Grout mistakes and installed bathroom tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post. Last month I shared with y’all the process of picking tile for our kids bathroom, and I’m happy to say that it's all installed, and we are that much closer to having a livable house! As a reminder, here is the tile we picked - a brushed marble tile for the floor, a tumbled marble subway … [Read more...]



Boys Bathroom Tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post.  Alright, so it’s time to start diving into all the finish selections for the inside of the house. Up until now we have concentrated on exterior stuff, but the exterior is almost finished and so is the builder... which means that Adam and I have a whoooole lot of work to do in a relatively … [Read more...]



Prepping to Sell – Bathroom Updates

Originally Adam and I had planned not to sell this house until after we move into the new one. Our current house is paid off, and we figured that one of the advantages of not having to carry two mortgages is that we can move at our leisure. We were planning to finish the new house as much as possible, move our stuff over (slowly, because I’m going … [Read more...]



Master Bathroom Reveal

A few weeks ago I was working on my linen closet makeover and taking pictures of the finished product. I was perched on the vanity counter, pressed up again the mirror, when I looked around and realized that I had never posted a reveal of my master bathroom remodel. You know, the one Adam and I started in 2013 and haven't worked on in over a year? … [Read more...]



Linen Closet Organization (and the end of my pink walls!)

I've done a lot of painting during the seven years we've lived in this house. A lot. Most rooms have been painted three or more times... Adam jokes that there are so many layers of paint on the walls that I've actually decreased the square footage of our home. There is one spot that has yet to be caressed by a paintbrush though, the single … [Read more...]



My Painted Shower – One Year Later

Last October I did something crazy....I painted my shower. The post I wrote about the process has become one of my most popular, probably because (much like my paper bag flooring) it's just an unusual concept. Anyway, since it's been over a year I figured its high time for an update. After all, whats the point of posting crazy tutorials if I'm not … [Read more...]



$5 Built-In Magazine Rack

 I have another bathroom "mini project" for you today, this on is easy, cheap, and useful... the trifecta of DIY goodness. It may actually cross over to superfecta status, which also includes being attractive. This isn't the most beautiful thing I've made, but it at least qualifies as non-ugly. That's a win in my book. The only supplies you … [Read more...]



Industrial Bathroom Hardware

It's been awhile since we've visited my master bathroom. It's pretty much complete besides a few finishing touches that I've been putting off. Well, some finishing touches AND the linen closet, which is still pink from when we bought our house. But that is for another post, today we are talking industrial bathroom hardware. Believe it or not, … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy DIY Art

I'm finally getting around to posting about some of the DIY art that adorns my new industrial bathroom shelves. Sorry to leave y'all hanging! We had a family wedding this weekend (yay for awesome new sister-in-laws!) and I've been up to my eyeballs in trim for weeks. I'm just caulking and painting so it's not even blog post worthy, but it is … [Read more...]



Simple Industrial Pipe Shelving, Bathroom Edition

I finally have a new project to show you! So remember that master bathroom remodel that Adam and I have slowly been working on? Well, we checked another project off the list. Meet my new shelves... I love the way they turned out...they add a ton of personality to the bathroom. I like that they feel light (since it's glass) but are also … [Read more...]



How to Refinish Outdated Tile (yes, I painted my shower)

(Update - Click here to see how my painted shower is holding up after a year of use!) Who here has really outdated tile in their bathroom but doesn't want to rip it out and replace it? (I'm looking at you, mom!) Did you know that you can paint it? I wavered about doing something with the tile in our master bathroom for a long time. It's not … [Read more...]



The Easiest Way to Tile a Backsplash

I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you have a tiling project you want to take on but don't, because you're unsure of yourself. I don't blame you, there are a lot of steps...planning it out, mixing the thinset (mortar), applying the thinset, applying the tile, waiting for it to dry, grouting, sealing.... I have good news for you. You can tile … [Read more...]



Bathroom Remodel: Hanging the Mirror & Light

Hey everyone! I just got back from spending some time in Atlanta at Haven, a blog conference for DIY bloggers. It was awesome... I met so many amazing people, learned a ton, and got to spend a few days away from my kids for the first time ever.  Other people cooked my food and cleaned up my messes....I loved it. Now I'm home and cleaning up my own … [Read more...]



Birthing a Stenciled Bathroom

I'm back with a bathroom update! I didn't forget about it, I've been sloooooowly working on it this whole time. Last time I updated y'all on the bathroom it was APRIL (holy cow) and I showed you the finished dresser turned vanity. Well, here is what it looks like today! Yup, I stenciled it. We obviously did other stuff too, but this post is … [Read more...]



The Official Domestic Imperfection House Tour! (And A Link Party)

Welcome to my house tour...it's been a long time coming, right!? Currently my empty house tour tab is one of my most clicked things on my site, yet there has never been anything in it. To think of all the poor DIYers and curious souls I disappoint every single day. No more! So welcome to my always in progress, blurry pictured, somewhat messy house … [Read more...]



How to turn a Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity

Dressers are super versatile,  you can transform them into a host of things. I've seen them made into media centers, changing tables, buffets, benches, bookshelves, toy storage, and last but not least, bathroom vanities.  When we decided to start renovating our bathroom last month I knew I wanted a dresser as my new vanity. I liked the idea of the … [Read more...]



The Wood Flooring Countertop, Part II

Alright everyone, this is part two of my bathroom countertop adventure. (If you haven't read the first part you can do that HERE.) When I left y'all we had successfully made a counter out of maple wood flooring, which happens to be particularly hard to stain. Here was my first attempt... It looked terrible and Adam vetoed it right away. And … [Read more...]



Bathroom Remodel – Installing a Faucet and Sink

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moen, Incorporated for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The bathroom remodel continues, this time we are replacing our old sink and faucet. I'm really excited about his part, you'll see why... So here is the previous vanity. It's bottom of the line apartment chic, not to mention too small … [Read more...]



Bathroom Remodel – Build A Counter Out Of Wood Flooring

As you may or may not know, we have started remodeling our tiny master bathroom. You know that dresser that a gave a makeover the other day? Well, it's our new bathroom vanity! (or at least we're working on it.) Here is a before picture, just for reference. There was one problem with the dresser/vanity swicharoo....the top of the dresser … [Read more...]



Adding Length to a Shower Curtain

It all started when I feel in love with the  Mosaic Shower Curtain from World Market. I already had a perfectly good shower curtain  from Target, but it was kiddie themed..and as much as I try I just don't like kid stuff. So I ditched it. This one is beautiful (although it - and the entire bathroom - photograph terribly) but it has the same … [Read more...]