Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bathroom Facelift: Blik It Up!!

After painting the bathroom all white, we wanted to jazz it up a little...well I shouldn't say we, cause the hubby wasn't sure on this one. But after we got the decals up, he likes it and I LOVE IT!!

We got the decals from Blik at They came in the mail, and we had to wait for the new paint to cure, so we put everything up this weekend. They were relatively easy, but two people were necessary. They kinda go on like large stickers, but look much better than other decals I've seen before. They  basically look like someone more artistic than myself, painted them on the wall. Here's a few pics of this next phase of bathroom upgrade. 

And even in the shower...

Bathroom Facelift: Paint and Lighting

Since buying our house in 2006, we have painted every room with the exception of the bathroom...that is until we got the idea to give our tiny bathroom a little facelift. Now all of the rooms have been painted (some more than once!) For the first part of upgrade, the walls and ceiling color went from a green color (a cross between lime and mint, it was never my favorite) to a nice clean white. Check out the difference...

From the Hallway: Before

From the Hallway: After

Sink Area: Before

Sink Area: After

Shower Area: Before

Shower Area: After

Besides painting, we also updated the sconces next to the mirror. While all the other finishes in the bathroom (and most of our house) are silver, the previous sconces were gold. Yuck! We got these cute silver ones for about $20 each at Lowes.



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Controlling my mess of a closet! I need help!

So I just went through my two closets and two dressers this morning. I separated the clothes that I no longer want to either donate or sell at a garage sale; I organized drawers and closet sections into categories; hung up what need hanging and folded what needed folded. And, you know, the fact of the matter is that my closets and drawers are still overflowing.

Now I can make excuses, like "I have work AND casual clothes" and "I have summer AND winter clothes". But the fact of the matter is that, I have too much! I want to simplify my life and certainly my clothing. Any suggestions...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I need a dose of spring!!!

I am desperate for spring and summer, so I took a little time today to order some wild flower seeds to plant in a few months. All of the following wildflower are from American Meadows.

I can't wait!!!