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Roundup: Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

Roundup: Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

When it comes to bathroom accessories, the wastebasket may be the least exciting. It’s a necessary evil though. I’m a fan of lidded bathroom wastebaskets, especially in a guest or powder bath. It keeps things looking tidy and clean. The idea of hiding trash under a lid is much more appealing than seeing the trash and the plastic bag liner in an open wastebasket.

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bathroom wastebaskets with lids

In our recent powder room remodel I used a chrome lidded bathroom wastebasket to tie in with the other chrome bathroom accessories, #2 below. I thought I’d round up some other lidded bathroom wastebaskets and encourage you to get a cute lidded wastebasket if you don’t already have one.

Lidded Bathroom Wastebaskets

  1. Retro White Metal Trash Can / 2. SAVERN Trash Can / 3. BINO Mini Trash Can (also available in marble) / 4. Bronze Trash Can / 5. Mercer Lidded Trash Can / 6. Simplehuman trash can white / 7.
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The Reveal: Our Powder Room with Statement Wall Tile

The Reveal: Our Powder Room with Statement Wall Tile

Alright, guys, it’s time for the reveal of our powder room with statement wall tile!! But first, be sure to check out the other powder room blog posts for more on the construction and design process:

Powder Room Construction

No reveal is complete without a few before images!

Remember this gem? The powder room was previously very outdated, had one heck of a horrible paint job and was overflowing with orange-y wood. The sink and matching mirror had painted ivy detailing and the vanity top was tile. Very stylish, huh?

In order to create a little more space for us in the area off of the kitchen as a whole, we decided to eliminate the coat closet that was behind the powder room, shift the room over and reconfigure the layout. You can see in the photo below where there was previously a wall.

Since we relocated the powder room and changed the floorplan, we had to jackhammer into the foundation to move the plumbing. At this time we added the plumbing lines for the wet bar that now exists adjacent to the powder room.… Read more

How we Built a Step Around the Living Room

How we Built a Step Around the Living Room

Remember the pony wall we used to have around our sunken living room? We removed the wall last year but after demolition, we were left with a big, hazardous step that we had to address before our new flooring (as part of the kitchen reno) could be installed. In the end, we built an additional step around the living room to create two code-friendly steps.

Pony Wall Removal and the Big Step that Remained

half wall around living room
half wall around sunken living room

The pony wall served no real purpose other than making the large open living area of our house look dated. I hated the wall since we first saw the house so it had to go. We demolished it last year and I blogged all about it here.

half wall between kitchen and living room removal
removal of the pony wall

As you can see, after demolishing the pony wall, we were left with a huge 10″ drop down into the living room which is a safety hazard and code violation. Originally, our plan was to hire a concrete removal company and remove a chunk of the 10″ step in line with the lower, pre-existing step, to extend it all the way around the room.… Read more

Our Small Farmhouse Mudroom Reveal

Our Small Farmhouse Mudroom Reveal

Happy New Year, friends! Today is the first reveal of our big renovation of the kitchen and the area off of the kitchen and we’re starting with the reveal of our farmhouse mudroom!

Remember the plan to convert this little office nook to a mudroom? Prior to our renovation, we had a small office nook immediately off of the side door entrance of our house. I decided to convert the area to a small mudroom entryway. Here’s a look at what it looked like before and after demo.

As you can see on the image above, we completely demolished the area, including the walls. We actually moved the exposed wall to the right, toward the window about 2 feet to create a little extra space on the other side for the pantry and wet bar (more on that later).

Here’s a look back at my farmhouse mudroom design plan from when I first introduced the project:

farmhouse mudroom design scheme

I wanted to define the mudroom area with hexagon tile, panel the walls, add built-in locker storage, replace the side door with a dutch door and finish off the space with vintage furnishings and accessories.… Read more

2019 Project Outlook

2019 Project Outlook

Earlier this week I shared our 2018 project recap and now I’m going to talk a little about what we plan to accomplish in 2019.

This year we have a lot planned for the exterior of our home and the yard.

  • Front Porch: Our front wrap-around-porch needs some love. We plan to replace the drywall on the ceiling with a beadboard or similar type of paneling, paint it a fun color and install new ceiling fans. We need to seal the wood porch flooring and I would also like to replace our wood steps with brick masonry steps.
  • Landscaping – We plan to finish the landscaping around the house, which basically is just planting plants since we installed all of the rock last year.
  • Garden – This year we want to start a garden! We’ve been wanting to do this for a while but last year we just didn’t get to it. We want to fence in a large area in the back yard and install several raised garden beds. I also want to move our chicken coop into the garden area.
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2018 Project Recap

2018 Project Recap

Happy New Year! 2018 was a busy year in the Daly Digs! We completed several home improvement projects and made a ton of progress! While 2018 was definitely the year of the kitchen, let’s not forget about the other projects we completed last year including the stair railings, back patio and removal of the pony wall surrounding the living room.

Today I’m looking back on last year’s projects and later this week I’ll outline what we hope to acomplish in 2019.

2018 Project Recap

At the beginning of every year, I outline what we accomplished the previous year and project plans for the new year. In my 2018 project list back in January of last year, I outlined several projects we hoped to accomplish. Here they are, along with a status update:

  • Living Room + Fire Place + Stair Railing – I’m not quite sure why I rolled all of this into one because that is A LOT! However, I’m happy to report that we finished the stair railings (you can see before and after here), repainted the fireplace and started on the living room.
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Powder Room Tile Wall & Remodel Update

Powder Room Tile Wall & Remodel Update

Our powder room remodel is juuuuust about finished so this is the last update before the big reveal! This room is small but mighty and the powder room tile wall packs a punch! I CAN NOT WAIT to share the reveal with you soon!

Remember the design plan?

Construction Updates

We’ve made a ton of progress since my last update! If you recall, we relocated the powder room a few feet and reconfigured the space which involved moving walls, re-running electrical and ductwork and new drywall. All of the construction is finally behind us but here’s a look at the room after the framing and plumbing rough-in was done.

We installed heavy-duty metal brackets into the studs to support the weight of the floating vanity and concrete sink and had the plumbers rough-in the sink plumbing in the wall for our wall-mount faucet.

Tile Install

After drywall, we had the tile installed on the floor and wall.  First, our tile guru (Brian with Ceramictec for anyone local) installed the slate floor tile. I love the simplicity of the tile but the various shapes keep it interesting.… Read more

Earthy, Natural Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Earthy, Natural Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Hi friends!  I’m excited to be joining the 3rd annual My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree Edition, hosted by my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living! I’m teaming up with a ton of super talented bloggers to share how our Christmas trees reflect our home’s style. If you’re hopping over from Holly at Club Crafted, hi! Thanks for visiting! My home style is all about farmhouse living with a modern twist. This year, I chose to do an earth, natural farmhouse Christmas tree focusing primarily on natural elements and I kept it neutral with just a bit of color.

Let’s take a look!

I purchased a slim tree because it’s a bit unique and I love the way they look. Full disclosure: I’m waiting impatiently for my local tree tents to get their stock so we can purchase a real tree. At that time I may relocate this cute slim tree to another area in the house.

To bring in a bit of something unexpected, I purchased vase filler of assorted balls and pods and made them into ornaments.… Read more

Lakefront Farmhouse Property: Client Project

Lakefront Farmhouse Property: Client Project

Hey guys! You may remember the blue lakefront farmhouse and barn I’ve been working on? You may have seen a sneak peek on Instagram. Well, I finally wrapped up the project and today I’m sharing everything we did.

The lakefront farmhouse property has a main home and detached barn. It sits on several acres on Lake Magdelene, with beautiful water views. The property will serve as a vacation and event rental. They also plan to do a community garden and they even have chickens! The house and barn were built by the original owners 1970. It sat vacant for several years and looked a little run down, but with tons of potential. My client brought me on board to help chose exterior paint colors and to decorate the main indoor and outdoor living spaces. She wanted to stay true to the farmhouse feel but also wanted to have a little fun and incorporate pops of color and some boho elements.

Lakefront Farmhouse: Exterior

We started with painting the exterior of the main lakefront farmhouse and detached barn. After presenting a few color options to them, they decided on this deep blue hue which I think is perfect for the lakefront farmhouse and barn.… Read more

My Favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale

My Favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale

Guys, stop what you’re doing right now and check out World Market’s furniture sale! They’re having a HUGE sale right now with 40% (!!!!) off all furniture using code FURNDEAL. I suggest you head over and take a peek, because, what a deal! The sale ends November 25th, but I bet some pieces will sell out so don’t wait until the last minute.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from World Market’s Furniture Sale, including one piece that I’m going to order.

World Market furniture sale
1. Console Table / 2. Live Edge Coffee Table / 3. Cognac Leather Accent Chair / 4. Denim Chesterfield Sofa / 5. Slipper Chair / 6. Accent Table / 7. Wood Ladder / 8. Shag Ottoman / 9. Fur Chair / 10. Wood Accent Table / 11. Rustic Chair / 12. Thai Drum Table / 13. Charpoy Bench / 14. Carved Side Table  *This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. 

I love World Market for it’s eclectic and affordable furnishings, particularly their artisan pieces.… Read more