July 26, 2017

$100 Rom Challenge Week 4 | Modern Half Bath Reveal

A day late, but this is the last week of the $100 Room Challenge and it's reveal day! We decided to redo our half bathroom that connects our master and guest bedrooms. The great thing about this challenge is that you can spend $100 to make the room a little more livable, but if you decide to do a full renovation you don't feel so bad because you haven't put a ton of money in it. See the previous 3 weeks to see how far this room has come in only a month.

Week 1 | The Half Bath Before
Week 2 | Painting the Tile
Week 3 | Open Shelving & Wall Paint

July 19, 2017

$100 Rom Challenge Week 3 | Open Shelves & Wall Paint

I've decided that the older you get, the faster time goes by! It is Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge, and somehow I have been able to squeek by with only spending $16 so far. This week, I was able to get all of the painting done, took out the old medicine cabinet mirror, built/installed the two open shelves above the toilet. Catch up with the past two weeks:

Week 1 | The Half Bath Before
Week 2 | Painting the Tile

July 12, 2017

$100 Rom Challenge Week 2 | Painting the Tile

It's the 2nd week of the $100 Room Challenge and my mind can't settle on just one style for our half bathroom. This week I only got to painting the tile since it was my birthday weekend (woot woot!). But painting the tile was a huge improvement. I also took the cheap-o storage thing above the toilet off the wall which made the room seem 10x's bigger.

You can also catch up with the before pictures in Week 1.

July 5, 2017

$100 Rom Challenge Week 1 | The Half Bath Before

Fun news guys, I'm participating in this season of the $100 Room Challenge! We redid the laundry room for the One Room Challenge this past May and I needed some motivation to get back in the saddle, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry started this challenge as a way to encourage people to improve their rooms, even if it's only a little at a time. We post every Wednesday in July and do the big reveal on the last week. You can read more about how she started this challenge on her blog and keep up with it on social media with #100RoomChallenge.

For this round I chose to do the half bathroom that is between the master and the guest room. It's a fairly small room that is low on my house renovation list, so I thought it could benefit from a low budget, quick makeover.

June 21, 2017

Bamboo Blinds in the Living Room

Hi guys, it's been a while. After our 6 week sprint to finish the Laundry Room, I was DIY-ED OUT. I had to take a break. I started a new job and made plans for what project we would take on next and then a few weeks went by - but hey, that's real life. The living room has been untouched since we moved in. We don't have a tv and haven't had guests yet so it has been a low priority. Thankfully my mom was making room in her basement for new blinds, so she sweetly gifted them to us.

Bamboo blinds have always been my favorite, especially in the lighter color, but never thought I would get them in this house since they are so expensive (blinds are just expensive in general..). Thankfully these beauties came across my path and we put them up last week.

May 11, 2017

One Room Challenge Week 6 | The Laundry Room Reveal!

The past 6 weeks have been packed with excitement and frustration as we completely gutted and remodeled our outdoor utility room. For those of you who are visiting for the first time, I'm Elizabeth and I write the posts around here. We bought our house less than a year ago and it was a big fixer upper - I mean like we couldn't even move in until 5 months of remodeling. We completely overhauled the inside and re-did the kitchen, but our outdoor utility room was left empty with only the water heater.

This will be my first and almost completely remodeled by myself space, my dad graciously helped me with the plumbing and electrical (because who wants to learn how to do that stuff on 50 year old pipes/wires?) oh, and hanging the cabinets. Not that I wasn't offered help, but I wanted to prove to myself that I was capable of doing it. You can see all the progress week by week, and I still can't believe where we were 6 weeks ago.

Week 1: Laundry Room Before and Plans
Week 2: Plumbing, Prepping Walls, Cabinets, and Mood Board
Week 3: Faux Shiplap & Water Heater Closet
Week 4: Finished Water Heater Closet and Trimmed out the Cabinets
Week 5: Open Shelf, Base Cabinet, & Final Wall Color

We didn't get any before before pictures (since my sweet husband tore everything out on a whim one day), but once we gutted the room I got some pictures of the drywall. I do have a video of it completely gutted that I shared in Week 1, but I'll share it again below. Just imagine 50 year old drywall, old metal bracket shelves covered in rust and grime and spiders - and you'll be where we really started.

6 weeks later, a few hundred dollars, and the entire That 70's Show (yes, all 200 episodes), this is where we are today.

May 4, 2017

One Room Challenge Week 5 | Open Shelf, Base Cabinet, and Final Wall Color

If you've been following along with the InstaStories this week, you saw the great paint color debate and my unwrapping of the wallpaper that finally got here! Week 5 of the One Room Challenge has come and gone, and we are one step closer to having a functioning laundry room. This week we were able to get the final color on the walls, build the frames for the bottom drawer and open shelf, and paint the Washer and Dryer. Catch up on the previous weeks to see how far we've come, in the reveal next week I'll be sure to have some good befores and side by sides.

Week 1: Laundry Room Before and Plans
Week 2: Plumbing, Prepping Walls, Cabinets, and Mood Board
Week 3: Faux Shiplap & Water Heater Closet
Week 4: Finished Water Heater Closet and Trimmed out the Cabinets

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