Bathroom Makeover Design

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Hello everyone.  I have been tossing ideas around for the basement makeover for a few years.  I have cycled through many different color options.  I have considered many different patterns for the walls.  There are just so many options that I love, I have had a hard time making a commitment to a plan.  I was on Olioboard playing around with the idea of incorporating aqua into the bathroom as the adjoining laundry room is turquoise and cream.

Above is the design I came up with.  I probably won’t stick to this plan 100% (I never do) but I think this is a good jumping off point, especially since I have a gallon of aqua paint on hand.  :)  I’ll keep you all updated as I go.  I hope to have a couple of new tutorials from the makeover in the near future.  As always, thank you for your visit!

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Time For A Makeover

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Hello all!  I am finally in the mood to start a project.  Above are pictures of how the bathroom in my basement looked when we moved in seven years ago.  It wasn’t too bad.  It was just dated and lacked style.  Below are pictures of the first makeover I did about 5 years ago.

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new bath 1

I painted the vanity, walls, and countertop.  I also painted the toilet paper holder and the light fixture.  I removed the old towel bars and installed hooks.  I bought new towels and accessories.  The whole makeover cost around $80.  It has served our busy family well all these years but I’m ready for a new look.  There is no window in this bath.  I want to lighten and brighten it up.  I need to repaint the countertop.  I want to repaint the vanity and the walls.  I am even thinking about painting the yucky, old vinyl floor.

In my next post I will share my design board for this bathroom’s makeover.



Three Dream Rooms for Kids

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Hi everyone :).  Today I am sharing some pictures from the 2013 Salt Lake City Parade of Homes.  This home is called the Grand Junction.  It was built by Huish Construction.   This home was built for a family with ten children.  Seven of the children were adopted.



All of the adopted children have special needs.  Most of the materials and construction costs were donated to this generous family.  This family has given huge amounts of time and money adopting these children nobody else would adopt from foreign countries.




Each group of pictures was from a different bedroom.  Aren’t they just adorable?  You can tell a lot of love (and time) went into these rooms for these special kids.  I will share more of this home in the coming weeks.  Thanks for stopping by :)



First I would like to thank everyone for your continued patience and support.  The last month has been the hardest one I’ve ever had to endure.  Things are starting to look up but it will be a long time before things are back to normal.  That being said, I will be finishing a few projects, starting a few projects and just trying to cope by doing what I love to do.

I’m going to let up a little on my posting schedule.  I don’t want to post just for posting sake.  I will try to just post quality stuff.  Trouble is sometimes I think something isn’t really great (like the slightly scorched Stuffed Shells) but is popular.  And sometimes things I really like just get a ho-hum reaction.  I guess it’s going to come down to doing what is best for my family and trying to fit in some down time for me (losing myself in a home project is a great stress-buster for me).

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit :)