Cottage Bathroom


This post is all about our previously purple bathrom turned cottage bathroom- but I did want to mention that since our last post we’ve had several really great appointments with potential buyers so *fingers crossed* we’ll be pulling up the for sale by owner sign in our front yard by the end of the week! […]

Guest Bathroom Update


Once upon a time there was a guest bathroom. Half of it was finished… …and half of it WASN’T finished… One day, waaaay before it’s owners had saved up enough money to re-do it, SOMEONE got ants in her pants and attacked the wall above the tub with a hammer while SOMEONE ELSE was at […]

School Light


So, we’ve got this guest bathroom. The right side of it is almost done, and the left side of it is…well… Work in there came to a halt sometime last year, but we did install a ($25) schoolhouse-style¬†light fixture the other day, and it’s so nice to finally have a light on the ceiling in […]

Bath Reno


Sometimes it takes a while for us to fini$h room$, ifyaknowwhatI’msayin. Take our guest bathroom, for instance. We’ve been working on the right side of it, off and on, over the past couple of years… We’ve done some tiling, some building, some plumbing, and some accessorizing… And although the left¬†side of the room is now […]

The Lettered Cottage Layout & Our Flooring Dilemmas

Carpeted Room

When Kev and I bought this place back in October of 2007, we had to tackle a couple of projects just to get the place livable before we could actually move in. First project- the floors. The carpet in the living room, hallway, reading room, office and guest bedroom was buckling up in several places […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 82

Yeah. That’s right. I said it. Day EIGHTY. TWO. That’s almost three months working in a runty room with no windows and a toilet, thankyouverymuch. Okay, fine. I haven’t spent half as much time in there as Kevin has. No, on any given day of the week you’ll find me working in my spacious (it […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 74

Ahhhhhhh! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh vinyl flooring in the morning! Yesterday, we had to remove the toilet the previous homeowners installed (in 2003) so that Kevin could lay the rest of our new peel-n-stick planks underneath it. Neither of us had ever seen the bottom side of a toilet before, so we […]

Wish Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who chimed in about neti pots and NeilMed Sinus Rinse! I opted for the rinse: Yeah, I was too chicken to try the neti pot thing. The thought of not tilting my head at the exact right angle and possibly gagging on a mixture of burning salty water was just too […]

Weatherizing the Water Closet

A couple of people asked about the table we’re using as a vanity, so I thought I’d re-post this picture Kevin took of it right after he sanded down the top, chopped off the back legs and painted the front legs: We loved the idea of salvaging an old farm table to use as a […]

Gussyin’ up the Guest Bathroom

T-minus twelve hours ’til Claudia’s Cloth Barn opens tomorrow morning… …and you can bet your bottom dollar I’m counting down the minutes!Claudia has the best selection of fabrics, and I can’t wait to get our farm table skirted now that the (ahem) plumbing part of the reno has been handled. I’m torn between using a […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 63

When I was a little girl, I was certain I wanted to be a plumber when I grew up. I kid you not. My fascination with unclogging drains started at a very young age… From year to year, my passion for plumbing intensified. I took my little “Plastic Fantastic” with me everywhere I went… At […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 53

After a much needed day of sitting on his booty in front of a computer screen editing yesterday’s video, Kevin is back at it in the bathroom again today. Earlier this week, he cut a hole in the farm table for the pipes to come up through… Then I realized that in order for the […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 51

“Hey babe?” (Layla) “Yes….” (Kevin) “Now that we have little square tiles all over the wall, I’m worried that the room is gonna look a little “square-crazy” with the checkerboard pattern on the floor.” (Layla) “So you don’t want to paint the floor anymore?” (Kevin) “I don’t think we should.” (Layla) “Well what are we […]

Grouting the Tile in the Guest Bathroom

Sporting some of my yellow rubber gloves, and armed with a rubber float, Kevin dove right into the grouting process yesterday using a handy dandy product called “Simple Grout”… Because you literally just smear it on, wait a few hours, and then wipe it off- it really does make grouting insanely simple! He used a […]