Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bathroom Renovation: Part Two

Demolition. We were never so happy to see this bathroom go.  Then, reality set in.  We need to put this all back together again.  My parents have always said that any good renovation will take twice as long as you'd expect and cost twice as much as anticipated.  This was certainly true with our master bath.

Bryan had to remove the shower in smaller sections because the doorway was too small.  Plus, there wasn't any easy way to get the shower pan up.  This was such a dusty, dirty process.

Piece by piece we were able to remove the shower stall.

You can see here where we ripped up the linoleum floor throughout and a big chunk of the shower stall that was cut out.

Finally, the shower stall is gone.  We also took down all of the drywall on the far wall so that we could install insulation between the bathroom and the bedroom on the other side of the wall.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Turning a Picture Frame into a Chalkboard

I feel silly even calling this a tutorial.  It's not really.  I had this old picture & frame that I purchased on clearance at Ikea about 4 years ago.  It has been sitting in the basement with no purpose or home since we moved to this home so I finally decided to put it to work! Can you guess what I'm going to do?  Yup!  I tried to tell you that it wasn't much of a tutorial!

First, you'll want to take apart the picture frame.  You can set that aside. I happened to like the black frame (for now) but if you wanted to change it up, you could easily put a few very thin, even coats of whatever color tickles your fancy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bathroom Renovation: Part One

Oh my! This bathroom! It's perfectly functional.  Just... not very functional for us.  We almost didn't buy this house because of this bathroom.  It was that bad.  Well, I guess it wasn't the bathroom itself... it was mostly the shower.  You'll see what I'm talking about! Keep scrolling!

The blue painters tape was just from me daydreaming.  I put that up trying to imagine what it would look like to not have a wall there anymore!  Can you see that beautiful window above the tub? It's quite large.. you just can't see the whole thing from this angle. Anyway, I was wanting all of that natural light to be able to hit every inch of that bathroom.  Including the shower. (You should have seen my husband's face as I'm explaining how I want walls to be taken down!)

Looking in from the doorway from the master bedroom.

This is still from the doorway of the master bedroom just looking at the right side.

Nice to Meet You!

Hello!  I'm Janice!  Nice to meet you!

I'm sure anybody reading this already knows me fairly well.  However, if you happened to stumble upon this blog by accident, I'd love for you to get to know me (or at least our home!). My husband and I love to DIY.  From big projects to small ones.  We will attempt to tackle them all! Home organization, cleaning, crafts, home remodeling (inside & out!).  We know just about nothing... but part of what we love about this adventure is learning as we go.

This is me!
But I guarantee this is not how I look as I type this.  It's just how I wish I looked at all times.

And this is our home!