Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Flocked Christmas Tree

Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much that I deceided I HAD to HAVE one too! I bought mine from King of Christmas and it is a beauty. Check it out...

It even looks good naked! 

 Now, it's all dressed! 
 It's not exactly the look I was going for, but wanted to just use ornaments & decor I had without buying anything new. I think it turned out pretty nice.
 I had some leftover tartan plaid fabric left over from some Christmas shams I had made for my daughter so I ripped it up to use as ribbon on the tree. I think I will buy a bit more of the tartan fabric next yr to add a bit more.

I just love my flocked tree from King of Christmas I bought the 7ft Prince Flock Tree with 400 warm led lights prelit.

And here is just some other photos of my other Christmas decor.

  My talented daughter Callie was incharge of creating the chalkboard art. She did great!

This yr I had hubby mount the vintage sled on the wall and I like it! What do you think?

 Have I said how much I love this flocked tree?? I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Even if it doesn't happen at least it looks snowy in here!

This just says cozy to me. All that is missing is a fire in the fireplace!

 This Ninja Coffee Bar was a too me from me gift, heehee! LOVE it! Oh and by the way I let the whole family use it, lol. Goodbye Keurig!

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to grab a sugar cookie  and come back to visit again soon!!

God Bless You!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bathroom Remodel Reveal

We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space planning was just NOT good. I actually hated the upstairs bathroom and never used it. I knew it had to be gutted and completely reconfigured.

So, I came up with a space plan and we began gutting the bathroom in November of 2015. Hubby and I descided the new bathroom would be our Christmas gift to each other. Well, it wasn't finished by Christmas, so actually became our Valentine's day gift to each other. We love it so much! I think it is my favorite room in the house now!

Without further ado...let me show you the 1 before photo I found, some construction photos and then the reveal.

We use to open the bathroom door straight into the toilet. Wasn't a very good focal point, lol. To make the space workable we had to close off the window and move plumbing.

 We gutted the whole bathroom because plumbing had to be moved as well as elecrical. Hubby installed the can lights over the shower & where both sinks were going.

 This is where he is preparing the area for the walk in shower.

 He put beadboard on the ceiling. Love it!

 Tile guys are installing the tile in the shower & on the floors. I chose a wide tile for the shower so I would have fewer grout lines which makes the space appear larger.

 The floor tile is the same as the shower tile but not as wide. I wanted the floor to look like wood flooring.

 Pebble & Aqua Sea Glass tile for the shower floor & accents is my favorite and probably the most expensive item per sq ft. 

 We found this media cabinet at Home Goods and thought, "this would make a beautiful vanity" Those are the bowls we found that we made into sinks.

 This photo I took at Lake Louise in Alberta Canada last summer and it was the color inspiration for the bathroom color scheme. I just love the pebble & sea glass shower floor! Wait till you see what we have planned for that framed photo.

 This husband of mine is such a gem! He truly is a keeper!! I design and he builds whatever I come up with.

 Ooh yeah, it's starting to look like a bathroom again! We had Crema Marble installed for the countertop. See those awesome sinks.....they were found at Home Goods, but they were not sinks. They are italian handmade bowls that we bought on clearance for $12 each and had our marble guy drill the drain holes in them. works great!! 

Waterfall faucets by Dela. LOVE!

OK, so now without further ado I will show the completed bathroom pics....

 Hubby made the barn door and all of the metal hardware except the rolling wheels which we purchased through Amazon.

 Come on in....

 Isn't she lovely?!

 Just love how it all came together!

I love the rustic wood door and distressing on the vanity with the upscale classiness of the marble & high end fixtures.

  I'm a total bubble bath girl, but I think with this new shower I may just become a shower girl!

I designed a tall cubby for times we have those super tall bottles of shampoo. 

 Shower faucet is be delta.

 Love the cottage charm a beadboard ceiling adds!
 Oh my, that aqua sea still my heart!

 Love the flow of the floor into the shower. With it being the same color/same tile it makes a small bathroom appear larger. I bet the pebble/sea glass tile would look awesome as flooring for the bathroom as well...but it would be quite pricey!
 I am so pleased with the new bathroom!! Such an improvement in the old bathroom!

 Hubby is building me a couple dark wood shelves to go above the toilet. I will post pics of those later.
 Remember this photo I showed you....
 Surprise, it opens up to reveal a custom medicine cabinet.

 The color doesn't photograph well without natural light, but it is called Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.

No bathroom door is complete without a lock, right? Not according to my 19 yr old daughter anyway. lol

Ok, so that is it! Hope you enjoyed the photo tour. We hired a plumber to move all the plumbing and a tile guy to install all the tile but we did everything else. All total we spent approx. $7700. I'm sure if we would have had a contractor do everything it would have been over $20,000.

Thanks for looking!!

The Family

The Family