Design Solutions for the ‘Ugly Bathroom’ {Reader Submission Reveal}

May 12, 2014


Not only has another Monday greeted us, BUT it's reveal day for the reader submitted bathrooms for the Ugly Bathroom Makeover challenge. I asked for bathrooms, and so many of you delivered! Thank you all who sent me pictures of your drear, in-need-of-love bathrooms.  I truly wish I could help ALL OF YOU with making over your bathrooms, but in the end Lowe's and I chose Melissa's "blah and uninspiring master bathroom". Hi Jenna I was so excited when I read your post about the ugly bathroom transformation because I have the most blah and uninspiring master bathroom! We moved into our … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Update a Bathroom on a Budget

May 7, 2014


There have been some really qualified "entries" for the ugly bathroom makeover.  I'm not going to lie...  some of you are in desperate need of direction & a plan on how to jazz up your bathrooms.  Most of the bathrooms I received pictures for, have good bones and are similar in layout of many homes, but they need to be taken to the next level to be practical and pretty! Lowe's and I are going through the pictures and next Monday will be the day when you'll get to see what reader submitted bathroom we chose, along with a Creative Vision Board + 'plan of action' for the space.  In the … [Read more...]

Taking over & Transforming the ‘Ugly Bathroom’

April 30, 2014


Let's talk bathrooms... They're one of those spaces in the home that often gets neglected, yet should get the most attention.  Whether just moving into a home that has a bathroom in dire need of a makeover or a bathroom that's gone too long without a refresh, revamping a bathroom doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive. Let's face it, who doesn't duck away from it all for a few minutes of peace and quiet in the bathroom (especially when you have kids).  And who doesn't relish in a long, hot shower after rolling out of bed to actually feel fully awake.  No moments of any day should … [Read more...]

Powder Room Remodel: Repairing Wall and Hanging Wallpaper

May 14, 2013


Between baseball, a birthday party, and celebrating Mother's Day (shout out to all the moms out there - hope you had a great day), there was very little time to actually get anything major accomplished on the DIY homefront this weekend.  BUT, somehow with 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there, I was able to squeeze in a few trips to Lowe's (for supplies) and a few moments to hang wallpaper.  And thankfully with those spare moments, I actually got alot done and I feel like I'm making progress - even though it's slow. Since announcing the plans for the powder room and sharing details on the … [Read more...]

Powder Room Remodel – Phase 1: Removing the Existing Toilet and Pedestal Sink

April 29, 2013

powder room remodel

My feet are sore and my fingers have a few blisters, but it's well worth the pain for how much work around the house was accomplished this past weekend.  It was the first days of really nice weather and aside from a baseball game and a birthday celebration, much of the weekend was spent cleaning out the garage, sprucing up the exterior, and starting the powder room remodel. I shared details of my plans for the powder room a few weeks ago and was thrilled to finally get started. To begin the process the old had to come out before the new goes in, so the Mister and I got our tools out and got … [Read more...]

DIY: Stenciled Shower Curtain using Drop Cloth

April 16, 2013

DIY: Stenciled Shower Curtain Using Drop Cloth Material - super simple & inexpensive to create! @Jenna_Burger,

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far.  Now that I'm coming off my amazing moment high and getting back into my DIY groove, I'm excited to show you the new stenciled shower curtain panel that I recently made for the kids bathroom. You may have seen a sneak peak of the shower curtain a few weeks ago when I shared some Spring updates.  A few of you even commented saying you loved the color choice (I do too). It's bright. It's bold. It's an eye-catcher... ...And I made it myself.  It was super easy, inexpensive, and something you can absolutely do too! The materials I … [Read more...]

5 DIY Ideas to Makeover Your Bathroom

September 12, 2011

DIY Ideas for the Bathroom

The Bathroom ~ It’s a fashion statement. A focal point in your home. A place you go to unwind and relax. Your own personal spa. In just a few short days, there are lots of things you can do yourself to give your bathroom an entirely new look without undergoing a total bathroom remodel! Every one of these easy DIY ideas will make a difference in the way your bathroom looks and feels. 1. Change up the walls with color or patterns Paint. A new coat of paint can easily be completed in a weekend, even if wallpaper needs to be removed or if walls need to be primed. Try to get some prep done … [Read more...]

Blah to Beautiful: Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

April 7, 2011

Sherwin Williams Paint Visualizer

I feel like I've been talking (and thinking) about this bathroom for decades, but in reality, it's really only been a few weeks.  Somehow it took longer to execute than anticipated but I can thankfully say....IT'S DONE! All things considered, this was (simply) a minor bathroom makeover.  Even though I dreamed of new white tile, a dark wood cabinet, and a fresh new sink, I'm very happy with the updates and the outcome.  My "overhaul dream" bathroom will come someday in the future! SO here it is ~ (sorry for the narrow picture, it's a bit difficult to take photos in such a small space) And … [Read more...]