, not seen on the blog anyway. This upstairs farmhouse bathroom of mine is nothing fancy, but I think it has a quaint little charm to it. It's certainly not your luxury bathroom by today's standards, but I've grown fond of it. I'm not sure what this room was when the house was first built back in 1875, but I'd be willing to bet it wasn't a bathroom. The sink is short … [Read more...]

Painted Furniture in the Bathroom

When it comes to decorating a room, one thing always leads to another. Always. On a whim a couple weekends ago, I painted my downstairs claw foot bathtub. Once I did that, I no longer liked the color of the cabinets in the room so that led to the next task ... painted furniture. Isn't that the way it always goes? Now I'm thinking the flooring needs an update (I think I'll settle for new rugs for now). After painting my tub Provence blue, my gray … [Read more...]

How I Stay Sane during the Fickle Spring Season

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE®,  and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstVSpring is on its way and is officially here on Friday, March 20th! This past week we've been blessed with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. While I love the spring, it can be a tumultuous season here in the Midwest. One week it's … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Bathroom Ideas

Did I ever tell you the story of how a simple clawfoot tub inspired me to purchase a house? About 16 years ago when I was a single mom with 3 kids, I decided to check out an old farmhouse for sale that was featured in a local newspaper. I really wasn't in a position to purchase a house, but a girl can dream. It was a cute house but I kept thinking it was out of my reach. But then the realtor opened the door to the farmhouse style bathroom with … [Read more...]

How I Made Bathing Easier with Wire Baskets!

Well now that I've written that title I'm not sure if you'll think it's weird ... but it's true. I found a couple wire baskets that make taking a bath in our claw foot tub a bit easier! If you've been to my blog before you know we have 2 claw foot tubs in our home. One has a shower surround, the other doesn't. In the downstairs bathroom, we added a shelf above the tub to help hold things but I don't like the look of shampoo and soap sitting on … [Read more...]

My Experience Being Published in an Italian Decor Magazine

Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, "Gli Speciali di Casa Chic."  At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I'll receive several hard copies of my own. As you'll see … [Read more...]

Review of 2012 Home Decor Goals

About a year ago I started blogging in hopes it would motivate me to turn my home from a hodge podge mess to a more cohesive style. Problem is, I like too many styles and needed to fine tune because I'm not that good at pulling together eclectic. So I looked at Pinterest and several blogs for inspiration. I started to notice a theme in what I was most drawn to ... soft colors in a bright and airy setting with farmhouse-cottage style furnishings. … [Read more...]

Celebrating All Hallow’s Eve

After the trick or treaters have come and gone, how will you spend what's left of your hallowed evening? For me, it's going to be a relaxing, candlelit bubble bath.Lots of autumn candles scented with pumpkin and cinnamon.Makes me wanna just climb on in.A good book is a must when you want to linger in the bubbles.A variety of candles is heavenly, as long as you make sure the fragrances blend well.I wrapped a few mason … [Read more...]

My Claw Foot Tub Gets Frenchified

This weekend marks the third time this year that I've painted the bathroom. And I'm happy to say I think I finally found the right color and the right touches. Still a few more tweaks to be made but I think I'm on the right track now. Took long enough!Here's my beloved claw foot tub. It took me years to get up the nerve to paint her. In my last bathroom post, I said I wanted to paint her, and ya'll encouraged me to do it.About 99% of … [Read more...]

The Bathroom Makeover Gets a Makeover

Can we talk? I'm frustrated with my bathroom. My downstairs bathroom is kinda narrow and it has no window. It's hard to decorate and it's even harder to photograph due to complete lack of natural light. Anywho ... I gave it a makeover several months ago and wasn't happy with it. So here I am again, posting about my bathroom after a few changes. Call me crazy, but I wanna paint that claw foot tub. I don't dare though,  because someone took a lot … [Read more...]

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