Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Organizing Newly Painted Bathroom Vanity


So like I've mentioned before, I am currently making over our Master Bathroom.
I just got finished painting the vanities white.

Here is what they looked like before:
(Other vanity not shown)

And can I tell you, now that they are white, the room just feels so much more brighter.  I love it.


I also love that there are dents and knots in the wood,  it gives it a little bit of character.


And then over the weekend we went to World Market - Love that store!
I picked up some Nag Champa incense. I'm an incense girl, I love the natural smell of them.
I also picked up some pretty paper, handmade in India.


I decided I wanted to use the paper as drawer liner.
I also went to the Dollar Tree and picked up some drawer organizers.


To cut the paper to fit my drawers, I first laid the drawer upside down, and then I used a blade to cut the paper to size.


I then stuck duct tape on all four corners to hold it in place.


I only had enough paper to do a few of the drawers.  I may go back for another roll, maybe get another print and mix it up.


The drawers sure look pretty when I open them up.


Well actually. . . lets be realistic here... This is what they really look like now.



:)
I'll be back soon to share more of our bathroom makeover.
Thanks for stopping by,

Emily

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Beachy Master Bedroom Reveal


I am so excited to be done with our master bedroom makeover, and even more excited to get to share it all with you today. 


So here is the room before:

 Tan walls, tan ceiling, dark furniture, and a black slated bed.
But overall a great attic room with slanted ceilings, skylight, and a charming old brick chimney.

And now the After:


First I painted the walls and ceiling white.
And actually it's not white but a really light cream color called, Subway Tile by Valspar.


Then I painted some old shutters and placed them around the window (post here).


The bedding is all new from Ikea.


Well all but the eyelet sheet.


I found the wicker headboard at a yard sale up the street.
I paid 10 dollars for it. Score!  
You all know how much I love Wicker :)



 I then had fun adding some of our favorite beach pictures and seashells around the window.


And taped a few more on the walls.


One side table consist of a couple of old trunks stacked on top of each other.


The other side table is an old piece we got from my mother in law. I kept meaning to paint it, but opted out and decided I liked it wood. . . at least for now.


I have created my own little dressing area in the bedroom.


My clothes hang from an antique department store clothing rack.
I love it!
And I love to give it a spin to decide what to wear.


I have my collection of seashell necklaces hanging on the wall. 
And then I have turned an old stool into a shoe holder.


Here is a picture that shows a little more of the layout of the room. 
(Ignore the light, I hope to get some new ones soon).


In my last post HERE I blogged about the makeover I did on the two dressers in the room.
Because this one is right under the slanted ceiling, I'm not able to put anything on it, but that's okay.


Here is the other side of the room.  My husbands closet is hidden behind that wall.
The master bath is to the left.  I am currently in the process of making that room over. 


This is kinda an awkward space in the room, it leads to a storage closet.
You just have to watch from hitting your head against the ceiling to get to it. 


But it was the perfect spot to put the other dresser.
I have decorated this little space with an old window, a wicker mirrors and a pretty blue frame.



The crackled frame was a yard sale find.  I placed one of my favorite wedding pictures inside of it.


The palm tree candle holder is special, we bought it as a wedding gift in Hawaii.


I plan on painting the stair rails white. Projects, projects, projects... They Never End!


But it sure is nice to have this room almost complete.
I love being up here now. 


Wow that was a lot of pictures!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Emily








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Monday, July 14, 2014

Painted Bedroom Dressers



Yes, I have finally gotten around to painting the pair of dressers in my master bedroom.
I know, I know, I have talked about painting then for years now.
And now they are freshly painted in a bright white.
Love them!
Why did it take me so long?  I have no idea.

My mother in law gave us the dressers years ago.  She had gotten them back in the 70's -
As you can clearly tell from these before pictures:



For a while there, our master was looking more like a furniture factory, as this is where I choose to paint the pieces.



The hardware before was a brown brassy color.
I choose to paint the knobs in a pretty blue by Valspar.  I painted the handles in a metallic silver by Rust-oleum (if you look closely in the picture on the right, I used toothpicks to hold the handles up as to reach all angles). 


Truthfully I didn't like the look of it at first and was going to re-spray the handles all white. 
But the longer I looked at them, the more they grew on me.


It's nice to finally have them painted.


They look great in the room.... Which I will be sharing the reveal next.

Stay tuned!
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Emily









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