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.

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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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Installing a New Bathroom Vanity

In my last bathroom remodel update, I shared that we had redone the walls and installed the new mirror. The next step was to remove the old vanity and get ready to install the new one! What we thought would be an easy, one day project, ended up being quite a lot of work!

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Bathroom Remodel: New Walls

I recently shared that I was taking a literal tops down approach to my bathroom remodel, and starting with repairing the walls before installing my new vanity and counter top. After removing the old medicine cabinet mirror, the walls needed a little TLC before painting. Sometimes its annoying to have to pause and do things like chip old paint and repair holes in the wall, but it is worth it in the long run!

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