Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bathroom Progress

Hello all! Isn’t this weather scary? I never noticed how scary a thunderstorm is when you have giant windows. I swear, at one point I thought the lightning was going to come through the window and strike me.

Anywho…I’m back with photos of my bathroom. We’re still very much in progress, but we did manage to find some decorations that matched the mood board. I’m still fighting with Mike about the “girly canvas”, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to win this battle. Mainly because it really makes the bathroom pop with just the right amount of glamour.

Please disregard my terrible photography skills. There isn’t a window in the bathroom, so we don’t have any natural light. I’m still learning how to use my camera and I have no idea how to white balance it. Blah. Hopefully I learn soon so you will be able to fully appreciate what I’m trying to show the blog world.

Here’s a peek of our blue little bathroom. We pretty much found everything at Marshalls. The shower curtain was $15, the adorable towels were on clearance for $5 each (score!!!), the soap/lotion dish was $8, and the candle was from Kohls and was $15.

Not pictured: mason jars - which I got from Michael's Crafts. The are currently doing a wonderful job at holding our qtips, cotton balls and razors. 

Side note - hilarious story...

So the bathroom needed some paint touch ups due to the spackling/patching. I asked our landlord if he had the paint. He told me he did and gave me a bucket of blue paint. I told Mike to touch up a spot on the wall while I was at work. Well ladies and gentlemen...I come home to a huge blotch of paint on the wall. You can see in the photo where Mike was supposed to paint, and he decided to paint a huge square! Needless to say our landlord gave us the wrong paint. 

We went back and asked him for another can of blue paint. He gave us another one that was darker than the first. And look where Mike painted it!!! Instead of painting it on the large blue square he already painted, he decided to make another little section of the wrong paint. Hahaha...I died laughing. He is so funny.

Sorry for the terrible image quality, I took these photos on my phone.

Our landlord finally told us he didn't have the paint anymore for the bathroom. Insert sad face here! Well we just had to make do. We went to Lowes and picked up a whole bunch of paint swatches. I picked up the closest ones and taped them up. We stared at the swatches for maybe an hour and picked the one that we felt looked exactly like our paint. We chose Honesty by Olympic paint.

I was a bit nervous when Mike started painting because it looked too light, but as soon as it dried it was as if nothing was ever there. Problem solving is pretty much what we do. Whoop whoop! Hope you like the bathroom!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chic Bathroom

Our bathroom has been gorgeous since day one. I thank my lucky stars everyday because there is nothing worse then an ugly bathroom. The first thing our landlord told us about the bathroom was that the toilet was $700. My eyeballs just about popped out of my skull. I’ve never had the honor of sitting on such an expensive throne lol.

The bathroom is a very serene light blue. We also have SUBWAY TILES. Mike didn’t know what I was talking about, but all my interior lovers will know what that is and how great it is to have it. It looks so fresh and trendy. I fell in love the second I saw them.

My first thought for this bathroom was to have it be super glamorous. I had a major reality check when Mike reminded me he also lives here. Blah. He totally ruined my design ideas, but hey, this is what marriage is all about right?  Compromise.

So, I made a little mood board. He has agreed to it so far, but the girly painting might need some convincing. Check it out, and I’ll post pictures soon of what we came up with. 

Monday, September 16, 2013


After taking the longest hiatus in blogger history, I’m back and ready for action.

Lots has happened since the last time I’ve really blogged. I’ve gotten engaged to the love of my life, been planning a wedding, and now, finally moved out to be on our own. After months of looking for rentals we were finally ready to give up and live in my garden basement forever, but the rent Gods looked upon us and opened our baby up. We found the most adorable 2-bedroom apartment in the coolest neighborhood. To say we got lucky is an understatement. Our landlord is amazing, our neighbors seem cool, we have a parking space, and the list goes on and on. We were definitely blessed.

A few things that were on our “must have” list were open layout, separate dining room and nice kitchen. We love to entertain so I was really hoping we would find a place that was open and airy. This place absolutely has the layout we were looking for. It has huge windows so we get a lot of natural light (that’s my favorite feature of this place). We have a dining room, but since its an open concept, it flows into the living room and the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen, that’s what sold my fiancĂ© on this place. He’s quite the chef, so when he saw stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and tons of storage he was ready to sign some application papers.

Needless to say, we totally took the apartment. We’ve now been living here for 3 weeks and absolutely love it. Little by little we will turn this apartment into our home.  Here’s a few a pictures I snapped the day we saw it. It’s changed a bit since then, can’t wait to show you all!