So even though this project isn't quite home reno or furniture building, it was a DIY adventure. A while ago I built myself a makeup vanity and have been trying to find a seating solution ever sense. I've just been using a chair that is always getting bumped into, isn't comfy, and also doubles as our … Continue reading DIY thrifted vanity stool
Guys. The bathroom is done (pretty much). After we finished tiling, we got the shower hardware installed: Installed the hand towel ring, toilet paper holder, light fixture, and hung the mirror: We actually decided that the light/mirror was too smooshed together, so went back and raised the light and mirror to make it feel less … Continue reading Master bath finishing touches
The master bath tile is finally finished!!! (it's actually been finished a while...) After we ground down the subway tile to look a little cleaner around the niche, I dry fitted all the tile for the wall niche (which took quite a bit longer than expected). We wanted to be sure water wouldn't stagnate in … Continue reading #Tilelife is over!
We're creeping towards getting this bathroom DONE. With Halloween happening, bathroom reno kind of got put on the back burner this past weekend. Despite that, we have been making progress. We installed all the trim (baseboards, door trim, and the finishing trim for the wainscoting). (We also replaced the old cream light switches with new … Continue reading (almost) the home stretch!
There is so much tiling in this bathroom. Since we decided to do subway tile wainscoting as well, the tiling in the bathroom is the longest part of this reno. So after we did cementboard, we waterproofed (the red stuff), and jumped into tiling! While you can tile solo, we learned in the last bathroom … Continue reading #tilelife
This update actually happened a little while ago, but here it is! When we last checked in with the backyard we had cut down some tree-bushes, seeded, and tossed the rotted fenceposts. Since then we also power washed the fence, replaced the missing fenceposts, and stained it all! The drought this summer wasn't very good … Continue reading Backyard Update
So in the last master bath post you all got to see how we demo'd it. Now y'all get to see it start the road to recovery! So we had to put up cement board, tape & mud it, waterproof it, then tile begins! The beginning: Cement board up, taped, and mudded! Not a lot … Continue reading Closing those walls up
Since we've basically already done this renovation once before on the guest/hall bath, the demo on the master went far more smoothly. We basically gutted the entire thing. Vanity/sink, mirror cabinet, wall cabinet, toilet, and tub all ripped out and taken away - for free! Instead of waiting for the next bulk trash pickup day … Continue reading Demo in the master bath
Its finally time. Time to bring the master bath into the present. We haven't touched this bathroom since we moved in, so here's what we're working with: Generally we're keeping it pretty similar to the look of the guest bathroom reno we did, plus a few nicer touches. We'll be installing a shower niche, using … Continue reading Master bath reno – the before
After moving in together, Zach and I decided we were definitely going to need more book storage for our combined collection. We couldn't really find anything at our price point that was exactly what we wanted, so I decided to use some leftover/new wood to make some! We wanted the bookcases to be able to … Continue reading Office Bookcases