Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tiling the Master Bath Floor

Hi all today I am back with part two of our master bathroom renovation. In a previos post you saw the ugly side of reno, but this weeks post will be a little easier on the eyes, if you know what I mean. We chose 12x12 Calcutta white tiles for the bathroom floor, and since Hubby and I both loved it, it was a no brainer!
 
 
Once the tile selection was agreed upon the next step was to decide how we wanted to lay the tile. I was fine with laying the tile down in the traditional pattern, but Hubby had something else in mind. So he sourced the internet until he came up with a pattern that he really liked. He decided to lay the tile in a cobblestone pattern and I gave his decision a thumbs up. So the next step was to do a dry run. Hubby placed each tile down in the pattern of choice. This gave him a general idea as to how the finished product would look, as well as how many cuts he would need to make. But more importantly he would know whether or not he really liked the cobblestone pattern in our space. 
 
 
The decision was unanimous! We not only liked the cobblestone pattern but we also liked how the
pattern added interest to our Tom Thumb sized space. After the dry run and before the tiles were permanently laid, the walls received a fresh coat of light gray paint. It took several days for Hubby to install the flooring, but that was okay since he wanted to take some extra time to do it right.
 
 
 

A close-up of the tile work. Hubby did an excellent job tiling. Can you believe this is his first tiling project ever?
I will share the dresser/vanity makeover in a later post.
We had been waiting seemingly forever to reno our master bath and create a space we both could enjoy and be proud of, now it was becoming a reality right before our eyes. By now, we were getting excited because in a few weeks we wouldn't have to go upstairs to use the bathroom. Did I mention how excited we were? There are several things left on the to do list before this Reno is finished, and I can't wait to share the reveal with you! How about them floors!
 
 
GO OUT AND MAKE TODAY GREAT!



Monday, January 25, 2016

Small Cakes Thomasville Georgia

Winter has finally come to our neck of the woods. So today, I am actually sitting by the fire and enjoying a steamy cup of coffee, as I reminisce about a trip I took last summer. My daughter and I are like two peas in a pod. And every chance we get we like to plan weekend outings. On one of our outings we traveled to Thomasville Georgia and browsed the beautiful shops in the downtown area. When we get together we always make it a point to throw our healthy eating habits out of the window. That way we can enjoy a sweet treat or whatever else we want to eat without the guilt and all the pleasure. Our motto is "eat it and enjoy it". And that's exactly what we do. On this particular outing my daughter had the perfect place in mind. Her exact words were, "Mom you're going to love this place". So we headed to..........
 
Small Cakes Cupcakery
 This is one of the most adorable places I have ever seen. So before we placed our order Alyson@smallcakesthomasvillegeorgia gave us a tour of this delectably quaint and cozy shop.


 
This shop is so adorable, and the d├ęcor is super cute.
 


 
 

I think this is a really sweet idea you can incorporate into your own home. Who wouldn't love a coffee station? And if coffee isn't your cup of tea, (no pun intended) this would be an super cool beverage station as well.



The sitting area in the back of this shop is so delightful. I love all the colors that were used in the design. Pink, purple, green, yellow, blue and orange work harmoniously together in this space. One thing's for certain they are not afraid of color. Yay!

 
The mantle is the perfect place to introduce more of the cupcake theme.


I love the mix of patterns used in this sitting area. The floral chevron and stripe prints work well together. Who knew?



 
Another cute place to sit and enjoy a cupcake/drink.



 
Small Cakes gets a big ole thumbs up from me. And a great big thank you to Alyson@smallcakesthomasvillegeorgia for being such an excellent hostess. So if you're ever in downtown Thomasville Georgia stop in and get a sweet treat. The cupcakes are quite yummy!
***This post is not an advertisement for Small Cakes.****
 
 
 
Have a Magnificent Monday!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Master Bath Remodel.....Demolition

Happy New Year again. I hope your new year is off to a great start. I am excited about todays post so bear with me, this is part one of a three part post. In August of 2013 we had another pipe to spring a leak in our master bathroom you can see it here.  Since Hubby had to jack hammer the floor we decided that this would be a great time to redo the master bath.

Dream Bath in Blue: Stunning Statement Pieces
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I found this pic and the one below and they were the source of my inspiration for our space. I knew for certain that I wanted the bathroom to be mostly white with light gray walls.

Think White
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I love the addition of yellow that was brought in by using fresh flowers.
 
 
Since the leak was under the vanity it had to be completely torn out. YAY! So my guy/guys got busy with the demo.  
 
 
Hold onto your hats you have just entered the demolition/danger zone!
 



This place is about to blow!!!


 

 
The shower surround was ripped out as well and it will be replaced with tile. I can't wait!
 


 
The leak was in two different places and the Hubs had to bust through 18 inches of concrete to fix the problem.
 


 
This is how the space looked after the leak had been fixed and everything was removed from the bathroom. Yikes! Now that demolition was over we knew we had a long road ahead of us, so we prepared our hearts in advance. The first order of business was to select/purchase the tile. This would be easy since I already had a general idea as to what I wanted.
 


These are the tiles that were selected and I really like them a lot. Come back soon to see how amazingly awesome the tile looks in our master bathroom.

Have a Magnificent Monday!

Lory









Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all! Can you believe it's 2016. 2015 flew by in seemingly record speed and I still can't believe it's a wrap. Since I am not a fan of new years resolutions each year I reflect back on the previous year. And I make a check list of what worked, what didn't, and what could make what worked even better. I hope I didn't confuse you with that statement. Every year I purpose in my heart to be the best I can be in spirit, soul and body. However, I will be sharing some of my goals dreams and desires in upcoming posts, so stay tuned. Ok enough of that. Today I decided that I would share snippets of my number one post since I have been blogging. "No More Clutter" a three part post of my master bedroom closet make-over.


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Since my closet was so small I had to come up with a general idea as to how I wanted it to look. And the pic above was doable for my space.
 
 
 
It's sad to say but this is how the closet looked before the transformation. Ugh!  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired of my closet, so I rolled up my sleeves and went to work!
 
 
I removed everything from the closet even the shelving.
 
 
I gave the closet a fresh coat of paint, rearranged the shelving and added a chest of drawers.
 
 
It has been 3 years since the transformation and I  am still enjoying my closet. I hope this post  inspires you if your closet is in need of a make-over!
 
Happy New YEAR!