Hey, good news. I still remember how to log into this thing!
So, HI! Holy crap, I’ve missed it around here. I hope you’ve all been well.
Overall, we’ve been doing really well, all things considered. And I truly look forward to the day when I don’t have to end each status update like that. We have our struggles, just as I’m sure many of you out there have as well; but we’ve got our health and probably about 75%ish of our sanity left, so that really helps keep everything else in perspective on the tougher days.
For the majority of 2020, I really had so little desire to write on here. And it was such a weird feeling because that was such a huge chunk of my life for the past 10 years. It’s been an outlet, and a way to connect, and although things are shifting (how many people even read blogs anymore?!), I still just can’t seem to allow myself to let it go.
So here we are!
My only issue now is…what the heck do I even want to write about?! When I was trying to figure out what to post about in my first time back in almost 4 months, I was at a total loss. Do I do ‘100 things to get us all caught up’?! Nah, ain’t nobody got time for that.
As you can see from the title, we’re going to start out with sharing the recent half-bathroom remodel we did (which I am absolutely in LOVE with). BUT, if you’ve got any requests for what you might like to see in an upcoming post, please let me know! I’ve had a bad habit of shopping when I get bored, so I’ve got plenty of recent purchases to share. And I’m always looking for little things to update around the house, so I probably have a few things there, too.
So if you’re still here reading (hi, you rock), leave a comment to say hello!
Now that we’ve got the ‘I haven’t been around in 4 months obligatory intro’ out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff…
Our Half Bathroom Remodel!
Jay and I completed this project back in January, and just to be clear…when I say “Jay and I” that really means that I went out and spent all the money, and he did all the heavy lifting of putting my vision to life. So, kudos to you, Jason. I knew I married you for a reason.
To give you a little perspective, here’s what the bathroom looked like before…
It wasn’t horrible, but definitely boring. I always hated that pedestal sink, and was thrilled to do away with that thing.
*Edited to add: The paint color shown here is Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud.
Some of the updates were easy to decide on (and I’ve got everything linked below for you!), such as the vanity.
We were limited with the size we could put in there, so this 24″W Bath Vanity in Pearl Gray was the first one I spotted that I liked, and ultimately still wound up being the winner.
I replaced the brushed nickel hardware that it came with, with a mix of matte black knobs and handles that I found at Home Depot, to match the rest of the matte black accessories that I picked out.
I searched quite a few places for black accessories (like the toilet paper holder and towel ring), and ultimately decided on this Matte Black Bathroom Accessories Set. It was priced really well, compared to others I had been looking at, and didn’t include a bunch of extra accessories that we just didn’t need.
Next up was the light, and this one really threw me for a loop. I originally fell in loooove with a certain 3-light fixture that I found, but it would have just been too big for the space. So I looked around for a few weeks before I finally settled on this 2-light fixture. I had really wanted one with black domes, but I’m glad we went with the clear because I think it helps brighten things up just a bit more.
One of the things that I knew I wanted in the bathroom before anything else was the shiplap on one wall. I wanted things to brighten up a bit in there, and that’s exactly what it did. Jay actually used the same shiplap that we put over our fireplace when we did that makeover about a year ago.
I’d have to say that the most difficult item for me to find and decide on was the mirror. Originally, I had envisioned a rustic, wood frame mirror. I picked out a bunch of them, brought them home to try out, and they just weren’t working.
I think what was really throwing me off was the fact that they wouldn’t match the wooden shelves (which also took some searching to find the right ones!), so I eventually started looking at a black frame.
Well, wouldn’t ya know. As soon as I brought this round mirror home, it fit perfectly.
So last up was the shelves. I really didn’t mind the original floating wood shelf that we had existing in the bathroom, so I purchased two more to see if I could find one that would match, then add some black L brackets. Well, that was a total bust, and I wound up with three of the same shelf, all in a different shade. Go figure?!
The winning pair wound up being these Rustic Wood Floating Shelves with L Brackets from Amazon, and not only were they priced right, but I was really impressed with the look and quality of them when they arrived.
Jay also says they were easy to install, so extra bonus there that I’d know nothing about. ; )
Of course, you can’t have bare shelves, so I took a few existing accessories I had and paired them with a couple of new items. I loved this Magnolia Small Wire Storage Basket, which I filled with some simple white washcloths, as well as this Threshold Small Glass Container. Simple and cute.
Well, I think that covers everything! It was so fun to check in again, and hopefully I’ll be back again soon. <3
As promised, links to everything can be found below.
Accessories: Matte Black Bathroom Accessories Set
Extra Décor/Accessories: Take a Seat Wall Décor, Threshold Small Glass Container, Magnolia Small Wire Storage Basket, Magnolia Room Spray in Salt (I’ve become obsessed with this scent and also have the candle, too!), ‘Wash Your Hands’ book stack + greenery from HomeGoods