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Bathroom Side Table

Ever since I moved into my house (about 5 months ago) I’ve been wanting to make a side table for my master bathroom.  See here’s what we’ve got.  An empty space between the cabinets and the door.  We keep a garbage here, as it is the most convenient place for it.  (I just didn’t want to take a picture of garbage.)

So, I found a tutorial on Not Just a Housewife that was perfect for what I needed.  I made it a little smaller, 16 X 16 top, and a little taller, 33 inches.  I painted it a blue-gray color to match my rugs.  The paint is Behr Prelude, bought at Home Depot.

I just love it!  It is the perfect little spot to hold the speakers and hide the trash (although still not pictured, that is where it will go.)

The next project in the masther bathroom will be to spruce up the mirror like this one at Full of Great Ideas.  I love how it has a crown molding look instead of just a frame.  Hopefully it won’t take me another 5 months to get to that project, but it probably will.

Other Posts to check out:
6 Step Banister Redo
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Nursery Redo
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Mudroom Lockers

In my new house I have a mudroom, well technically it’s a mud-hallway, but I love it. We had our builder make the closets smaller so that we would have room to build in some lockers. We searched online for inspiration and this is the sketch we came up with.

It’s a rough sketch, but you get the idea.  Luckily, my handy father in law stepped in to make the lockers for us  (which was so nice!)  He came and installed them a few weeks ago.

Tyson loved watching the workers!  We also signed our names on the wall behind the lockers.  If anyone removes the lockers later (I’m not sure why they would!) they will find our autographs, along with the year.

After the lockers were installed, I needed to paint them and find some hooks.  Here is how they looked before and after paint and hooks.

I even found some perfect baskets at Target to go in the cubbies.

I’ve thought about adding a cushion or some vinyl to make them more cute, what do you think?  Do they need more or just leave them the way they are?

I just love how they turned out!  They are going to be so helpful in keeping all the backpacks and jackets off the floor.  I’m especially excited to use them when school starts.

If you want a full tutorial on some mudroom storage, I saw a great one at A Charming Nest.

Other Posts to check out:
6 Step Banister Redo
DIY Home Projects
Nursery Redo
Decorating
Bathroom Side Table

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DIY Home Projects

There is a great satisfaction that comes when you finish a home project that you’ve been wanting to do. Since we moved into our home two and a half years ago, I’ve wanted to put in a back-splash and new faucet in our kitchen. We finally found an open Saturday and got to work. It’s amazing the projects you can do that don’t cost too much that can make such a huge difference.

Here are the supplies you need:

*12×12 tiles of your choice
*adhesive to back the tiles
*an adhesive spreader
*grout
*a flat bottom spreader tool for spreading the grout (different than adhesive)
*a large yellow sponge to wipe the grout
*a towel to clean after you’ve sponged
*possibly a tile saw (we ended up renting one)
*Calk to seal the edges

We started out measuring the first piece so that it was exactly side to side and top to bottom where we wanted it above our oven. Then we started at the left and worked to the right. We spread a generous amount of adhesive and then applied the tile and pressed as hard on it as we could. Some of the adhesive came through the little tiles-which I quickly wiped up. We aligned the tiles so they connected and just kept moving through the kitchen. It took us about 4 hours to apply on and then 5 hours to let the adhesive dry before we applied the grout.

Here are the before pictures:


Here are the working pictures (which I am missing out of! :):



And here is the finished product:


I also painted our downstairs bathroom while my husband was out of town last week!
Here are the before pics:


And the after pics: p.s I used Dover Gray satin paint (Olympic)


Other Posts to check out:
6 Step Banister Redo
Nursery Redo
Decorating
Bathroom Side Table
Mudroom Lockers

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