Just sharing a few updates and changes we’ve made around here lately!
Hello beautiful friends!
I thought I’d share a little of what’s been going on around here. I’ve made some changes and wanted to show you.
We are also working on our bathrooms. One is almost finished (waiting on the mirror) and the other we are smack in the middle of.
First up, let me show you the new curtains and rug for the living room. I loved the white and bright spa feel we had but you know, sometimes it’s just time for a change. I wanted to add some color and so I did. All I need are a few new colorful pillows to complete the look.
A reminder of how it used to look with the white slipcovers, white curtains, and rug that were previously in here. (I’ll link all items in this post at the very bottom so be sure to scroll down if interested in anything)
And now with the tan/beige slipcovers, new rug, and new curtains.
I’m really enjoying the new look!
So refreshing to change things up sometimes.
And here is how it really looks…dog bed, Ryder and all! ;)
I also got two new rugs in the foyer and kitchen too. (by the way, these and the one above in our living room are “washable”, as in you can put them in a washing machine…I haven’t yet)
I love the soft, “washed out” look of these.
And a different view…
The matching one in the kitchen…
If you follow along on Instagram you know that we also gave our downstairs guest 1/2 bath a whole refresh, new shiplap and all. I replaced the mirror but then didn’t end up liking what I got…so I moved it to my closet.
Here is what used to be in here…
I thought I had a closer up of that mirror but I guess not. Anyway, you get the idea.
Here is the mirror I have in there now…
I love the look and how it is tiltable!
We also finally replaced the hangers here for my pants with this pullout from IKEA. (it finally came back in stock)
That allowed us to fit an extra drawer in which was a bonus!
See the new drawer above? We have the handle (it’s sitting up top there) just need to attach it.
Once the new mirror comes in for the 1/2 guest bath I’ll be sharing it too.
Here’s a look at it over the years…
Original, when we moved in.
My first makeover…palm trees!
And the third makeover, painted cabinet, new paint, etc.
The fourth makeover, painted the cabinet again, new paint, lighting, etc.
Stay tuned for the 5th and latest makeover!
This is what happens when you live in the same place 17+ years. haha
I made curtains (no sew, just cut longer ones to fit) for all three bathrooms and our bedroom.
I hope to share our master bedroom soon, that one has been a long time coming as well.
I did all three bathrooms the same, white, simple one-sided, just slide over for privacy.
Since we have replacement windows, window coverings are limited because you can’t really mount anything inside the frames.
All of the shades we had previously no longer worked. But we have made it work without any at all.
I actually like it better as when the curtains are opened, there are no shades at all, just glorious big open windows and sunshine!
It’s hard to tell but you can see below we originally had one large window with two smaller ones on each side. When we replaced the windows, instead of having to special order, we simply changed it to three same sizes instead.
So when the blinds went, I decided to put curtains where the windows come together in the middle sections.
This way, you can slide them for privacy, as needed.
Form and function.
You can see where there is really nowhere to mount anything. No worries though because I am very happy with this solution.
And lastly, the hall bath.
Remember this mood board?
Still planning this exact thing. We even just ordered the bath cabinet and new faucets. Yippee!
Let me take you back to that time when I got tired of looking at the old tile and started ripping it out…while hubby was away on a work trip!! haha
Probably circa 2005-ish.
And turned it into this…
What you can’t see there is the yucky and tired-looking surround we put in instead of retiling.
So we ripped that out and decided to finally tile the surround.
Here’s a sneak peek.
Follow along on Instagram for updates on this bathroom as we go. I’ll be sharing there as we work on it!
I will be SO glad to have this done. It’s literally the very last update that this house needs. We will be working on our garage (the great clean-out and organizing project) next.
Not looking forward to doing that one but so looking forward to having it done.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our changes and updates today. I figured I had so many things I’ve changed and so many updates going on it was time to share.
Here is the list of sources for as many things as I can find in this post, as promised:
- Living Room Rug
- Denim Blue Curtains
- White Curtains
- Foyer and Kitchen Runner
- Curtains for Baths
- Pants Pullout (IKEA)
- Mirror in Closet
- Bath Vanity in Mood Board
- Stencil For Flooring (I’m going to paint the tile in the hall bath)
If there is anything I’ve missed in the photos that you would like a link to, just let me know and I’ll try to find it for you!
Will hopefully see you later this week with the guest bath reveal…if not, I may do something for Valentine’s day upcoming instead.
See you then!