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Budget-Friendly Nursery Bathroom Makeover…now overbudget!

Budget-Friendly Nursery Bathroom Makeover…now overbudget!

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know we’ve been working hard the last month on the nursery bathroom makeover. We had hoped to redo the bathroom relatively quickly and on a $3k maximum budget, saving money where we can. We’ve made a ton of progress in the space, but we’re over budget. Wah wah. Let’s jump in and I’ll explain.

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Nursery Bathroom Makeover Update

Here’s what we started with:

Here’s where we’re at currently.

The new tile and vanity are in, baseboards are installed and I’m happy to report, we removed the soffit box and repaired the drywall. We have a faux wood beam on order that will be installed in the corner to cover the vent pipe and electrical cord that is currently visible. If you’re wondering what’s going on with the mirror, we had to remove it and move it up several inches because the new vanity and countertop backsplash is higher than the original.… Read more

How to Reglaze A Bathtub and Tile Surround

How to Reglaze A Bathtub and Tile Surround

When we kicked off the nursery bathroom makeover, I mentioned we chose to reglaze the bathtub and tile surround to save time and money, especially since it was all in good shape, just ugly. The tile was discolored due to water stains and the tub was a dark biscuit color. Bleh. You guys were so interested in this project so I’m going to share what I can. We outsourced the work and we were not involved in every step, so keep that in mind. I don’t have any pictures of the application process, unfortunately.

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How to Reglaze a Bathtub and Tile Surround

Check out our tub and tile before and after the reglazing application:

As you can see that there are a few spots in the grout that are not perfect. However, what a huge difference.

How to Reglaze a Bathtub & Tile: The Product

To reglaze the tub and tile, our handyman used this spray-on epoxy kit for the tile and this brush-on epoxy kit for the tub.… Read more

Cute Kids Bath Mats Round-up

Cute Kids Bath Mats Round-up

We’ve made a lot of progress in our budget-friendly nursery bathroom makeover and I’ve been fine-tuning the decor and shopping for accessories. Since we’re reglazing the tub and tile white, I want to bring in some color with the bath mat and shower curtain. I’ve been looking at so many kids bath mats, I decided to round up my favorites.

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A Round-up of 16 Cute Kids Bath Mats

1. Splish Splash / 2. Rise & Shine / 3. Tufted Rug / 4. Peachy Clean / 5. Crocheted Sun Mat / 6. Sunshine / 7. Polka Dot / 8. Multi-Striped / 9. Healdsburg Rug / 10. Rainbow Fringe / 11. Just Peachy / 12. Rainbow Tassel / 13. Squeeze the Day / 14. Peachy Clean / 15. Rainbow / 16. Fringe

When designing kids bathrooms, I think its a good idea to keep the tile, fixtures and vanity classic, and incorporate fun moments and color with the accessories.… Read more

Introduction to our Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover

Introduction to our Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover

All the progress on the nursery had me itching to freshen up the nursery en suite bathroom. The nursery was serving as a catch-all room prior to its makeover so the attached bathroom didn’t really get a lot of use. Therefore, we had no reason to give it any attention…until now. Aside from removing the carpet from the bathroom when we moved in (yes, carpet!) we hadn’t done anything else in the space. Since we have a lot of expenses associated with the nursery and impending arrival of babe, this last-minute project would have to be a budget-friendly bathroom makeover. We decided we would try to keep this project under $3000.

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Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover: The Before

The bathroom is a decent size with space for a 60″ vanity. The layout is funky but not awful. The tub is around the corner and the nursery closet is accessed via the bathroom.… Read more

Nursery Update: A Green Girl’s Nursery

Nursery Update: A Green Girl’s Nursery

A couple of weeks ago I shared the plan for our whimsical farmhouse nursery. We have been BUSY and major things have happened in the space! Installation of the vertical paneling and wallpaper is complete and we chose a paint color! It’s the most delicious shade of green. A green girl’s nursery, great for someone like me that is not a big fan of pink and purple. It took us 12 paint samples to settle on the color, but it’s perfect!!

Progress on Our Green Girl’s Nursery

Trim & Paneling

The first thing we did was remove all of the old window and door trim and replace it with simple 1×3 trim (actual 11/16 X 2-1/2 ). For baseboards, we opted for a flat 1×5 trim (actual 9/16 X 4-1/4). With the trim in place, we could start installing the vertical paneling. We used these 3-9/16-in wide x 8-ft long tongue and groove wall planks. I plan to blog a paneling installation tutorial so I will save additional details for that post.

Painting

After installing the tongue and groove paneling, patching the nail holes, and sanding, it was prepped and ready for paint!… Read more

Back Patio Gravel Extension

Back Patio Gravel Extension

We recently decided to extend the livable space off of our back patio. One day we plan to add a pool, but until then we wanted a little more elbow room for grilling, outdoor dining and entertaining. Our back patio gravel extension was a quick, easy and inexpensive weekend project that made a big impact.

For more on the covered portion of our back patio, check out our backyard patio reveal here.

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Back Patio Gravel Extension

First, we started by grading the area off of the patio using the box blade attachment on the tractor.

Once the area was relatively level, we boxed in the extension area using pressure treated 4x4s as a border. Then we laid weed blocking landscape fabric and had a load of limestone gravel delivered. We used 5 yards of gravel which cost $320 including delivery.… Read more

Whimsical Farmhouse Nursery Design Plan

Whimsical Farmhouse Nursery Design Plan

Finally, folks, we have a pretty solid idea on the direction we’re headed for the nursery! It’s about time considering I’m nearly 32 weeks preggo! Time to get on it because I don’t want to worry about finishing the nursery after Bebe arrives. Here is what we’re planning for babe’s whimsical farmhouse nursery.

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The Nursery Before

The room that is becoming our nursery was serving as a workout/catch-all/second guest room. Besides having new flooring installed, we have not done anything in the room until now…as you can probably gather from the super stylish ceiling fan and orange doors/window trim. 😉

A cute bay window adds some character to the otherwise small and basic room. I had hoped that we could lower the wall under the windows and create a window seat. We peeked inside the wall to see what was going on in there and unfortunately, because of how our roofline is situated and extends into the wall, it would be way more work than we want to put into it at this stage of the game.… Read more

Our Farmhouse Floor Plan

Our Farmhouse Floor Plan

I have had a lot of requests to see the layout of our home so I’m finally sharing our farmhouse floor plan. I don’t know why it took me so long, but here is everything you want to know about how our home is situated.

Our farmhouse sits on nearly 4 acres just outside of Tampa. It is 3700 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home was bank-owned prior to our purchase. It had been vacant for a couple of years and was very sad and run-down. For more on the exterior evolution of the home including what it looked like when we first saw it, check out these posts:

The house is a 1.5 level home. There is a second story but only a partial second story. The great room opens to the second level and you can see the downstairs from the upstairs. The master is downstairs and we have two additional bedrooms, each with their own bath, upstairs. In addition to the extra two bedrooms, we also have a bonus/flex room upstairs.… Read more

The Second Trimester

The Second Trimester

We’re 30 weeks pregnant at this point and officially in our last trimester. It has gone by much quicker than I anticipated and I can’t believe we get to meet our sweet little babe in 10ish weeks.

You can read more about our journey up to this point here.

A little disclaimer: I am obviously not a doctor, I’m just a pregnant woman doing what I believe is best for me, my baby and my family. My preferences may not be your preferences and my beliefs may not align perfectly with yours or your experience and that is ok! It’s a bit vulnerable to speak about my birth preferences, decisions and medical care, but here we are. Please be kind. 😉 

The Second Trimester

Overall, the second trimester treated me well. I hate to say that knowing that some women have a tough time throughout pregnancy. I experienced hip/sacrum pain, heartburn, headaches and nasal congestion but none are constant and symptoms come and go. I was sleeping better, waking up less at night (that has changed since I entered the third trimester but I’ll save that for later haha!),… Read more

Dining Room Rug Tips

Dining Room Rug Tips

A few weeks ago the master bedroom stole the dining room rug, a move that vastly improved my satisfaction with the master bedroom but left the dining room naked and vulnerable. 😉 After a period of indecisiveness, I finally settled on a new rug for the dining room and it is SO. GOOD! I’m sharing all about our new rug and dining room rug tips for you to keep in mind when shopping for a new rug.

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Dining Room Rug Tips

Since there were a few factors that I considered when making this choice, I thought it may be helpful to share my dining room rug tips with you.

Our new dining room rug is from Loloi’s Layla collection in the rust/ocean colorway. We have the 9×12 size. It is a gorgeous rug! It has saturated hues and an Old World, worn look that makes it appear vintage.… Read more