Part 1: Half Bath Makeover

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This is our LOVELY RED half bathroom!  When we first moved in, we painted our whole house.  This bathroom was already RED so I thought it would be best to repaint it RED since it’s such a hard color to cover.  Well folks.  The time has come to say good bye!  (FYI: This is a difficult room to photograph.  NO light and SMALL).

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I’ve always liked the color “Duck Egg Blue” by Annie Sloan, but didn’t know what to paint THAT color.  I decided that I would paint the vanity this color and then play off that for the rest of the decor.  This cabinet is the same as in our kitchen so this was my TEST before tackling “My Shabby Cabs.”  I really liked how it came out and it was SO simple.  I finally convinced the Hubs that I can “handle” the kitchen!


After Christmas, we headed to Florida for two weeks.  While I was shopping there (imagine that, right??) I was inspired to complete the bathroom in a cottage/beach style.  We rented bikes on Anna Maria Island.  I went shopping one afternoon while the Hubs walked our daughter Eva.  I was caught cruising back to our house with my arms full.  We were crackin’ UP!

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When we returned home, I found these lovely handles on Amazon!  Love Love!


When we picked out our granite for the kitchen, we decided since they will be out installing we might as well have the bathroom done too!  We picked out a color called, “Star Beach.”

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I always wanted ship-lap somewhere in the house.  I thought it would work well in our “Cottage/Beach” bathroom.  So, some wood planks on the wall and added bead board to the ceiling.

I’m really loving how it’s all coming together.  There’s some nice gaps between the wood and I can’t wait to see it painted!  I already have our mirror and light ready to go!  New toilet (Oh yahhhh)!  Keep an eye out for Part 2.  I think you’re gonna LOVE it!


My Shabby Lights!

I finally have an update on the kitchen!  We have had a couple hiccups since I last blogged on My Shabby Cabs.  One being, our granite broke!  Whhhhhat???  Yup, broke.  Done.  Pick out new peeps!

The hubs and I were devastated.  We searched for MONTHS!  Well, guess what?  We found one we like BETTER!  Heck.  Yah.  Baby!

Final measurements – CHECK!

Install date – CHECK!

GraniteHere’s our final layout.  LOVE LOVE!  It’s light but has some black to tie into our black floor.  The different colored pieces on the right is for our 1/2 bath.  What cha think?

Now, LIGHTS!  Who ever built our beautiful little home, didn’t do so well in the lighting department.  Our kitchen had NO lighting.  We added recessed lighting and two pendants over the island.

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Look familiar?  These were a part of “My Shabby Picks.”  So happy with our decision.  What a difference, eh? (Don’t mind the drywall dust, EVERYWHERE!)

Stay tuned! LOTS more to come!

My Shabby Coat Rack!

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You know what was lacking by our front door? A coat rack!  There is a large closet that could hold a lot of coats, but who wants to do ALL that? Initially, I was on the hunt for a standing coat rack.  I did not want one from a big box store.  I searched high and low for a wooden one that I could paint.  No Luck.

I found this white chippy headboard at The Shops at 101.  Who doesn’t love white and chippy?  I HAD to have it.

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 Initially, I had a couple different ideas for it.  Those ideas were constantly changing and other items soon filled the walls.  Then it hit me.  Hooks!

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Again, I didn’t want your average “hooks” either.  Imagine that.  So, on the hunt again! My search ended with a trip to good ol’ Hobby Lobby.  One thing I do like there is their selection of hooks and knobs/pulls.  My first thought was to paint them ….. After I put it together, I loved the black!

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Look at the detail!

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It fits perfectly by the front door.  It’s beautiful and functional.  Win, win!

Would you hang your coat here?

My Shabby Cabs!

After many many indecisive discussions with my husband, I finallllly painted our kitchen cabinets!

It’s kind of scary.  Will it look good?  Is my husband gonna kill me? Yiiikes!  Dipping that paint brush and putting the first stroke of paint on our maple cabinets was quite difficuit.  It happened.  It’s done.  We LOVE them!

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