Friday, February 3, 2017

Remodel Progress & Product Sources

Happy Friday friends! We are still waist deep in remodeling two bedrooms and the jack & jill bathroom, but I can see the light! This weekend we plan to tackle the floor in the red room (we will be using this process again) and I cannot wait to see the space transform with white plank floors. I painted the sub floor white, so that if there are spaces b/w the planks, the wood color won't show through (something I should have done for the black floors in our great room!). 

We finally got all the dang wallpaper off the walls in the other guest bedroom (the one we are painting navy- we decided on BM's Hale Navy). Whit tried his hand at skim coating, and it worked fabulously! It was actually a quick and easy process(by that I mean it took him two nights after work). Tonight we are going to move all the $h!t out of that room, tape off windows, lights etc... and paint the trim glossy white!

This is why the old carpet had to go.... I mean... This is what any old carpet looks like, which is why you should rip it out!

For the tub in the bathroom- the biscuit color had to go- so I refinished our tub! Yes, you do NOT have to hire someone to redo your bathroom, just get this awesome product and go to town! 

(my thighs do touch, this pic is an amazing optical illusion)

They make a chip repair kit, a brush on version, and a spray on application! I liked the brush, as I was more in control- but a spray may be good for a shower? Just be sure to follow their instructions and safety guidelines carefully! I also watched this video which helped- I recommend reading the instructions twice and watching the video twice to make sure you completely follow all the steps. 

I still have to do two more coats, but wanted to share the progress. I am undecided on if I want the base to be black or white?!

This vanity (two of them) are what we will install after the tile. They have legs and a bottom shelf that they will sit on, and I simply cannot wait to have these pretties installed. I will be honest though, it kind of felt dirty buying something brand spankin new??? Like a little piece of me died since I didn't find these on the side of the road or at the thrift store, ha! We picked both of them up for 40% off! I do not plan to keep the faucet or hardware. I have these faucets in my amazon basket RN- and I am in love. 

Can't wait to decorate these puppies with some succulents and yummy smelling soap!

Thinking this light fixture, but in polished chrome for the bathroom? IDK yet. I am waiting to decide finishing touches until the tile and walls and vanity's are finished. 

We decided on this tile, with gray grout (pictured above) I highly suggest going online or to a Floor & Decor store for tile or counter tops- their prices and quality cannot be beat!

This precious penny tile was a close second...  

I thought these long white tiles were super cool- would be awesome as a backsplash in a herringbone pattern- if you had a large wall space to cover. Hmm... I may have to re-redo our kitchen... 

For the red room- these are the twin beds I purchased from a local antique store- Hodgepodge Antiques. They were $425 for both- which is a ton of money (IMO). They are federal style with barley twist spindles, and I think the are just the coolest things ever.  Online, similar beds go for like $1000+  and the ones I purchased are in MINT condition. A little tip my instabestie Meg Hall gave me on buying antique furniture, or anything used for that matter- check out how much it would be to buy the same thing new! Similar wooden twin beds, like here, are more expensive for just one bed than what I paid for both! Duh!

I have been wanting to stop into a local lamp store for awhile now, and I finally did and died & went to heaven. The store is called Southern Shades, and it was amazing! They had the coolest freaking lamps ever, they were pricey, but they have a sale right now, and I can't get this beauty off my mind... They are actually priced just fine, it is just that I am cheap. I do plan on taking him a few lamps I have now and having shades made for the lamps- after visiting this store I am never buying lamp shades for a box store again! I need like 5 promotions though before I stop buying lamps from thrift stores, lol. 

Not really related, but I bought six black shades with gold liners for our kitchen chandelier, as it was just too bright, and the lamp shades are made in Meridian, MS! They are truly southern shades y'all :).

Speaking of local, I am in the process of washing our set of  Red Land Cotton classic hemstitched twin sheets. Red Land Cotton is a cotton farm right here in North Alabama. The USA made, 100% cotton bed sheets are literally the best thing ever. We have partnered with them on the twin beds after buying their king hemstitch sheets for our bedroom. I cannot wait to photograph the sheets on the beds in the finished bedroom. Our guests are so lucky they will be able to sleep on these puppies! Splurging a bit on sheets that will last forever, and are super soft, are totally worth it. They continue to offer more and more products that are made from their cotton & offer 15% off if you sign up for their newsletter! Duh!! Be sure to check them out!

I never keep the bows, but this black and white is just too good!

And because no matter what stage in life I will be in, I will always love IKEA. Sure, some of their stuff is cheap and crappy, but there are things from there that I think are way affordable and super durable. 

Like the Ritva curtain, the Racka rod, Entreratt finials and Betydlig wall/ceiling kit. The curtains are sold in packs of two, and they made them 118" long, which is perfect for our house- short curtains are literally the worst. IDK why most stores only carry 85" curtains??

I use black non-stick hangers for our clothes, but in our coat closet and guest bedrooms, I like to have wooden hangers available. Kind of hotel-ish. $5/pack. 

Ikea has baskets- I plant to stick a tall plant in this one, and have it in one of the bedrooms. 

... Our entryway... currently. I am actually kind of a clean/neat freak, so this definitely makes me a bit crazy, but I just have to mentally block it out, because I know it is only temporary!

You guys- have a fabulous weekend and hopefully very soon I will be able to share "after" photos of at least one of the three rooms we are working on :) 

Thanks for reading, as always! 



  1. I love seeing the progress! And because I am obsessed with that tub, I'll throw in my opinion that a black base would look sharp!! ��

    1. Thanks Caleb!! I agree with the black base... Once the tile goes in, I think I will be able to make the call for sure!

  2. I included these inspiration pins to make your decision even harder:

    1. Thanks LOL! I love them both! ugh!

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