Master Bathroom Makeover

As promised last week, here is the new master bathroom with it’s mini makeover! New paint job, new towel rack hardware, new switch plates, and a new decor piece. This didn’t get as much of a makeover as the bedroom, as I didn’t get a new shower curtain or towels (yet), but it still feels like a new room. Take a look:







Yes, that’s carpet in our bathroom. I know, it’s weird. Whenever we get around to doing new floors, this is near the top of my list (right after the kitchen). But overall I love how the new color freshens things up. This shade of royal blue is just so pretty, and really makes the white seem brighter. But I have to say, this room was a PAIN to paint. Do you see all those doors? One to our walk-in closet, one to the separate toilet, one to the linen closet, and then the doors to the master bedroom. And each and every one of those had to be taped around – twice (once for the blue coat, once for the trim). I swear the taping took longer than anything else. But I love how it turned out.

What do you think of a darker blue for a bathroom?

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What I Wore: White Pants Copycat

That’s me being a copycat on the left, and my inspiration on the left (original pin here). As part of my second Pinterest Challenge, I picked two outfits that I wanted to try my hand at recreating, and this is the first one I’ve tackled. I had pretty much the exact pieces needed for this recreation: olive v-neck, white skinnies (though mine are cords), and brown boots. There’s even a rare appearance of my hair down and not in an updo of some sort! I know. I’m just going crazy over here. I will say, I think it was a […]

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February Etsy Round-Up

Time for fun and beautiful finds this month on Etsy! I’ve got two round-ups for you this time. One is a tribute to the name of the month, February, which comes from the name of a Roman purification ritual held this time of year. The other is a tribute to the folk art of the current host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are going on right now. Take a gander: Pure and Simple by Dragonflight Dreams Ivory scarf bridal shawl, pu… BorneoBatikraf… $72 Haeger Pottery, Haeger Plant… MollyFinds $45 White Pearl Charm Bracelet, … KapKaDesign $24 White Feather Ring […]

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What I Wore: Warms with White

I know I just said last week that I was thinking about not doing these anymore. But then it warmed up outside and was sunny, and I had an outfit I liked the colors of and wanted to capture. So here you have it. Not quite done with the style posts just yet. 🙂 These are not the first white pants I’ve owned (ok, they’re the second) but they’re the first ones I’ve actually felt comfortable wearing. The material is sturdy corduroy, so there’s no see-thru factor in the hindquarters region, which you know is sometimes a problem with light-colored […]

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Friday Favorites: True Opaque White

As a screenprinter, one of the trickiest things to do is print white ink on a dark fabric. Most regular white screenprinting inks are semi-transparent, which is fine for mixing with other colors and printing on lighter backgrounds. But for direct coverage on something like a black tee, a true opaque white ink is necessary. Oddly, this is a tad hard to find. The only fabric inks available at my local art supply store are Speedball brand. Speedball makes a wide variety of colors, so for the most part I have no complaints with this. They even make a series […]

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