All posts filed under: Interior Design

Half Bathroom Remodel Complete

It’s done! I just need a soap dispenser and a fancy towel. You may look at this and think, “that looks nice.” So let me remind you what this room looked like before. BEFORE Matt replaced the toilet last year but that was the only update we had done. The room was so dark and dingy. No matter how it was decorated, it was ugly. The cabinets, trim, and countertop had yellowed. It needed a makeover. I quickly recognized that a coat of paint would not be enough. The cabinet had to go too. Each stage of the demo brought a new issue to light. Removing the mirror-wall damage, remove the old sheetrock and replace. Removing the cabinet-more wall damage and bare concrete, repair sheetrock and add six more pieces of tile.  Move the toilet-water damage from old toilet leaks, repair sheetrock. While my Dad was in town he replaced the plumbing in the wall and installed an utility sink in the laundry room (on the other side of the wall). Matt is happy it …

Master Bedroom & Bathroom

Like most of the rooms in the house, I would like to paint the master bedroom and bathroom.  In real life, the walls and curtains look like a similar tan color but in photos the walls look really dark and yellow-toned. This room is also a mix of new and old. The blue and white plates, headboard, dresser, and nightstand were given to me by my aunt (they came from my grandmother’s house) and the other items were acquired over time. The rug came from Pottery Barn and has been worth every penny. The chairs are from Wayfair. The cream garden stool was purchased through Walmart’s website. A few of the blue and white plates were purchased from Replacements Ltd. I have a love/hate relationship with TJMaxx/HomeGoods (they are always so messy) but a lot of things like the pillows, lamps, and some of the blue and white ceramics were purchased there. Hanging these plates was a mathematical conundrum. I drew out what I wanted and measured the plates. My husband measured each plate, the …

Ruggable Review

I needed a rug for the entryway and because of the depth of the antique console a runner would not work. I originally picked out a rug made by Magnolia Home. The Magnolia Home rugs are comparable in price to retailers like Pottery Barn but the particular rug I found and a number of other rugs made by Magnolia Home received a lot of negative reviews regarding the quality. My mother had mentioned Ruggable and I was seeing a lot of ads online for the brand so I thought I would do a little research. Ruggable makes washable rugs that consist of two pieces, a pad and a cover. The pad is rubber and the cover sticks to the textured top. This two-piece system is less expensive than a regular rug and since the cover can be removed and washed in the washing machine I thought a Ruggable rug would work great at the front door. You can vacuum the rug (on a hard floor setting), you can wash the rug, and it still feels …