Hallway Mini Makeover

After scraping off the popcorn texture on the ceilings in my house, I’ve had a few locations where the paint started to randomly chip off. It seems like the plaster ceilings were never sanded down properly, so the old layers of paint start to come undone over time. We’ve found a solution that we need to chip all the loose paint, sand, and then use a high adhesion primer before skimming the spots and then repainting. (Easier said than done!). The good news is that it is a pretty quick project and the ceilings look perfect afterwards.

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Stress Free Office Mini Makeover

My company recently announced that we would be working from home for another 9 months. After 6 months of making due in my at home office, I decided that it was time for a little bit of a room makeover. I wanted to adjust the room to more of a permanent office space that worked for my needs.

Before quarantine, I used my office room as more of an extended closet, guest bedroom, but also had a desk space. I rarely worked from home, so I didn’t use the desk space very often. Now that I use the space daily, it was time to adjust. I didn’t end up doing a major makeover, but a few tweaks made the space so much better for stress-free work!

Some easy updates you can do to make major change to your space include:

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My Fall Home Makeover

It’s been an emotionally draining couple of weeks (or you know, year), so this week I decided I was going to take a day off work for a little self care. For me, this meant waking up for a sunrise run, shopping the new fall home decor at Target, and decorating my house for fall!

It felt nice to refresh the space and to buy some fun new things. Each year, I try a little different look to change things up. I started decorating with what I already had to get a better idea of what things would be nice to buy to complete the look. Before heading out to the store, I take pictures of what I already have and the spaces I want to use them in, so that I can be more thoughtful and intentional with what I buy.

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Bathroom Remodel Reveal

After what seems like years in the making, I am finally done with my bathroom remodel! The remodel included demoing the old medicine cabinet and vanity, repairing and repainting walls, tiling the floor, and building a new custom vanity.

Bathroom Remodel Reveal | Style & the Suburbs

You can read more about my bathroom remodel, from the beginning below!

Bathroom Remodel Inspo

Bathroom Remodel: Building a Vanity

Bathroom Remodel: The Demo Begins

Bathroom Remodel: New Walls

Installing a New Bathroom Vanity

Tiling Over an Existing Tile Floor

And now for the big reveal:

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Tiling Over an Existing Tile Floor

The last part of my bathroom remodel project was a new tile floor. I ripped up the most recent layer of tile, but didn’t want to disturb the original 1950’s tile floor. The bathroom was built around the floor, so it was easier just to tile over it.

A couple of things to consider if you want to tile over an existing tile floor are:

  1. The old tiles all need to be secured to the floor. If they are starting to pop up, you either need to reattach them or pull them all up.
  2. The old tiles need to be smooth without corners sticking up or high points. If you try to tile over an uneven surface with new ceramic tile, they could break.
  3. The overall height of the floor needs to be able to accommodate another layer of tile (think transitions in the doorway and any moldings in the room).

Luckily for me, all of these things were in my favor.

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Practically Free Ways to Update Your Home Decor

When times are tough, its hard to budget money for things like home decor. That doesn’t mean you can’t do things to transform and refresh your home! All it takes is a little bit of time and creativity. Below are 5 inexpensive or even free ways to update your decor today.

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