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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Coastal Bedroom With a Farmhouse Twist+ 2 Different Designs!

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So today I’m so excited to share two mood boards with you that I designed for my coworker, Sam!! Sam is wanting to spruce up her master bedroom and asked me if I wanted to make her a mood board for some inspiration. And… of course I did!

The first thing I did was have her answer some questions for me about her general decorating style and what she was envisioning for her space. She loves coastal style and wanted a laid back, beachy feel for her bedroom. And, she loves farmhouse. This was so much fun for me to mix these two styles and create a custom coastal farmhouse master bedroom mood board for her!

One of the questions she answered for me before we got started was the price range of what she wanted to spend on this project. I needed to have a ballpark figure before I started searching for things to fill her room. I love the added challenge of finding things that not only creates the look she wants but also finding things that fit in a certain price range.

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The Wednesday Wish List- the under $20 edition

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I’m really excited to share this week’s Wednesday Wish List with you! These are all really fun things that my family has truly been enjoying including one of our favorite TV shows, how to preserve family recipes to pass down to your daughter, and how to get your kids to sleep in a house full of teenage boys. And I think all the items are under $20.

For those of you unfamiliar with this series, this is where I talk about anything that makes life easier for me, or anything cool I’ve found, or anything that makes life more enjoyable.

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


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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The Wednesday Wish List- Things That Have Inspired Me

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It’s that time of the week again! And even better, since tomorrow is July 4th, this Wednesday is like a Friday!! Double yay! I really hate that word, btw. It may not seem like it because I think I may use it all the time. But really, what word can you even substitute for that? Deep thoughts here.

My Wednesday Wish List is going to be all over the place today. Inspiration has hit me big time this week and I want to share all the things that have influenced me.

If you’re not familiar with the Wednesday Wish List, you can check out some previous week’s here and here.

1.) Take a break!!

For those of you who read my post yesterday, you know that Jeremy and I had a little mini getaway for the weekend. It astonished me just how big of a difference that weekend made for me. I knew it would be good for me. I knew I needed it. Everything I read said to do it.

But evidently I didn’t know how much I needed it.

All those people that say how important it is? They’re right! I came back renewed and refreshed and ready to take on life. It’s not like it changed me or anything profound like that. But imagine it this way. If life were measured by an enthusiasm scale from 1 to 10, mine before this weekend was hovering around a 3 or 4, probably. Now, I’m not saying my life was terrible or that I was depressed or anything like that. I just mean it felt like life had become so mundane, such a routine. I was like a machine going through the motions.

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