The Lucky Backsplash

February 4th, 2013

Well at last at last at last we’ve finally finished up the backsplash in the hall bathroom.  This remodel has been in progress for over a year, we procrastinated, but now we’re on the way to a nearly complete bathroom remodel. Here’s a look at the vanity wall where we installed a new backsplash, added new sconces, and also a brushed silver finish mirror.

backsplash with silver mirror

 

Here’s what it looked like a year ago. It had an old fashioned overhead light, a huge builder mirror, honey wood cabinetry, and cultured marble countertops. Not my favorite.

hall bathroom

 

The sink vanity wall looks much different today!

hall bathroom centsational girl

 

I call this the “lucky backsplash” for two reasons. First, I ended up skipping the blue brick pattern glass tile I mentioned awhile back because when I did the math it turned out to be way over my budget at $20+ a square foot and to tile up to the ceiling I needed 36 square feet. I was leaning toward something more neutral anyway. 

 

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Best of January

February 3rd, 2013

It’s always fun to take a look back at what occurred over a month’s time even if it blows right past you, which it did for me. Do you also let out a great big sigh when you turn the calendar to a new month?   It just passes by so fast…

Last year,  I rounded up a collection of favorite posts at the end of every month, so I’ll continue the tradition this year.  Here are the top ten not-to-miss posts from January.

best of jan 1

We built some new bookcases for my office with IKEA pieces; my new 35mm 2.0 lens came with me on hike through Yosemite; I shared some thoughts on thrifting (what I look for and what I reject) and also some solutions for renters in the bedroom (tips for adding color, pattern, & personality).

best of jan 2

Our French doors were painted with a shade of teal blue; here are several stylish ways to display black + white photographs; I stitched up a rainy day play tablecloth tent for the little ones; this interview with a magazine field scout and stylist gives a peek into the industry; my favorite berry superfood smoothie is now a regular breakfast food; and several bloggers shared their favorite organizational tricks

swirl

We finally finished the backsplash in our ongoing hall bathroom remodel over the weekend, I’ll snap some pics and share that on Monday!

 

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