Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Daytona Beach 2010

We had a great vacation spending our Thanksgiving in Daytona Beach.  We have a timeshare so we stay in the same place every year.  It is right on the beach and so relaxing.  Kid LOVED the beach - all of them!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Master Bath Renovation

So proud of my husband and his handyman abilities! We were originally going to replace the vanity so we could have double sinks – the original bath had to be from 1978 when the house was built – scalloped, lime green marbled countertop, mint green toilet, carpet in the vanity area. Definitely needed some updating but weren’t quite ready to tackle all of it until we had a slight glitch- the new vanity cabinet and countertop was 3/4” too wide – they must’ve built the original in to fit b/c standard is 60” which is what we assumed we had until we did a very accurate measurement after we bought the new one. Needless, to say, this became a complete overhaul which was needed but not planned. Took about a month of sharing bathrooms with kids but not ONE professional called in for the job! Unless you consider our friend, Jim, another DIY’er who came to help wire the 2 lights above the mirrors. I did the grout in floor which I learned from watching a 5 minute video on the internet, and the painting of ceiling and walls, and I painted over an icky southwestern print canvas to make my own simple design-although I think Morgan could’ve done just as nice of a job being a 3rd grader but it fills up wall space for sure! It is a HUGE canvas that was going to go to the garbage until I tried to improve it. I also painted the brassy closet doors to brushed silver and used some glass frosting spray to update it a little. Not sure if you can tell from the pics of it b/c it reflects everything in our garage in the mirrors just so you know what you are looking at.

IMG_3680IMG_3757 if you look below, you will see there was a partial wall dividing the toilet from vanity area-that is what we had to remove to fit new vanity in)

IMG_3675IMG_3813old/new(carpet vs tile)

IMG_3677 OLDIMG_3827NEWIMG_3826



IMG_3684Mirrors before(brassy gold trim)

IMG_3686After the spray paint(see the frosted border I spray painted within the mirror?)

IMG_3683how I taped it off

IMG_3830final product (with some great wall decals I got off Etsy-bringing it forward 30 years!)

IMG_3758my artistic abilites-not much as you can see (used to have clay pots painted with all the southwestern designs – very icky!) with a natural light wood frame)-wish I could find a before picture of it!-Just painted right over it!

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