Let’s start out 2017 with a dramatic before and after shall we? I swore I was never going to go through a kitchen renovation again. Cooking out of the living with a toaster oven was an incredibly stressful experience. When we purchased this new home, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to live with the dark cave like kitchen. It’s hard to see in the photo but the cabinets had a thick layer of grease on them and they were banged up pretty badly. The sink wasn’t centered on the window. There was a horrible drop ceiling that made the room feel really dark and closed in. We decided we needed to create a bright white minimalist kitchen that we would want to cook in!
If you climbed up into my attic, you’d see a TON of little furniture pieces that I’ve saved because I knew I would need them at some point. I’ve been aggressively cleaning out this said attic so I hauled down an vintage stool for a quick redo project. I bought the stool at least two years ago at an estate sale that had a total of 3 stools. This one is particularly unique because the top is an actual lid that flips up so it can store stuff!
When it came to reupholstering the top, I remembered I had a few burlap pieces lying around my craft closet but then I remembered that the lovely husband had ordered me a gorgeous bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers not long ago. Farmgirl Flowers wraps their floral arrangements in burlap so I dug out that piece! I remember saving it for a small project and voila!, and it fit perfectly over the old fabric on the stool. P talked me out of just covering the fabric and he painstakingly pulled every single staple in the stool and there was a ton!
The stool sits in front of our wing back chair and the girls have been using it for their tea parties. It has turned out to be a small useful piece that is getting a ton of use in our home!
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We are winding down on our home renovations and it feels like the end is in sight! Over the weekend the electrician installed a gorgeous chandelier over the soaking tub in our master bathroom. I’m really happy with the way this space came out, it’s so bright and fresh feeling- much better than the carpeted cave it was before!
If remember my before post, the bathroom was dated. It had carpet, two vanities, a moldy pink shower and no tub.
The major priorities in this space was to knock down the wall separating the shower and vanity and to enclose the door leading from the master bedroom.
Those hexagon floors are one of my favorite things about this bathroom!
We went with a small acrylic chandelier to stay within our budget. It adds some sparkle and glamour above the bath tub.
I’m so happy with this beautiful and functional space! What do you think?
Tile, mirrors and fixtures from Lowe’s.
We’ve moved around the master bedroom a bit and I wanted to post an update since I realized I never posted what we did with the room. Here is a photo of how it looked when we purchased the house. Black stains on the carpet, yellow walls and small windows. This isn’t the actual master bedroom but it’s so much larger than the actual master that we decided to move our furniture into here.