Monday, July 25, 2011

My First Giveaway!!

I reached over 100 followers!!! Thank you all so much for your support. It means a lot to me that you chose to follow my blog. To celebrate this milestone I'm doing my very first giveaway! The prizes will be items that I'm also using to decorate in my newly renovated bathroom.

The giveaway will be open until Monday, August 1. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, August 2. You will have several chances for multiple entries, so here are the guidelines. 

1. Become a follower then leave a comment. If you are already a follower, please leave a comment telling me this. 

2. Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win this giveaway! :)

3. If you have a blog, post about this giveaway, then leave a comment. 

4. Post something on Facebook about the giveaway, then leave a comment here. 

5. Post something on Twitter, then leave a comment here. 

There you go! There are 5 chances to win! When you enter please be sure to include your email address so I have a way to contact the winner. 

Bathroom Reveal

The day has arrived! I can finally show you my finished bathroom! I'm so excited!!! But before we get to the reveal I want to say thanks to you fabulous ladies, I have over 100 followers!!!! To celebrate I'll be doing my first giveaway. The prizes will be some of the items you will see in my new bathroom! Go here to enter!! 

Ok, back to the bathroom. I should warn you, there are lots of pictures. :) You will have to excuse the quality of the pictures.We took out the window so we no longer have any natural light and the room is very small. So the colors are a little off. Sit back and enjoy.

Just to refresh your memory here are some before pictures.

And here's what the room looks like now. 

Ahhh so much better!

New tile floor

New tub and surround and the shower curtain my mom and I made out of a drop cloth.

I love toile and have been wanting to use it in my house somewhere so I thought it would be the perfect addition to the shower curtain.

We also added some grosgrain ribbon

Remember this broken box I purchased at an estate sale for $1.50?

I painted it white, distressed it a little and hung it to display other fun finds

My husband and I made a towel holder out of a picket fence board and old doorknobs

Tiny bottles of French perfume

I painted and distressed a frame I already had and added the picture I found from The Graphics Fairy

I made this from a piece of pallet wood

This box was another estate sale find. I just noticed I was so excited to show you my bathroom I forgot to do some touch up painting and cover up all the screws. :)

It's like it was made for the shaving brushes!

We found these doorknobs at the church where we work. My husband soldered the knob to the plate so we could use them as hand towel holders.

So, what do you think?
I'm linking to the parties listed in my left-hand sidebar and to:

Monday, July 18, 2011


I haven't really shown too much of my house yet, so I thought while I'm getting the final touches finished on our bathroom, I would show the only 100% completed room in our house. That room is our son's nursery. I wanted his room to look peaceful and not too baby-ish. Something that would grow with him. We also added a lot of items that belonged to my husband and I when we were younger. It's a very sweet little room and we love how it turned out.

View from the door.

I think the framed initials are my favorite thing in the room.

This picture was a gift made by Grandma. 
We still need to hang it on the wall to cover the electrical panel.

There are lots of little things on these shelves from my husband and I. The long framed pictures are of my husband's grandfather. The cradle planter was my husband's, the wooden rosary is mine from when I was baptized as a baby. And the shoes and sweater hanging from the glass knobs belonged to my husband.

We made these by using shelves we already had around the house and attached leftover beadboard to the back. Then we added the green and blue glass knobs.

We needed something narrow for this space. So I found a towel shelf at Target to use as a book shelf.

We found this dresser at an antique store for $30. It was in great condition. All we did was repaint it. I love the sides of the dresser. My mom made the cute runner.

I love how it is naturally getting distressed in areas from opening and closing the drawers.

My stepdad made this quilt rack. The top left blanket was my husband's and the bottom center was mine. All the stuffed animals except for the white bear were mine as well.

I got the curtains at an antique store for $2.00!

Some of these books belonged to my dad.

I'm linking to the parties listed in my left-hand sidebar
and to: 
Savvy Southern Style
Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing Newbie Party
The House in the Roses
Boogie Board Cottage

By the way, in case you haven't noticed, I'm getting very close to having 100 followers!!! When that happens I'll be doing my first giveaway!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bathroom Redo Part 3

We're making great progress on the bathroom remodel! We just have to fill nail holes and paint all the trim, paint the door, and patch a hole in the ceiling! Then I can start decorating!!!! Here are some more pictures to hold you over until the big reveal. :)

New tile floor

New door, trim, and crown molding. 
All needs a coat of paint.

The sink is in!!

Vanity light and the vintage mirror
I repainted and distressed

If all goes as planned, I'm hoping to share the completed room with you next week!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bathroom Redo Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of our bathroom redo, go here. We are making lots of headway on our remodel. We should be completely finished in the next week or two!! Yay! I can't wait to do a big bathroom reveal. In the meantime here are some pictures of our progress.

Here it is completely gutted. 

 The rebuilt shower wall and new tub and surround!

 Drywall is up!!

Fresh coat of paint

Accenting in oil-rubbed bronze 

Come back for Part 3 next week!