Monday, November 14, 2011


The new Lonny issue came out yesterday.  I didn't find it particularly action packed, but I did like these spots.  This apartment is decidedly quirky, but there's something about it that I like.

On a less quirky note, I really like this living room.

What were your favs?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Water Closet

Our master bathroom definitely earned the title water closet, because is was truly smaller than a closet.  This past summer we lived in a cloud of dust while it was renovated.  It was SO worth it though.  This was my first "true" reno project and I loved every bit of it.  I really had a good idea of what I wanted for the bathroom before I started, here was my inspiration:

Cottage bathroom

I really just wanted something clean and white because the bathroom before was yellow and dirty.  Gross.  It was the original 1950's bathroom that was built with the house and you could tell.

Here are some of the in progress/demo shots from my iPhone:

See?  I'm not even sure what's going on in the walls and did you see the rotting wood?  Yes, it was time. 

We were on a pretty tight budget (as far as bathrooms go), so I found most of my materials at Home Depot and discount online shops.

The bathroom is still pretty small so it's hard to get in there to get a good photo of it!  I am so happy with the result.  We did a rain head and a hand held in the shower and it feels so luxurious.  And since we did the renovation a few months ago, I can gladly say that the tile is VERY easy to keep clean.  So glad I did gray grout. 

Most of my FB friends have already seen these photos, but just had to share here too! 

Sources: Lighting - Pottery Barn
Floor Tile - Home Depot
Bathmat and Shower Curtain - West Elm
Shelves - West Elm
Sink - Homeindoor
Sink Faucet - Overstock
Shower Handheld - Faucet Depot
The subway wall tile was from the Floor and Decor store.