P & B (No Jelly)

image (42) I am going to be quite honest… I am still stumped as to how to make this kitchen look decent (you can see me slowly improving it here, here, and here).  But in the meantime, I’ve decided to make it at least look like OURS.  So when I found some cardboard letters for 30% off at Hobby Lobby ($1.73 each), I decided to take the letters for a kitchen test spin.  In the above picture, you can see how great they look above the sink.  And in the below picture, you can see how great they look on their own! photo (11) Wanna know how I did it?  Follow along as I work on the ampersand! image (43) Step 1: Gather your materials.  For this project, you will need some cardboard letters, scrapbook paper, scissors, Mod Podge glue, and a brush for application.  I poured my glue into a bowl (I know, I know… not exactly eco-friendly, but it made clean-up so easy!).

Step 2 (OPTIONAL): Make sure you have a little dog on your lap to help with the project. image (45)Step 3: Apply a thin coat of glue to the largest flat surface on the cardboard letter.  Place the sheet of scrapbook paper on top and smooth in place. image (44) Step 4: This is the hard part.  And also the most slow-going.  You need to cut the paper in order to fold it down over the sides.  This is much easier if you’re working on a shape with straight edges, like L or E.  But with rounded edges, you just have to go slowly and make sure you smooth the sides out as carefully as possible.  With the ampersand, I found it easiest to cut the paper in about 1 inch increments, lay down some glue, and fold it over into place.  You’ll need to do the same with any holes (in letters such as P or B), and this may even involve adding separate scraps of paper.  For this reason, I was happy I chose a pattern that doesn’t really need to match up perfectly (this would be much more difficult with patterns like polka dots or stripes). image (39) Step 5: Once you’ve covered up the front, sides, and any holes with scrapbook paper, it’s your decision whether or not you want to completely Mod Podge over the whole she-bang (for instance, if you want it to be glossy).  I decided to skip this step, and simply left the letters out for 2 hours to dry. Step 6: Turn the dry letters over and put 3M velcro strips on the back. image (40) You can see in the above picture that I overlapped the scrapbook paper around to the back in order to leave the edges looking clean and smooth.

Step 7: Hang them in place, and you’re all set! image (41)But why did I chose ‘P’ and ‘B’?  They’re the initials of both mine and Mike’s last names.

And why did I decide to put something above the sink?  First of all, the wide-open strip is practically begging for some kind of decoration.  But more practically, SOMETHING had to go there, since there was a random 2-prong outlet embedded awkwardly right above the sink. image (38) The landlords had placed an ugly, awkward, non-working clock to cover up the outlet.  Even though its redness matched our tomato of a kitchen, the clock wasn’t working for me.  Take a look for yourself at how dingy and blah it is:

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Needless to say, it had to go.  And I am so much happier with the space above the sink now!  What do you think?

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Xo, Laura

Ruly Jewelry

My earring situation went from unruly earlier today to totally ruly tonight.

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Earlier today you heard about my failure of an earring wrangling system.  Well, tonight I remedied that with a cardboard box, cork board, hot glue, and tape.

Basically,  I started with a huge piece of metal sheeting.

Laura & Metal Sheet LoveBut I cut about 1/3 of it off to create this flop of a masterpiece:

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So tonight I was faced with the choice of either using the tiny piece of metal I had left over from earlier today, OR using the other part of the sheeting, which was much bigger.  I went with the latter.  This meant that I couldn’t use the same frame.  But I unfortunately didn’t have one on hand that would work… so I made one out of a cardboard box left over from a recent dress order.

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I started by cutting the outside flaps off, and then I folded them in half to cut evenly along that line.  I continued this process until I had 6 evenly sized pieces.  1 each for the top and the bottom of the frame, and 2 for each of the sides.  In order to make sure these were secured properly to the metal, I used a hot glue gun as well as packing tape.

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Here is my manly version of Vanna White modeling the new handmade frame against the rejected one (you can really notice the size difference in pieces):

Hot glue dries almost immediately, so I set to work cutting out pieces of cork.  I used fairly thin rolled cork that I have had forever.  I used it most recently on a map project for Mike.  It’s super easy to cut, but can also rip if you’re not carefeul… you just have to be sure to go slow and be steady.  I cut 4 evenly sized pieces that were so long they overlapped on the edges.  I wanted this overlap so that the frame would look bigger than it actually is, but also so that there was some room for error in case an edge ripped or needed to be evened out.  When all of the pieces were cut and laid out, I carefully attached them with hot glue.  Then I had Mike hold it up to make sure all of the sides were even and neat.

It looked great, so I attached 3M strips on the back.  As always, I cut bigger 3M strips in half to save money, but then I worried that the frame wasn’t thick enough to lay flat on the wall.  So I made sure there were 4 pieces to hold it on the wall (two 3M strips cut in half).

image (46)And then I hung it up!  I think it looks SO much better, but the best part is that it holds studs (in the frame) just as easily as dangly earrings!

Unruly Jewelry

This week has been insanely busy.  So busy that we have to keep farming out the dogs to doggie day camp, which they love.  Every night, Gus is so tired that he can barely keep himself from falling off the couch.

photoSince we’ve been so busy, today’s posts are going to be a little different.  This morning’s is all about how DIY projects can sometimes fail… and tonight’s post will be all about how I rectified the situation.  I guess these posts can be considered a metaphor for life – sometimes things don’t go as planned, but you have to take those lemons and make them into lemonade!  Or at least, that’s the situation with my earring storage.

My jewelry has always been out of control.  As in, constantly talking back, breaking curfew, and just generally being a hot mess.    I have to say that I at least TRIED to corral everything together by storing earrings in bowls, drawers, hanging them on ribbon… I even tried to use an old cheese grater, similar to this post that I found on Pinterest.

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But no method was attractive and easy enough for me to maintain.  Until I saw this beautiful metal sheet for sale for $10.  And then I started brainstorming how it could hold my earrings.Laura & Metal Sheet Love

I thought it would look amazing hung behind an ornate frame I’d taken off a mirror (to use for another project).  I planned on spray painting the frame a fun color.

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But unfortunately, the metal sheet was a tiny bit too narrow for the frame.

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Luckily, I had a piece of plain white cardboard left over from one of my other frames.  You know, the white piece you can put between your picture and the glass?  It seemed like it would be perfect!

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The metal was surprisingly easy to cut with plain old scissors.  I trimmed it up and set it aside.  In the meantime, I turned my attention to the frame.

I love working with washi tape, as illustrated by my pencil-beautification project.  I’d purchased this beauty at Michael’s awhile back, and was so excited to use it, since it would coordinate perfectly with my green pencils without being too matchy-matchy.

See how pretty it is?

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See how well the color matches the green pencils?

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It took me about 10 minutes to tape up the frame.  In order to get neat edges, I made sure to always leave tape overlapping the edges, and then I cut a bit off to create a smooth corner.

Eventually I was left with a totally professional looking frame.

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I flipped it over and attached the metal sheet with clear packing tape.  I used a generous amount so that it would lay flat.  You don’t need to worry about the fact that the green washi tape looks messy on the back; it won’t show in the finished product.

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I wanted to hang it on the wall, so I cut some 3M strips in half, and attached them.  As I explained in this post, I like to cut them in half for light-weight frames in order to save money!

And then it was time for wall hanging!

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At this point, I started to slightly panic.  It’s too busy!  It’s too flimsy-looking!  But I thought maybe hanging some earrings would pull it all together.

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Nope.  Still too crazy.  I mean, what was I thinking?

And it’s not just the busy, clashing patterns.  Where do I hang the post earrings?  Major fail.

…But all is not lost!  Tune in tonight to see how I remedy the situation!  Leave your guesses in the comments :-)

–Laura

 

Broken Pencils Are Pointless

These pencils aren’t actually broken… And even though they aren’t sharpened, they’re not pointless!  They make an excellent office accent piece!

Basically, this project was started because I can’t sit still ever, and I therefore always need projects to do while watching TV.  I knew it was project fate when the Barnes & Noble on campus was having a 50% off sale on pencils.

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I grabbed two packs for a little over $1 total.  Using washi tape that I had laying around (if you don’t have any at home, you can usually find some at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s for around $1.50), I wrapped it around each pencil, starting near the eraser and working my way down.  The washi tape is easy to rip, and you can get a close edge by using a pair of scissors or a knife.  I wrapped 10 green, and 10 blue.

If the above photos confuse you a little bit, allow me to explain: the room was very dark when I tried to take photos.  And I was feeling very lazy.  So the photos are terrible.  My apologies!

Also, the green washi tape was snapped after I’d already finished the pencil project… And the blue one could  not be photographed since it was already in Gus’ belly.  Yup, he chewed up about half a roll of blue washi tape.  Didn’t seem to bother him one bit!  For the record, he also enjoys 3M velcro strips.  And he’s tried to go for the beaver skull quite a few times.  The boy will chew on anything.

Anyway, keep wrapping the washi tape around each pencil.  It’s fine if it overlaps.  And it’s also fine if some yellow pencil shows through.  It’s a very forgiving project.  And after all, they’re only pencils!

So after all 20 pencils were complete, I needed a vessel to put them in.  I found the perfect one, too!  A Classico pasta sauce jar, with the label removed.

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You might remember that I used the same type of jar (spray painted gray) as a vase back in this post.

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But alas, it was too tall.  It kept the pencils corralled too tightly together.  So I used an old canning jar:

image (28)It’s perfect!

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–Laura

 

Inspirational Ideas: My Favorite Blogs

I have been spending a lot of my free time (waiting in grocery store check-out lines, while making dinner, when a TV show is boring me…) checking up on what other people are doing online.  And I’ve come to a conclusion; there are so many great blogs out there right now!  So many, in face, that I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.  These are the blogs, posts, and projects that have been inspiring me lately:

  1. Sugar & Cloth.  I have just recently discovered this one, and I am just absolutely in love.  Look at how adorable (and easily doable!) this Stump Side Table is!

    Photo by Sugar & Cloth

    Photo by Sugar & Cloth

  2. Camille Styles.  I must be on a wood kick today!  I think these DIY wood and leather suspended shelves would be perfect for Mike’s office.

    Photo by Camille Styles

    Photo by Camille Styles

  3. Paper & Stitch.  I think we all know how much I love succulents, as evidenced by this post.  So it might come as no surprise that I adore this craft idea from Paper & Stitch.  Check it out here and fall in love for yourself!

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    Photo by Paper & Stitch

  4. Young House Love.  This has been my favorite blog for just about forever.  Lately, their focus has shifted toward major remodeling jobs (AKA less doable DIY projects), which I can’t really use in my everyday life.  But I do still draw inspiration from their site, most recently in their recommendation to check out Workbench Magazine’s free builder plans.  There are so many awesome DIY furniture diagrams, and they make everything easy to figure out on your own.  After spending forever trying to buy a headboard for cheap, I can’t believe how easy it would be to just make one on my own!  You can browse all of the builder plans yourself here.  And you should also check out the YHL blog when you have a chance, since they have some awesome ideas in their archives.

What are some of your favorite blogs?  Do you have your own?  If so, leave the URL in the comments section, please!  I need some more reading! :-)

–Laura

His and Hers Artwork

This weekend M & L absolutely dominated the getting-stuff-done arena.  For starters, the living room is beginning to come together.  But more importantly, we made a teensy change in the bathroom that has really pulled the whole room together:

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Our homemade his and hers artwork was done late Sunday afternoon.  We spent the rest of the weekend completing a ton of projects around the house, all of which we will show to you throughout the week.  To name a few, the kitchen has been partially organized, we installed an under-the-counter trash/recycling system, the half bath has a new toilet seat to replace the puffy/padded one, and the dining room light underwent some beautification.  Like I said, lots got accomplished.  But the one I’m most excited about is our new homemade art.

It all started back in Mike’s old apartment.  The kitchen was so blah that I framed 3 teal scrapbook pages as a back splash.  I totally meant to stick them on the beige wall, but never got around to it.  Instead, I just propped them up against the wall.  And voila, a quick pop of color.  They were super low maintenance since they never fell over, were easily wiped down if any drips or splashes got on them, and they were incredibly easy to remove if I ended up needing extra counter space.  I definitely recommend them for anyone nervous about doing anything to their rental’s kitchen.  You can see two of the three leaning against the wall in this old picture from this post.  I wish there was a bigger picture of the whole kitchen, but you get the idea.

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As you can see, one of the three teal sheets has a vintage-looking chicken theme on it, similar to those on my favorite bowls, just barely visible in the background here (you can read more about the succulent plants on this post):

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Here are the weird chickens side-by-side:

Anyway, we carried these three frames pieces of scrapbook paper with us to the new house, but the teal didn’t really work with our crazy red backsplash.  Somehow they ended up in the bathroom, and sat around testing out counter space.  After I decided I didn’t fully appreciate them in this space, I just sort of tucked them away behind my makeup trunk.

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But on Sunday I was feeling positively inspired.  So I grabbed the two frames holding the plain teal paper (ignoring the one with the crazy chickens), some tape adhesive, gray paint strips, and a heart punch.  Since I had all of the materials on hand from previous projects, this craft session cost us $0.  I used the heart punch (purchased at Michael’s for around $10) to make a bunch of little hearts.  Mike grabbed some and immediately glued down a pile of hearts.  It took him all of two minutes.  Maybe he’s a creative genius, or maybe he just wanted to be done with craft time, since it’s not really his jam.  But either way, I think his looks absolutely adorable!

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Mine took a lot longer to do, only because I had no idea what I was going for.  I first tried a horizontal line of hearts, but I didn’t like it.  Then I tried some kind of gradient wavy thing.  Wasn’t really working.  What I needed was a different punch besides heart.  But I didn’t have one.  So I decided to cut the hearts in half and just sort of stumbled into this gradient design.

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Pinning down the exact order of the broken hearts and gluing them down took all of 3 minutes.  The reason I went with crafter’s tape was because it requires no dry time, so the pile of hearts and the lines of broken hearts were re-framed and ready to go within minutes.  I used 3M medium-sized velcro strips on all three frames.  The strips are perfect because they cause absolutely no damage to the wall or the frames, and when you move apartments/houses, the velcro side stuck to the frame can be re-used.  I also buy the medium strips so that I can cut them in quarters, which saves a ton of money.

This was a super simple project that only took about 15 minutes total, but makes the bathroom look much more complete!

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–Laura

 

A Quickie

Good morning!  Want this?

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Then you’re in luck, cause I’ve got a quick design fix for ya.  It’s so simple you’re going to wonder why you didn’t come up with it on your own.  But the good news is that you can accomplish it yourself in two minutes or less.  So grab that cup of coffee and let’s get started!

STEP 1: I assume your living room is already set up.  If so, enjoy that smug feeling one gets from not being a squatter, and skip this step.  But if like me, you’re still unpacking, it might help to follow my guidelines for how to attempt to set-up your living room the super stressful way: make sure you have way too many pillows, too many couches, and a huge fireplace taking up most of the living room wall space.

To begin with, you know things definitely can’t stay all piled up in the middle of both the living room and dining room…

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…you’ll definitely have trouble finding an arrangement that works.

There will always be too many couches.  What’s that hiding behind the black leather couch in the dining room?  Half a brown sectional!  Too many couches!!

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As part of step 1, it’ll definitely help if you allow yourself to “get mad,” as demonstrated here by my nephew, Braylon:

Finally, give up a little and decide to temporarily forget about the TV and black leather couch.  Just shove them as far into the dining room as the cable cord will allow, and stick the sectional in the only corner.  Viola, living room.

But before you move on to step 2, you need to make sure your decorating consultants are pleased with the layout.

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STEP 2: Hate every pillow arrangement you try.  Keep moving them around as much as you want; there are too many pillows and the majority of them won’t match.  You’ll probably keep coming back to the blue/green/teal situation.

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If only there was a way you could get them to match!

STEP 3: Cue a cheap $1.99 belt from Goodwill!  If you already have an old belt, you can skip this step.  If not, go thrifting and find the belt that will look the best for the least amount of money.

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STEP 4: Strap the belt on a pillow and step back to admire your handy work!

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And double-check that it looks good up close, too (Note from Laura: It’s impossible to tell from the pictures, but the blue in the pillow pretty much perfectly matches the belt).

Success!

And there you have it!  The world’s simplest makeover, in place before you even finished that coffee!  And by the way, if you want coffee out of a designer travel mug, make your own with help from this old post!

Back to Blogging

Laura here.  Somewhere in the Pennsylvania woodlands (Note from Laura: I wrote this post last night in the car, but we’re back in Akron now!).  We’re driving back from a weekend trip to Connecticut to go deep sea fishing with my dad, sisters, and brother-in-law.  Mike will be blogging about it next week for Mike’s Manly Monday.

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I guess I owe you an explanation as to why I suddenly stopped blogging.  Well, it was pretty difficult to manage everything with Mike gone.  I got sick pretty much the second he left.  And the dogs wrestled 24/7 in a very annoying and stressful way.  Feel free to become victimized by it yourself:

In addition, the grass grew super fast and had to be mowed twice, work was demanding, and I had an abundance of assignments due for my internship.  Unable to balance all aspects of being a full-time student with two-part time jobs, one internship, and having to manage a house while being a single dog-parent, I decided to take some time away from blogging, which turned out to be a good decision.  I was able to write a few papers for school, get projects done around the house without worrying about any deadlines, and I even had time to give myself a pedicure.  Now that I am back to blogging, I will of course write about those previously completed projects.  Hopefully one of my upcoming projects will be to reupholster this chair that I purchased from the Salvation Army for $3.99:

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And, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, there won’t be a Mike’s Manly Monday this week (we’re already done with Monday for this week, thank goodness!).  Mike is dutifully working on next week’s, though, so keep on the lookout for that!

–Laura

Now Presenting, the Bathroom!

(***ML Note: This week’s GIVEAWAY is still going on through Sunday, June 9th at 11:59 pm.  Enter here!)

In between my summer class (which just ended, hooray!!), panel painting, and dog wrangling, it has been a struggle to get the house unpacked.  Almost every room is in total shambles, but we have been slowly chipping away at the bathroom and kitchen, since those are undoubtedly the most important rooms in a home.

You’ll probably remember our outdated fish toilet seat from this post, and this post showcasing our too-long shower curtain.  Obviously we’ve got some bathroom-related issues.  But I’ve been too embarrassed until now to reveal how truly terrible the bathroom was when we moved in.  So here is a quick snapshot into the ugliness with which we started:

 

As you can see, there are some serious problems with those cabinets.  Not only do they have ridiculously huge and yellow knobs, but they are also at an almost 45-degree angle.  The fact that they are slanted is probably not something our landlords will let us fix, but we just HAD to do something about those yellow monstrosities.  So I switched them out for some plain silver-looking pulls I found at Target for $10.  At just $1 a knob, I loved them so much I purchased 4 packs total.  Enough knobs for the bathroom and the kitchen (more on that later…).

You might notice some chipping underneath the knobs – I can only assume that the cabinets hated the yellow pulls so much that they tried to self-destruct.  And that’s saying a lot, since the cabinets themselves are nothing short of an eyesore.  (Note from Laura: We’ve been given the go-ahead from the landlords to paint the cabinets.  But since the laminate fronts will make it difficult, we’re taking some time to research the quickest/cheapest/easiest way to accomplish the near-impossible feat of disguising the fake wood cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen.)

Our next task was to replace the beach-themed shower curtain that was too old and moldy to show on this G-rated blog…

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The shower curtain bar (I apologize for not thinking to take a picture…) was rusty, unstable, and too low.  So we unscrewed it from the tile, bought a tension rod, and installed it all the way up at the ceiling.  I added a $2.24 shower curtain liner, and in the interest of saving money, I used two gray basketweave curtain panels I had purchased about a year ago and used in my own apartment, before-Mike (should we refer to this time period as BM?).  Each panel was $24.99 from Target, so I was hesitant to let them go to waste.  The main problem was that there weren’t any holes in the top for the curtain hooks.  So I cut some holes in the top sort of willy-nilly, and just hung it up.

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This worked like a charm for the first few days.  And then the too-wide and too-heavy curtain panels started gaping, bunching, and just generally falling off the shower hooks. Uh oh.

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The shower curtain liner is doing the same thing, except that it is also just too short (and possibly not wide enough) for the bathtub.  So we’ve got some issues to fix up top.

Unfortunately, we’ve also got some issues to fix down below, since the curtains are a bit too long for the space.  I snapped this photo a little bit after my morning shower, which explains why the bathmat is wet:

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Turning our attention to the other half of the bathroom, the counter area was a blank slate.  So in my corner, I set down my makeup trunk (purchased at Antiques Marketplace in Putnam, Connecticut for $20), along with a condiment tri-bowl I found at Target for 50% off (making it about $8), and one of two natural/gray baskets I bought at Target for $7 each.

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That oblong basket held a few odds and ends until I found two apothecary jars for $1 each at Dollar Tree.  They’ll be perfect for holding q-tips and cotton balls (which we are currently almost out of):

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The only thing that this area was missing was a towel bar, so I hired Mike to install one that I purchased at Kmart as part of a complete $25 bathroom set (the towel bar for this bathroom, and the toilet paper holder and hand towel ring for the half-bath downstairs).  The kit came with a template for drilling holes, which I taped onto the wall.

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Unfortunately, we first drilled the wrong set of holes… But Mike fixed it.

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And then hung the bar (note the extra set of holes in the middle, which I will be spackling and painting over):

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At the moment, this is the only functioning towel bar near the shower, since the one in the shower snapped off the wall:

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Our new black towel bar is therefore doing double duty holding bath towels as well as the only hand towel we have been able to find (who knows which box the rest are still packed into!).

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I am frantically knitting a new light gray hand towel that I think will look perfect in that corner.  Here it is about half way finished:

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And conveniently, hanging a towel on the new bar covers up the ugly maple leaf tile on the wall.  There are a total of 5 of these suckers randomly stuck in with the yellow wall tiles.  I cannot imagine why they included these at all, except that they must have been last minute replacements for cracked yellow tiles.  I’m trying to come up with a creative way to cover up the rest.

You might also see the cute snake plant tucked under the towel bar.  I have one of these next to each sink.  Obviously because it adds some greenery to the bathroom, but also (and hopefully less obviously) because it covers up the built-in toothbrush holders.

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After testing out both the blue plastic and the white ceramic planters in the space, I’ve decided that I prefer the white pot, which I got at Ikea for $2.99.  So I will soon be swapping out the blue for a sleeker white one to match.  The single white pot currently in the bathroom is on Mike’s side, visible here:

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(Note from Laura: In this picture you can clearly see that one of the window panes now has a transparent film over it.  That is currently an unfinished project, and will be featured in a post later. Stay tuned!)

Next to the white ceramic plant pot is another natural/gray woven basket that holds our toothbrushes and toothpaste.  I keep a soap dispenser in front of it, but would eventually like to get a second so there can be one at each sink.

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Our huge mouthwash bottle neither fit in the basket nor looked appropriate sitting awkwardly next to it, so I poured the contents into 2 bottles that I’d purchased as part of a $9 three-bottle set at Ikea.

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I actually used a funnel (not pictured) to transplant the mouthwash into the clear and teal bottles.  And then I put one in front of each sink to remind us to swish and spit.

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Once the Crest mouthwash is used up, I’d love to switch to an all-natural alternative.  Does anyone have any brand they prefer?

But you’re all probably confused as to why we haven’t yet addressed the toilet seat debacle.  In truth, that was actually our FIRST bathroom update… But I thought I would save it for last since it is the part of the bathroom that makes me the happiest.  I cannot believe the transformation.  Who thought an aquarium-themed toilet seat was a good idea??  I much prefer this simple switch, which only set us back $5.74.  Look at the difference!

The gray trash can next to the toilet is actually a vintage magazine holder that I purchased at the Antique Show last year in Brimfield, Massachusetts.

So ultimately, the bathroom is begging for a lot more work.  Here is the master list:

  1. Paint the cabinets below the sink and above the toilet.
  2. Buy a longer/wider shower curtain liner.
  3. Replace the plastic half-circle shower curtain hooks with these metal hooks (which I already own… I just have to figure out where they’re packed.  Maybe they’re hiding with those missing hand towels?) that prevent the curtain from slipping off.
  4. Hem the bottom of the gray “shower” curtains to just graze the floor.
  5. Replace the broken towel bar in the shower.
  6. Finish knitting the gray hand towel.
  7. Finish the window transparency project, which started off naked like this (hi, Mike!):image (17)
  8. Something needs to be done with the back of the door, which is just a glued-up, hole-y, disgusto messimage (27)
  9. Something also needs to be done with this outdated, chipped light switch (we can’t find a tri-switch plate like this at any hardware stores, so we might just end up painting it): image (28)
  10. Switch out my blue plant pot for a ceramic white one to match Mike’s.
  11. I’m thinking of painting the dingy metal window trim to look more silvery shiny like the toilet paper holder or the sink:
  12. And speaking of the toilet paper holder, we need to replace the weird, fat white one with a silver one to match.
  13. Oh, and as I was typing this post, a bulb burnt out above the sink area.  I’d love to clean the plastic cover and possibly re-paint the silver exterior. image (33)

And despite the fact that there are still updates to be done, I present to you our newly revamped bathroom.  From blah to BAM!

Are any of you re-doing your bathrooms?  Whether it’s a small or a huge project, I’d love to see pictures and descriptions of what you’re currently tackling!  Why don’t you drop me an email at makeshiftliving@gmail.com?

–Laura