Monday, August 8, 2011

Our First Home Part 2

If you missed Part 1, go here for that post. I left you with a sneak peek of the bathroom. I should warn you that I do not claim to be an interior decorator. I am not one to spend much money on decorating. We have always intended to sell this house at some point so I was going for pretty neutral for the wall color, fixtures, and such. Now that we have covered that....

 We ditched any piece of the green!

I love my red shower curtain! My sister bought it for me for Christmas one year and I still love it. It was from Target and it has a quilted look to it. 

Thankfully we were able to relocate the sink which gave us a lot more room!
What used to be a linen closet turned into a large vanity area. The only downfall is that I have to close the door to get into the cabinets on the left of the sink. You are only able to see 2/3 of the vanity in the finished picture. There are matching cubbies on the other side of the mirror. My husband and father in law built the vanity to fit our space as well as the cubbies. I found the baskets (at Wal-Mart) and had the boys men custom fit the shelves. A little secret... I had them turn the bottom right "door" into a drawer. Now I keep my towels in there. You could also use it as a laundry hamper. This was actually my father-in-law's idea!

I was not to interested in having a separated tub/shower surround but since it was a remodel versus new construction, we had to find something that would fit through our house. I didn't want to deal with replacing silicone all the time so this was the best option.

On the decorations, I needed a place to display my Willow Tree collection and they ended up in the bathroom. They are all gifts from special occasions. I made the heart wreath that you can find a tutorial for here. It lives in my bathroom until Valentines Day comes around and then it goes on my front door. I only paid $5 for the clock on clearance at a Kirkland's in Branson, MO.

Come back tomorrow to see what the exterior of our house looks like today! Did you forget what it looked like to start with? Let me remind you- 

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  1. SO much better! I bet you love it every time you walk in there now. :) Thanks for linking up and sharing at the Weekend Warrior!


  2. Thanks for your comments on Uber savvy buzzword. That green of yours sure was something to behold- amazing!!! But what a beautiful transformation- it must feel wonderful to live with -so fresh!

  3. Awesome, you did a great job. I love the cross set.

  4. Very nice job! It looks so clean and fresh now. I love your red shower curtain,too.


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