DIY Bathroom Renovation on a Budget: We Sold Our Home in 4 Days!

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In honor of #throwback thursday, I thought I’d share our DIY bathroom renovation on a budget from our first home. You’ll have to excuse the terrible pictures and terrible lighting. I had no idea that one day I may actually do the blog that I was picturing in my head, even all those years ago.

I really think the old me would be impressed with the current me. I do wish I could go back in time and tell the old me that cleaning that 1189 square foot home was really no big deal and to stop complaining. Also, to enjoy my Friday nights binge watching Netflix and sleeping in on Saturdays. But, I digress. Back to the matter at hand.

Here’s some before’s to give you an idea of what we were working with.

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Accent Tile For Shower: 3 Options that Work Well With Subway Tiles

*Yawn*

Time to get back at it. The Mondays after a Sunday are always the hardest! Haha, just kidding. But for real, Mondays after a holiday weekend are hard. So to pep myself up I’m gonna share with you my inspiration/ mood board for my future small master bathroom renovation in keeping with “Moody Mondays”.

And please bear with me and give me a little grace. I use the word “future” loosely. We may be really with it and get it done in the next month. Or maybe in the next year. More than likely the next decade. But, it is on the list and I want to share my plans with you. And although I’ve had these plans for almost 2 years, there’s something about putting it out there that will hopefully hold me accountable and make it happen sooner!

I can’t be the only one who makes all these plans while I’m at work only to come home and think, “What was I thinking? I’m gonna tile a bathroom tonight?? Yeah, right. It’s all I can do to make sure the kids survive and get fed and bathed and stuff.”

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How to Make a Window Seat Cushion+ Step by Step Tutorial!

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Well, we finally completed one tiny miniscule project off our 20 page list. Window seat cushion is completed! Hooray for progress!

Believe it or not, just the act of figuratively crossing this one project off the to do list has made us feel enpowered and kind of ignited our switch to want to do more.

It’s always hard after baseball season (where we get absolutely nothing house related done), to get back in the swing of things. I think this project may have been just the trick we needed.

So, we finally finished up the window seat cushion for the playroom. I’ve had all the supplies since probably January so I may be a bit rusty on exactly how much I bought and how much it all cost.

While we haven’t revealed a full room shot of the playroom yet, here’s a snippet of it to show you the direction it’s headed.

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Living Room Nook Decorating Ideas: 2 Different Mood Boards

Living Room Nook

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Moody Monday

So, it’s Monday…. I’ll spare you all the thoughts I have on that. Instead, just to pay a little homage to the start of the week, I’m gonna switch things up and have a little fun. I’m trying out something different today that I hope you all enjoy. Let’s call it… Moody Mondays.

Every Monday, I’ll feature a different mood board, either for my home or maybe even someone else’s, with a list of the items that I’ve found and a breakdown of what that mood board would cost if you were to go out and purchase it yourself. This week, I’m talking about the upstairs living room nook. I’ve got big plans for this area!

This week’s feature: Our living room nook

The previous owners’ of our home had knocked down a wall between what used to be the living room and dining room to open it all up and make one larger living space. While I love the character and openness this created, it leaves a bit of an awkward layout that I’ve been struggling to design/decorate around.

At one point, when my kids were still in the baby stage, we just solely used this area for function. We threw a little gate over there and made it a playroom of sorts. Design/ beauty/ aesthetics were not a priority at the time. Surviving was.

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How to Pick the Perfect Farmhouse Paint Colors- Avoid My Mistakes!

Farmhouse Paint Colors

I got 99 problems, but paint ain’t one, said no home DIY’er ever. Picking the perfect paint color is a bit like trying to pick that perfect foundation shade when you first started wearing makeup. (Sorry, Dad. I’m gonna exclude you here for a min.)

Girls, you know what I’m talking about. It was either too dark, too light, too pink. You remember.

Or those awful photos where you had what you thought was a suitable foundation picked and realized that that was, indeed, false. And I think that’s why I’m always hesitant to switch brands once I’ve found a shade I like. I know what the struggle will entail.

So, I’m pretty sure that same sort of sentiment is where the anxiety stems from when picking a paint color for your walls, let alone your whole house. And I’m going to contradict myself here, although paint is considered a cheap and easy update, it’s not exactly a cheap and easy update.

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