Wrapping up Master Bathroom

Yesterday I looked around my house and realized there were no more shoes prints of construction workers feet etched on my hard wood floors.

There was no longer dust whirling around in the air.

There were no more boxes piled in my bedroom, but rather filling up the sidewalk as they wait for the garbage truck to come rescue them.

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Now all that’s left of the construction site is the smell of fresh paint

and a beautiful *functioning* bathroom.

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That little doorway you see is a room for the toilet.

Do you remember the bath before? 

Toilet in the middle of the bathroom, awkwardly placed and a massive tub.

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There are multiple things missing still…

like shelving, handles for the vanity (which I am still hunting for the best one, maybe I am too picky), mirrors and painting the two doors that were installed.

BUT I CAN SHOWER IN THIS BATHROOM!

Can I get a Hallelujah and Amen and some praise hands??? 

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Don’t you just love the reflection of the window on the wall?

Dave, our AMAZING contractor, found these doors and sanded them down real nice for us!

Easy paint job.

He also extended the wall just enough to create a little bit more space without completely stealing all our closet space.

But instead of a swinging door, he built a pocket door to create more space.

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Here’s what before looked like (in case you forgot)

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We have to get two bulbs and paint that little spot around the light, but we chose one light fixture that was a little bigger to hang in-between our future mirrors!

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Remember that vanity I was painting a few weeks ago?

Well…

The vessel sinks in the vanity were a random idea Cody and I had and Dave made it come to life, while still alleviating drawer space (which can be very challenging). We loved the way it turned out!

Oh, and all that pretty molding on the floor and ceiling? Well Dave the Contractor couldn’t find any to match the rest of our house… so he just MADE it himself.

Y’all, I CANNOT say ENOUGH good about him. He is a ridiculously talented man.

And his wife, Deann, is one beautiful woman who is not afraid to get her hands dirty!

Love those two!

IMG_4619And then there is that big wall.

It is a lovely wall, there is space (which we have worked hard to have) but we need a form of good storage (that’s not an eyesore) to place on that wall!

Any pointers? Considering taking a trip to IKEA in a few weeks to see if we can find anything! Maybe there’s another place you have in mind! I would love to know!

Thanks to Dave and Deann and the crew, our bathroom is awesome, we could not be more thankful!! 

New Home, New Improvements 3

“The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend with someone who matters to you.” -unknown

I couldn’t agree more with that quote.

My weekend was full of work and projects, but all of it with my favorite Cody Bell.

IMG_4410 (1)We finally got the tile laid and grouted in our bathroom… (praise hands).

BUT grout has to dry and our final week of construction is this week… so more updated pics to come of that!

IMG_4388A few months ago we found this little piece of furniture at a yard sale in our neighborhood.

I bargained my way down to $30 for it.

Literally had a man trying to buy me out with it and for some strange reason, the owner gave it to me for the lower price (favor?? Can I get an amen?)

IMG_4389We talked to our contractor and sweet friend, Dave about this little piece being transformed into a vanity sink.

Dave gave us the thumbs up, so our next step was to get it to the color we wanted.

Simply White by Benjamin Moore was final decision.

So Saturday, January 30, it was sunny and 75 (Thank God I live in the South) and Cody Bell and I rolled up our sleeves and got to work!

IMG_4392If I’m being honest, this was really easy to paint. The only issue we ran into was the top of the vanity, which only took about 25 min to scrape. The rest was smooth sailing.

IMG_4395Chipped nail polish for the WIN! 🙂

I have to be real, I am NOT a DIY girl.

I really think it’s fun for about 20 minutes, and then if it doesn’t look like its working how I planned, I get over it REAL fast.

IMG_4396Gray hair on fleek am I right? ^^

But this day was spent with Cody Bell.

He’s my husband for those of you who don’t know him and YES I call him by his first and last name.

It’s a thing.

IMG_4397We talked (mostly in British accents) and laughed and painted and painted and painted.

But we were together.

Our schedules don’t exactly hand us quality time,

SO, when we do have quality time, it’s so incredibly sweet.

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It was time this weekend that really reminded me some truths about life.

Number 1.-It’s always a work in progress

Number 2.- Time spent with those you care most about is time well spent.

Number 3.- You have to put work into the things that you want to work, which includes marriage, friendships, family, and the Lord.

 IMG_4391Clearly this piece only came with three door handles.

We are looking for some pretty handles…

Any ideas or suggestions on where to look? Would love your help!

New Home, New Improvements 2

Many of you may have seen pictures from last week.

My before bathroom.

IMG_4251IMG_4249 (1)My home was quiet, peaceful, and untouched.

NOW…

IMG_1794They gutted,

IMG_1793gutted again…

IMG_1942knocked down a wall and rebuilt one, with room for a little pocket door to conserve space.

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Our contractor built a wall and a pocket door for a space for the toilet.

In case you didn’t notice,

our toilet was smack in the middle of our bathroom.

It was awkward and weird and just no.

IMG_4287Our bathroom is shaped weird, long but narrow.

We have had to be very strategic in placement, where to build and where to put everything.

IMG_4302In the process, my boxes never move.

The dusty footprints stay ever present, no matter how many times I swiffer wet jet it.

There is a lingering smell of paint in the air because literally we have painted everything we own.

It’s like a drug. We. can’t. stop.

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But building something new in an old home reminds me that there are new places of my heart that the Lord is building.

24 years of life have created spaces that are worn a little, crackled and scarred with joy and with sadness.

BUT

the best thing about seasons is that they are ever changing.

newness is on the horizon.

and PRAISE THE LORD FOR NEW TILE IN THE MORNING!