Inspiring Home Decor Small Businesses

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.

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How To Style Dec Pillows

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:

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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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Bathroom Remodel: The Demo Begins

After finishing up the detailing on my bathroom vanity, it was time to move to the demo phase of the project! My custom vanity top arrived last week and looks perfect. I am so happy I decided to spend the extra money to get exactly what I wanted. With how nice the vanity top looked, we realized it would be smarter to work tops down in the bathroom, instead of installing the beautiful new pieces and then working over them, so the order of operation changed slightly!

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