Bathroom Reveal

It's time to finally reveal our full bath remodel! I'm so excited to share the final product with you all. We worked so hard on it, when I say we I mean my husband, and I love the way it turned out! Here is the storyboard I created for the full bath. 

Bathroom Storyboard

Here's a refresh on what the bathroom looked like before. 

And here is the bathroom now!

I absolutely love the way it turned out! It is exactly what I had in my mind. 

I really wanted to incorporate some copper, since it's so popular right now, and I thought this was the perfect space to add some touches of it. It's not overwhelmingly copper, but I used some glass canisters with copper accents, and a copper trash can. I also wanted to add in some black accents. As you can see from the rest of my home I love black accents. I used black wire baskets under the vanity and on one of the shelves, which also have some black accents, a black toilet paper holder, and some black hooks. I think the black really pops against the light walls. 

We had to add new vanity feet because the ones that came with it didn't feel very sturdy and it made the vanity too tall. So, we got these vanity legs from Home Depot and painted them white to match the vanity. 

Speaking of the vanity, man this thing caused some problems. As I just mentioned, the vanity legs were not sturdy at all and actually broke a little bit while we were trying to stand it up. It was also really tall. We aren't super tall people and the space isn't very big so the tall vanity seemed out of place in our bathroom. Also, the vanity top doesn't sit completely on the vanity. It pretty much sits on only the corners. We used an adhesive to attached it so it's secure, but I would prefer it to be touching all four sides of the vanity top. Overall I love the way the vanity looks. It was a good price, and I think it shows in the quality of it. But it does work and looks great in the space. 

I am so happy with the way the bathroom turned out! John did such a great job with everything! He is so awesome with executing all of my design dreams and making them look better than I imagined. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing the before and after pictures of this bathroom remodel. Let me know what you think of the end result in the comments!

Thanks for reading! 









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Bathroom Update

Happy 2018! I can't believe it's already the new year! I have so much planned for the year, new projects, more home decor inspiration, lifestyle and fashion, a little bit of everything! 

So with that said, I want to do an update on our bathroom remodel. It's not finished but I wanted to share some progress photos.

We've painted the walls and the doors, ripped everything out, including the old floors, relocated the vanity pipes to the wall, and tiled the floors. And, when I say "we" I really mean my husband. He has been awesome with all of my remodel ideas. I helped paint, but other than that it's been all him! Here's some pictures of the progress!


Our next steps would be adding the new trim, installing the new toilet and vanity, caulking around the tub, putting the door knobs back on, and adding the hooks to the wall behind the door. After that it's time to start decorating! We will be adding some shelves behind the toilet which I'm excited to style. I still have to pick out and purchase a mirror, so that's my mission. The one from my storyboard is no longer available at my Hobby Lobby and I'd rather not pay for the shipping to order it online. I still need to purchase the rugs and a toilet paper holders and then I think we will have everything we need for it. I love the way it's turning out!

I can't wait to share the after photos! 

Thanks for reading!


If you enjoyed this post, you should check out A Modern Farmhouse Bathroom-StoryboardBathroom Storyboard, and Bathroom Reveal 

A Modern Farmhouse Bathroom - Storyboard

I mentioned before that we are going to be redoing our upstairs bathroom and now it's that time! On Friday we will be quoting Chip Gaines, "It's demo day!" I'm so excited to see the end result! 

This is how our bathroom looks right now. My husband started patching and sanding so that's what the white spots are on the walls. The walls are this pink/red/brown color that makes the room feel smaller than it is. The floor is a vinyl that is made to look like a stone with browns and tans. The vanity is probably the original with a brown vanity base and a light vanity top. 

I can't wait to bring in some lighter colors and update this space to our modern farmhouse style!

Bathroom Before
Bathroom Before
Bathroom Before
Bathroom Before

Just like I do for my clients, I like to make a storyboard before we do a project. It helps me see what the space will look like and I can see the different products next to each other. Here is the storyboard I made for our full bathroom. 

Bathroom Storyboard

We're painting the walls a lighter green/gray color and replacing the outdated floor with some wood look tile in a light brown.

We got a new vanity that's white with a white top. The bottom is open which will help make the room not feel so small. We chose to go with the same faucet we have in our downstairs bathroom. I love the simple classic look of it.

Instead of a towel bar, I want to use hooks to tie in the farmhouse style. I chose black to contrast all the light colors I have in here.

The light fixture is modern farmhouse and simple. I love it.

I have some wood and black shelves I'm going to put behind the toilet for extra storage. I got some glass and copper canisters from the Target dollar spot I'm going to use along with some copper wire baskets for even more storage.

For the rugs, I want to stay light and bright with some simple white bath mats.

I really wanted to tie in some rustic charm with the mirror. I'm not sure if we're going with this exact mirror, but we want the same look. 

We're keeping our shower curtain because I love it so much! The colors tie in so nicely with the new design. I picked the wall color with this shower curtain in mind. 

My overall feel for this bathroom is modern farmhouse, which is basically our entire house. I love the mix of farmhouse style with some modern elements. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my vision for our bathroom. I will share the after photos when it's done! 

Thanks for reading! 

If you enjoyed this post you should check out Bathroom StoryboardFarmhouse Floor Tile, What is E-Design, and Why E-Design 

Shiplap Tutorial

I am so excited to write this post because it's about SHIPLAP! I love shiplap and was so excited when we decided to put some in our half bath remodel. I told you when I shared our after photos that I would do a tutorial so here it is! We are not experts and this was our first time doing it but I wanted to share with you all how we did it and show you that you can do it too! Enjoy!


First off you want to measure the wall that you will be installing the shiplap on. You want to measure the height and width. Once you have those measurements it's time to head to the store. We used a plywood that was 5 mm thick but you could really use whatever. We wanted our boards to be cut into 6 in. wide strips so that each plank was 6 in. They will cut it for you at Home Depot, which is a huge help. We also had them cut the board down to about 4 ft. long. So we left with boards measuring 6 in x 4 ft. 

Once we got home we cut those stips down even more to the correct length, I believe ours were about 3 feet long. Once you have the strips cut down to the correct size, it's time to sand. 

You want to sand down the edges to make them as smooth as possible. 

Next it's time to nail them up!

We didn't have a nail gun to use so we did it the old fashion way. By hand. We tried using spacers to make the space in between the boards even, but they kept falling out. I've seen where some people use quarters as spacers, whatever works for you. We were able to kind of eye ball the spaces to make them even. 

I started off doing some and I had big ambitions. I thought, I can nail a few boards to the wall. Easy. 

Not easy. It's hard nailing them each by hand. My first tip would be to get a nail gun. It would go a lot quicker and you will be a lot less frustrated. 

So after I nailed a few in, I handed the hammer over to John. 


When you are nailing the boards to the wall you want to be nailing into the studs. You can use a stud finder or just knock on the wall to find them. Nailing them into the studs will make the boards more secure to the wall. 

We were doing our wall in the half bath that had the light fixture and plumbing so we needed to cut holes out for those. 

Once everything is nailed up, it's time to fill in the nail holes. We used a wood filler from Home Depot and it was easy and dried quickly. Once that's dry you want to sand that down so that it's smooth. 


After sanding it's time to paint! We painted ours white. I believe the color was Extra White by Sherwin Williams. 

The final steps would then be to add your baseboards and the quarter round in the corners and you are done! 

Here is the final product! I am so happy with the way it turned out! It was a lot of work, and we did a small wall, but it was worth it. I am now thinking of other places we can install some shiplap in our home! :) 

I hope this tutorial was helpful and not too confusing. Like I said before, this was our first time doing it and we are not experts. I just wanted to share with you all how we did it and give you a little step by step if you are interested in installing some shiplap of your own!

Thanks for reading! 

Bathroom Reveal

I am so excited to write this post! We have finished our half bath remodel and it looks like a whole new bathroom. I am so happy with the way it turned out. My husband is amazing for going along with all my design ideas and implementing them perfectly. He worked so hard on this room and I love it! 

Here is what our bathroom looked like before. 

The bathroom was livable. It had a working toilet and sink and was clean. But as far as style was concerned, it was far from mine. I had visions of clean, light, simple, and a touch of farmhouse charm. 

We went back and forth on replacing the vanity or not, and ultimately decided it needed to go. New floors, paint, vanity, and a new toilet were all on our list for this bathroom project. I knew what I wanted and we got to work! By we I really do mean John. I helped some with the shiplap and trim, but other than that it was really a one person job. The room is so small only one person could be in there working comfortably at a time. 

This is our half bath now. 

I am so happy with the way it turned out! It is exactly how I envisioned it. I got my shiplap (happy dance) and it looks great!

It took me awhile to pick out the paint color and I love what we chose. We used Sherwin Williams Fleur De Sel. It's a perfect light grey that makes the room feel larger than it is. 

We are going to replace our outlets and light switches so that they are white. We also have a new light fixture coming, it was delayed by about 3 months, and that will be the final touch. 

I will link all of our items at the bottom of this post. 

I will do another post going through the whole process, more of a step by step. I will also be doing a shiplap tutorial. This was our first time installing shiplap so we are no experts, but I will share how we did ours for anyone who is interested. 

We had so much fun designing and doing this project ourselves. I'm excited to start our next project!

Thanks for reading!


Vanity- Wayfair

Faucet- Home Depot

Towel Ring- Home Depot

Toilet Paper Holder- Home Depot

Mirror- Hobby Lobby

Tile- Home Depot

Toilet- Home Depot

Trash Can- Target

Toilet Paper Basket- Target Dollar Spot

Vases- TJ Maxx and World Market

Hand Towel- Marshalls

Paint- Sherwin Williams