Bathrooms on the Brain

We’re home! After an 11.5 hour drive last night, we pulled into Alabama early this morning. By the time we got to our house my eyes were playing some serious tricks on me. Who knew that not getting enough sleep could lead to crazy visions of moving floor tiles. I swear it looked like there […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 25

Yesterday morning we woke up bright and early, jumped in our car, and headed north on I-85 towards Atlanta. It’s exactly three hours from our front door to Ikea’s front door, and we enjoy making a couple of trips there each year for various things we want/need for our house. This time, however, we actually […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 23

Dear 75-year-old Kevin, Today you painted the guest bathroom a color called “Sea Salt”… Layla likes it because it reminds her of sea glass… You like it because it makes her smile every time she looks at it. Sincerely, 35-year-old Kevin

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 16

Greetings! It’s very late, but I couldn’t go to bed without posting the video I mentioned earlier today! I thought it would be neat to share how Kevin put the “chunky” in our new chunky shelves. Before I head to bed, I do need to mention that the pieces I called 1×3’s in the video […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 13

Yay! It’s Friday! Will you be watching your favorite college football team play tomorrow? Kevin and I are huge Auburn fans and will definitely be tuning in to the game against Georgia. Last weekend we actually got to go to the game in person courtesy of a friend of Kevin’s brother, who let us use […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 12

Hello! Can you believe the week is almost over already? Tropical Storm Ida rolled through the day before yesterday and it rained sideways the entire day. Unfortunately I made the mistake of giving in to a strawberry milk craving around two o’ clock that afternoon. My trip to Walgreens went something like this… And by […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 9

Here’s how the room looked twelve days ago… In case you’re just tuning in, as you can see, our guest bathroom was previously painted neon lavender. Then last month, the day before our Halloweenie Roast, Kevin slapped on a coat of Sherwin Williams’ “Rice Grain”. We didn’t want to confuse our guests and make them […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 5

Thankfully, it was fairly easy for Kevin to sand all the sticky off the plywood floor in the bathroom the other night… He went through quite a few pieces of sandpaper… …but he was striking poses on our smooth, clean floor in no time… The next morning, Kevin took a trip to True Value in […]

Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 2

Whether your a weekend warrior or a full-time fix and flipper, you’re undoubtedly aware that renovation jobs rarely go as planned. Our guest bathroom reno is proving to be no different. A couple of days ago we decided we wanted to paint a checkerboard pattern on the floor. But once we realized that the tiles […]

Guest Bathroom – Let the Demolition Begin!

As soon as the Halloweenie Roast dust had settled, Kevin and I convened in our guest bathroom to discuss exactly what we should do with the ‘lectric lavender reno-gone-wrong we inherited when we bought the house. Do you remember the post I did about it a while back? In case you missed it, you can […]

Lettered Cottage – Guest Bathroom BEFORE

Alright, here it is. Be prepared to shudder in your seat. We haven’t done anything to this room since we bought the place a year and a half ago. To the right, when you walk through the door, is a huge vanity. It’s 36″ high, which makes it hard for our niece and nephews to […]

Design a Bathroom Around This

Have you ever seen that Kohler commercial that says “Design a house around this”? If not, here it is: Well, the sentiment “Design a room around this” sprang to mind when I saw this old, metal toothbrush holder at a flea market near the HGTV Green Home. I paid six dollars for it, and love […]

Lettered Cottage Guest Bathroom Challenge

Mr. LC’s birthday is coming up (June 28…he’s turning 35 too!), and since he said he doesn’t want any gifts, I’ve decided to do a low-cost, room re-do for him instead. The room I’ve chosen to re-do is a room that makes him shudder every time he peers into it. And I say “peers into […]