As we are spending more time at home, you may be considering remodeling or updating your home decor. Right now is a really good time to support small businesses, and these businesses can often provide unique items and creative inspiration.
I recently decided to overhaul my living room decor. I haven’t updated the room for a while, and was ready for a refreshed look, especially now that I have been spending more time at home.
Because I wanted to invest in some new decor, I took time to think through what I wanted and how it would all look together. Overall, I wanted the room to feel brighter, refreshed, and more pulled together. As I started shopping for pieces, I even created a diagram to help me decide!
When styling a couch with toss pillows, its important to balance whats similar about the pillows and whats different. You want the pillows to feel like they go together, but not be a formulaic copy and paste. Keep reading for my simple equation for styling toss pillows:
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.
You can read more about my bathroom remodel, from the beginning below!
And now for the big reveal:
Keeping your home clean seems like a constant battle. Sometimes I don’t even know how my house gets so messy when I’m not even around! It also seems like the more free time that you have, the harder it is to spend time cleaning.
As I’ve shared before, I believe the best way to be productive is to make a list and hold yourself accountable. I created this 7 day challenge to help guide you through a deep clean of your home. This should take a max of 1 hour a day, and leave your home in a cleaner state long term!
The key is to commit to the project and keep up with the tasks each day– no cheating! I plan to follow the challenge this week!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!