Space Planning – Dining Room & Pantry

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I took three whole days off of working on my bathroom...and my house in general. It was a great, relaxing weekend, but of course that didn't stop me from thinking about, dreaming about, and planning what I'll be working on next once the bathroom is finished. Matt thinks I should finish the hallway, but what I really want to work on is either the … [Read more...]

Finished Bi-fold Closet Doors Used As Double Doors

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With the exception of a few minor details, my bi-fold closet doors that I used as double doors are finished!  They're perfectly private (no gap between the doors), and yes, they lock.  :)  So just ignore all of the unfinished projects surrounding the door (obviously including the unpainted drywall), and take a look at how my doors turned … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Vanity Mirror With Sconces

Framed bathroo mirror with integrated sconces

Yesterday I got another project checked off of my bathroom remodel "to do" list.  I made a very easy DIY vanity mirror with sconces incorporated into the design. When I switched gears from a temporary bathroom makeover to the long term bathroom remodel, I decided that with the larger vanity, I also wanted a really large mirror since large … [Read more...]

DIY Tub Skirt (Decorative Side Panel) For A Standard Apron-Side Soaking Tub

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This weekend I got one more pretty big project marked off of my "to do" list on my bathroom remodel. I spent the last two days giving my very basic soaking tub a big makeover by adding a DIY tub skirt to the side of it to continue the wainscoting design onto the bathtub side of the room.  It really dressed up that boring, basic bathtub! Too … [Read more...]

Finished Recessed Panel Wainscoting (Judges Paneling) With Mosaic Tile Accent

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My DIY recessed panel wainscoting (also called judges paneling) is finished, and I LOVE how it turned out!  (But now I'm doubting my wall color decision.  *Sigh*)  UPDATE:  I changed the wall color.  You can see the new wall color here. The tile accent is my favorite thing (it's so shiny!), and the way it wraps around the vanity to make a … [Read more...]

Three Options For The Back Of My Built-In Open Shelves (Mirror, Accent Paint Color, Mosaic Tile)

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My wainscoting is going to take me a day longer to complete than I thought, so I'll be finishing it up today, and show you how it turned out tomorrow.  In the meantime, I want to share some ideas I had about the built-in linen storage area, and you tell me what you think. As you know by now, the linen storage area will go on the same wall as the … [Read more...]

Recessed Panel Wainscoting With Tile Accent – Part 1

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I actually already showed you the start of my wainscoting the other day, but I'm still calling this "part 1" because I'm starting at the beginning. At some point last week, I got the very start of the wainscoting on the far wall in place, which was basically made up of 1 x 4's installed horizontally along the floor, and then again at about 37.5 … [Read more...]

Teal Furniture-Style Vanity Made From Stock Cabinets – Finished!

furniture style bathroom vanity from stock cabinets - 36a

I finally finished my vanity, and I love it!  It's tall (36 inches, which is taller than the standard bathroom vanity, but evidently that height is becoming the new norm), dark (a beautiful deep teal, Behr's Mythical Forest), and oh so handsome! I apologize for the blurry pictures.  For some reason, all of my pictures from this weekend have … [Read more...]