Downstairs Bathroom Makeover

Bathroom Makeover

I will randomly get the urge to do a project, and when I get that urge, I have to act on it or else it may never get done.

The other week I wanted to paint our downstairs bathroom, so that weekend Mark and I decided to knock it out.

I wanted to paint the bathroom a calm, “Pottery Barn green/blue”. I had gotten some of the paper swatches earlier in the week and taped the options on the wall and looked at them throughout the day to see them all in different lighting. I decided to go with Behr “Garden Vista”. The perfect Pottery Barn green/blue.

After church we stopped into our home away from home…Home Depot. We picked up the supplies we needed to paint the bathroom which was really just the paint and a plastic liner for our paint tray because I’m lazy and don’t like washing out the paint tray in our backyard every time we paint.

We went home and pried the slab of mirror off the wall. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to replace the mirror altogether or put it back up when we were done painting. I ultimately decided on putting the mirror back on the wall and framing it myself so it didn’t look quite so boring (more on that project later).

We taped off, cut in, and rolled and rolled. It only took us a couple of hours and we finished painting in one day. This is the fastest project we have ever under taken.

So without further adieu, here are the before and after pictures…

beforeIMG_0062   IMG_0064Garden Vista is the color in the middle.

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FullSizeRenderI never knew this is what held up those mirrors…I just pulled off the black glue and painted right over the dry wall. I covered it up with a mirror so that’s okay, right?

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I am so thrilled with how the bathroom turned out. I still have a couple little things to do in there, like maybe replace the curtain with blinds and put some art or something on the blank walls, but over all, this is exactly what I had in mind for our bathroom.

I will do a future post on how I framed the mirror, it was really inexpensive and pretty quick to do and makes a world of difference in the look and feel of the room.

Five On Friday

FRIDAY

The first being “food”, of course.

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This weekend is gonna be an extra special weekend because Momma Sutton is in town!!! She gets in this morning and I can’t wait! We don’t have anything planned, but I know we will have a great time and find lots to do :)

I hope y’all have great weekends, whatever you do!

Now, let’s link up…

ONE.

Mark and I were in serious need of some dining room furniture. Our dining room currently consists of a hand me down table, one chair, a dog kennel/beds, and that darn china cabinet that took five months for us to refinish. Not exactly the makings for a functional dining room.

After searching online for a new dining table, I thought I had found one that I loved and we decided the other weekend to go to Haverty’s and look at it in person. Well, of course, I fell in love with it and we ordered it because it was on sale (a very little sale) for President’s Day. We decided not to order the chairs that go with it in hopes of finding some on Wayfair or Overstock that are half the price. I think I have found a few, but I want to wait until we have the table delivered to try and make sure the wood of the legs will match the table.

The only down side to all of this is that the china cabinet will clash with the new furniture so I fear we may have to sell this thing. Anyone want a china cabinet?

We also ordered a rug from Overstock that arrived earlier this week. We have no rug in the dining room right now and it drives me bonkers. That room has sort of become our “junk room” which is a terrible place for it because it is right when you walk into our home.

Hopefully, we will slowly but surely have a functional dining room before too long.

Safavieh Vintage Cream Rug (9' x 12')

TWO.

Chewy has once again out done themselves and sent Garth and Sophie some delicious treats!

The month of February is doggy dental care month, so Chewy sent the fur babes some Zuke’s Z-Bones (Clean Carrot Crisp) which help to polish the teeth, freshen breath, and maintain healthy gums. We always try to have some kind of “tooth healthy” treat in the house for our dogs and both of them actually have fairly clean teeth because of this (unless they just have naturally awesome tooth genes). It is so important to me for our dogs to have healthy teeth/gums because the thought of having to put them under multiple times to have their teeth cleaned scares me. We haven’t had to have them cleaned yet and they are both about 5 years old, thank goodness.

And a bonus…the Zuke’s Z-Bones are on sale now for $10.92 on the Chewy site (free shipping on orders more than $49). They also come in Apple and Berry flavors.

GarthGarth’s face makes me laugh so hard!! Showing off those pearly whites!

THREE.

I made a bee-line (just had to google if it was “b-line” or “bee-line” – the things you learn writing a blog…) for Bath & Body Works the other day when I saw their 3-wick candles were on sale for $12.50. If you are a die hard B&BW fan, you would know this isn’t as good as it gets since they can get as low as $8 per candle, but you also know this is better than the typical $22.50, so I had to pop in and browse around.

They also had out their spring/summer line and they pretty much all smelled amazing. I think my favorites were the Watermelon Lemonade, Bergamot Waters, Georgia Peach, Endless Weekend and Turquoise Waters. Who am I kidding…they were all my favorites. But I had a gift card from Mark that was part of his wedding gift to me (yes, I know it’s been a year) and it was about time I used it. I told myself I was allowed to buy two candles and then I was cut off.

I decided on Georgia Peach because the old B&BW scent “Peach Bellini” reminds me of when we first moved into our house because I sprayed that room spray constantly the first week we lived here so I had to buy the peach candle for reminiscing’s sake.

Then I was torn between Endless Weekend and Bergamot Waters because they both smelled so good, but then I realized that they smelled pretty much the same so I went with Bergamot Waters because the jar was prettier (good job B&BW marketing team!).

Bergamot Waters smelled super familiar to me but I couldn’t put my finger on it. A few minutes later I realized it smells exactly like Dolce and Gabana “Light Blue’ perfume, which I used to spray on me all the time at Ulta on my lunch break from work because I couldn’t afford to buy it! As I was walking to the register, one of the lady’s who works at B&BW said, “Oh, I love Bergamot Waters. It smells exactly like “Light Blue” from Dolce and Gabana”. So my ability to detect scents was confirmed.

Bergamot Waters Candle

FOUR.

On Valentine’s Day weekend, Mark and I woke up on Saturday morning and wished each other a “Happy Valentine’s Day”. We then asked each other how we wanted to spend the morning and Mark said he would go to Starbucks and get us coffee if I made pancakes. He had a deal.

I attempted to make him a heart shaped pancake, which turned out totally lopsided but tasted great nonetheless. We opened my mom’s Valentine’s Day card to us and enjoyed our morning. About two hours into the morning, something made us realize that Valentine’s Day was the next day and we had celebrated a day early. We were laughing so hard. I don’t know how we didn’t know what day it was but we got to celebrate Valentine’s Day twice!

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FIVE.

I was in Williams Sonoma the other day and saw their super cute Le Creuset cookware. They had the cutest light pink ones and I had to send a picture of them to my friend who is obsessed with her dutch oven. She uses hers all the time but I never think to use mine for some reason. I have a white one from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s which is about 1/3 the price of Le Creuset and works the exact same. I think I’ve only used it like 3 times and my neighbor has borrowed it for a chili-cook off at work, so that poor thing needs some more use. Pinterest recipes…here I come!!

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NYX Lips

NYX Lips

My friend got me two of the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick products for my birthday a few months ago and I promised y’all I would share them with you.

She got me two of the shades I had written about – Cherry Skies and Soft Spoken. They are both such pretty colors, I actually ended up wearing Cherry Skies to her wedding :)

Then of course, I ended up in Ulta a few weeks ago and walked out with their new Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Embellishment. I was going back and forth between getting Honeymoon or Embellishment, but Honeymoon looked too brown for me, so Embellishment won that battle. All of the shades in the Lingerie collection are beautiful! They are pretty much different variations of nudes with some being more brown and some more pink so you can really find the perfect shade for you…or a couple.

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CHERRY SKIES

Cherry Skies is a deep red and is perfect for when you a bold lip. I wore this to my friends’ wedding with a black dress and did a simple eye look so I didn’t look crazy with a ton of eye makeup and a bright lip color.

EMBELLISHMENT

Embellishment Swatch

I have been on the hunt for the perfect mauve nude and this was it! Surprisingly, Mark said this is his favorite lip color on me (besides nothing because he hates lipstick). It’s a little darker than what it looks like in the tube, so just be aware of that. This is also a very matte lip product so I suggest putting on chapstick before AND after applying it if you want to be able to smile.

 

SOFT SPOKENSoft Spoken Swatch

Can you tell I like nude lip products? I have about seven of them in my makeup case. Most would say they all look the same, but I promise you they are each uniquely their own :) Soft Spoken is a little more brown in color and is perfect for all seasons and all times of the day, so if you need something you can pretty much wear 24/7…this is it.

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NYX products can be found in Target, Ulta and CVS. I haven’t seen these specific lip products in Target and I’m not sure about CVS, but they are definitely at Ulta. I love NYX because they are high quality but really affordable. Both of these collections’ products are $6.99 at Ulta and they almost always have a $3.50 off $10 coupon on the Ulta website that you can print off or pull up on your phone when you check out.

*This is not sponsored by NYX, I simply love their products!